The society we live in today has become increasingly wasteful. We often want the best products for the cheapest possible prices. This attitude has implications on the economy, but more importantly the environment. In terms of the economy, local businesses producing food are becoming obsolete through a vicious cycle of raised expectations of products and increased… Continue reading **Waste not, want not**
There is compelling evidence that climate change is a serious and urgent threat to human societies and the natural ecosystem worldwide. Despite this, public opinion and governmental policy varies greatly. Secretary-General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon stated that we are the last generation that can adapt to avoid the worst impacts of climate change whilst being the… Continue reading **Climate Change Perceptions: Tragedy of the Commons**
Car use is at an all time high in Great Britain. We are using them for increasingly shorter journeys which is putting strain on our roads and creating more congestion. Resultantly, green transport such as walking and cycling are much more difficult and dangerous: Every year around 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured in reported road… Continue reading **Driving Up Emissions**
Globally there is an agreement that the world needs to limit long term rise in average temperature to 2°C from 1990 levels (IPCC, 2007) by reducing Greenhouse gas emissions to limit the significant risks we are imposing on threatened, unique systems. However, it is questionable as to whether this will be achieved due to the… Continue reading Geoengineering: A solution?