AUSTRALIA’S THREAT Australia is predicted to be one of the nations to be most affected by climate change, and it isn’t difficult to see why. Even with a small temperature rise of around 1 degree centigrade, the IUCN has stated that this would be enough to render many endemic species extinct. With 87% of Australian… Read More The Australia Problem: Climate Threat
Kony 2012 was a social media phenomenon that took the world, and particularly the west, by storm. Over 3 years on, what has happened to Kony? The Lord’s Resistance Army and their leader, Kony, were brought to worldwide attention in 2012 with the publication of a short documentary by Invisible Children that quickly went viral. The film,… Read More Remember Kony?
After a few days of self-pity and demotivation, I’m back on the path forwards again! The weather is turning down here, with the sea getting ever choppier, the wind becoming more biting and the rain heavier still. It is becoming more of a struggle to slowly lumber up the hill in the morning to the… Read More A Good Week
It has been weeks since I’ve posted about my goal of doing Postgraduate study at a solid American Uni, but believe me, the desire is very much alive and well. I’ve had a meeting with the Exeter Career Zone which offered some useful advice, though I gather that they don’t get many students doing this!… Read More Road to Grad School: The List Narrows
In this age of desensitisation, it is very rare that I get shocked by something. Much like anyone my age, I guess I’m a veteran of the best and worst that the internet has to throw at you, from videoed murders in Bangladesh, to earthquakes and ISIS beheadings. To be reduced to a stunned, awful… Read More Abject Poverty in Liberia: West Point, Monrovia
Climate change deniers are just normal people, like you and I. Their (misguided) arguments permeate the internet; numerous blogs, social media accounts and websites exist dedicated to their cause. It is widely accepted that global warming is a real phenomenon, and is caused by us. There is a 97% consensus from thousands of scientists across… Read More The Anatomy of Climate Change Denial