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Climate Action in 2022: 5 Ambitious Goals for the Planet

Climate change threatens every aspect of life as we know it. CoP26 in Glasgow closed 2021 as a landmark year for beginning to galvanise leaders to combat the global climate crisis, yet there is still more to do in many areas.  We are currently living through a decisive decade for climate action, the decisions we make todayContinue reading “Climate Action in 2022: 5 Ambitious Goals for the Planet”

A graveyard of 50million tyres poses severe environmental damage

Studies have quantified that the amount of tyres disposed of around the world is between 1 and 1.8 billion each year. This value equates to roughly 2-3% of all collected waste materials. Of those billions of discarded tyres, many of them find themselves in the world’s largest tyre graveyard, located in Al Sulaibiya: a small town inContinue reading “A graveyard of 50million tyres poses severe environmental damage”

How climate change is fueling forest fires across the world

Forest fires: Forests are a vital part of our ecosystem. As well as being habitats for the majority of the worlds flora and fauna, the existence of established forests protects against floods, droughts, landslides and other extreme events.  Forests are also an important system for climate change mitigation as they act as carbon sinks,  balancing levelsContinue reading “How climate change is fueling forest fires across the world”

Fukushima: The legacy of the 2011 Nuclear Meltdown

10 years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, Fukushima is beginning to reopen. But what was the true cost of the damage caused to the nuclear plant economically, environmentally and socially? On the 11th of March 2011, at 14:46 local time (05:46 GMT) an earthquake, known as the Great East Japan Earthquake, struck east ofContinue reading “Fukushima: The legacy of the 2011 Nuclear Meltdown”

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I will be publishing a series of blogs on environmental and sustainability themes. As part of my research for my book, I will also be publishing other topics on innovation, economics and current affairs.

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The effect of melting glaciers on global climate ambitions

Global warming has already reached 1°C above pre-industrial levels and the consequences of this for people and planet are immense. As the air and the oceans become warmer, glaciers are melting, their compositions changing and the resulting rising sea levels are causing increasingly severe events, both coastal and inland. Evidence of this effect on climateContinue reading “The effect of melting glaciers on global climate ambitions”

Air quality in the UK: What needs to happen for an effective post-pandemic recovery.

Air quality pollution: Cities are major contributors to climate change, despite only covering a small percentage of the Earth’s surface. Across the globe, cities account for nearly 80% of the world’s energy consumption and over half of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Whilst many cities have committedContinue reading “Air quality in the UK: What needs to happen for an effective post-pandemic recovery.”