Recent upheavals in Russo-Ukrainian tension threaten global conflict. Tense relations between these two nations, however, have persisted for many years. and begun with the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. This essay explores how a long history of tension has led up to the current crisis.
Whilst many believe the Natural gas crisis was simply caused by a lack of preparation by energy firms, Russia's dominance in its supply of gas to Europe highlights how their abundance of this natural resource is being used as a lever in negotiation over Ukraine.
China took very underwhelming action in the COP26 summit last year in Glasgow despite being the largest emitters by quite some margin. Jinping's recent statement make it seem like China are retreating further from taking accountability through radical reform to their emission-heavy economy.
Jakarta, Indonesia's capital city, has been sinking into the Java sea for 400 years. However, the increasing severity of climate changed has caused sea levels to rise at a much faster rate, meaning 1/3 of the city may be submerged by as early as 2050. The Indonesian President laid out plants for relocation in 2019.
Offshore windfarms are becoming one of the most predominant forms of renewable energy worldwide. New developments could see wind turbines also capture carbon from the atmosphere, as well as generating green energy.
In a phenomenon which has become more frequent in recent years, snow has fallen in the Sahara. Whilst the snow blanketing the golden mountains of the desert is a glorious sight, many wonder if this a sign of climate change's accelerating effect on extreme environments.
On 14th January what is estimated to be the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century occurred in Tonga. The current damage is devastating, and aid is slow to get off its feet. The economic implications of this event for Tonga could be disastrous.
In a time when food is being demanded more than ever, our harvests are dwindling. Using microbes like fungi may allow scientists to create climate resistant crops to increase yields and stop the ploughing of forests.
The 'Frozen Zoo' In San Diego holds cells from over 1000 different species of animals, most of which are on the brink of extinction or were extinct long ago. Oliver Ryder is trying to figure out how to use Cryobiology to revive The Northern White Rhino.
China's artificial sun sustained temperatures 5 times hotter than the real sun for 17 minutes straight, smashing the previous record held since 2003. Could this be the future for clean energy?
33 years ago, the worst disaster in the history of nuclear power generation occurred in Chernobyl. Whilst its been largely uninhabited since, it has been reclaimed by flourishing vegetation and animal life despite remaining a haven for radioactivity.
2021 saw climate disasters cause over $170.3 bn in damages, one of the most expensive results in records. This year should be a testament to the hard-hitting reality, urgency, and severity of climate change.
With meat production accounting for 60% of greenhouse gas emissions from the food industry, innovative solutions are needed. Lab-grown sea food and 3D-printed meat may be the food of the future.
In 2019, Amazon co-founded the 'Climate Pledge', with an overarching goal of achieving net zero by 2040. What are Amazon actually doing to achieve this goal?
With ocean pollution only exacerbating in recent years and remaining one of the most pressing modern issues, a recently developed plastic-eating microbe may be a crucial advancement in this field.