Ella Buckley discusses the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference and questions whether the richest nations of the world are doing enough to tackle climate change.
The third greatest planetary emergency – chemical pollution Alina McGregor discusses the lack of awareness around chemical pollution as a threat to our planet and argues it is continually overshadowed by climate change and kept off the radar for financial business gain. Since late 2019, Covid-19 has killed 4.38 million people. Research has found that […]
On October 23rd, Mark Lowcock, the United Nation’s under-secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Coordinator (OACH) gave a briefing about the famine in Yemen. He described it as “much bigger than anything any professional have seen in their life”. Today, 8 million people are dependent on emergency food aid and this figure will anytime soon […]
The current crisis in Cameroon isn’t one that has made the front pages of many newspapers, being overshadowed by multiple other issues including Brexit, Trump and the ongoing refugee crisis, however this does not make Cameroon any less deserving of our attention, due to 160,000 of its population already having been displaced, with 21,000 fleeing […]
When the result of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or CMP 11, was announced, many felt joyous. Finally, 196 countries had banded together and produced a 12-page document that embodied global recognition and cooperation against the issue of global warming. Yet, a few cranky cynics like myself harboured a little more doubt over this […]
In the ‘new world order’ of the 21st Century, western states sell wars as the takedown of tyrants in the name of morality. George W Bush called for war in Iraq to remove the “homicidal dictator” Saddam Hussein and “liberate the Iraqi people”. Obama justified intervention in Libya to stop the “colonial crusader” Gaddafi, who […]