Many scientists agree that humans are overpowering the effects of nature. As the bank of evidence illustrating humanity as a geological force, the concept of the Athropocene is becoming increasingly important to acknowledge and understand. What is the Anthropocene? The concept of the Anthropocene is becoming increasingly popular in scientific literature and the everyday languageContinue reading “What is the Anthropocene and Why is it Important?”
Environmental and social governance (ESG) is a set of criteria used in the evaluation of how a company functions, concerning both its people and planet. Incorporating ESG factors in company strategy and objectives is becoming commonplace, particularly with the increasing threat of the climate crisis prompting socially and environmentally conscious behaviour by all. To breakContinue reading “Why ESG is here to stay: Moving towards sustainable and ethical business”
There are 18 species of penguin on the planet, 8 of these reside in Antarctica and the nearby islands. Only the Emperor and Adélie live exclusively on the continent. This post will talk about the Emperor and the Adélie, also the vulnerabilities they face. The Emperor The emperor penguin is the heaviest and tallest ofContinue reading “Penguins, Environmental Change and Antartica”
Now, more than ever, progress in sustainability has taken centre stage throughout the food industry. The momentum for change is growing. Here is how the food industry is working towards greener practices through the creation of cultured, or lab-grown, meats. The Food Industry: Food is responsible for 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Figure 1Continue reading “Sustainability in the Food Industry and Cultured Meats”
2020 is finally coming to an end and most of us cannot wait to see it go. The end of the year for many signals a time for New Year’s resolutions. This means a time for change and growth. So, how can you make 2021 your most planet-friendly year on record? In 2020, research foundContinue reading “New Year’s Resolutions For a Sustainable 2021”
It is time to debunk some of the most frequently heard myths about climate change. This post will be short, sweet and very informative! Myth 1 – The Earth’s climate has always naturally fluctuated It is true that the Earth’s climate has changed over 4.5 billion years. The issue is the rapid warming that weContinue reading “5 Myths About Climate Change”
After reading about the shrinking forest habitat in Western Uganda that has caused a ‘collision course’ between humans and chimps in the August 2020 edition of National Geographic, I decided that it is a case study that should be shared with others. Uganda. A country that lost 63% of its forest cover between 1990 andContinue reading “Uganda, Deforestation and Chimpanzees”
Deforestation is the cutting, clearing and removal of natural forest. Between 1990 and 2016 the world lost 502,000 square miles of forest as a result of deforestation, an area larger than South Africa. Despite the impeding issues of climate change and biodiversity loss, deforestation rates have not slowed in recent years. In the past 15Continue reading “The Deforestation Epidemic”
Sustainability is a broad topic, but is much more than a recent buzzword. You may recognise it from social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, but the concept is not new. The Historical Origins of Sustainability1 The concept was first termed in the 1700s, when referring to ‘sustainable yields’ in Germany. In this context, itContinue reading “Why Should You Embrace Sustainability?”
Climate change and tourism is generally an area with many knowledge gaps, yet Alpine tourism is well studied. Whether the Alps for a skiing holiday or Greece for a mid-summer break, climate is one of the key drivers of tourism and shapes the industry’s success. Tourism is a climate-dependent industry and therefore even small climaticContinue reading “Climate Change and Alpine Tourism”
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