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The biggest hurdle for the climate change fight isn’t technology – it’s human psychology

We are wired to trust each other, to communicate our ideas, identities, and beliefs through stories. Every one of us has a story about how climate change has impacted them and everybody has a friend or family member that will listen to that story. Although our old wiring with these ancient evolutionary roots makes us recalcitrant if we all leverage that power of trust and storytelling, we can create the popular movement we need to stop climate change.

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My Experience as Researcher with GWCN

One of the best parts of my close association with GWCN was the ability to conduct and write my own scientific articles, which after being vetted, were published on the GWCN website. This was excellent more so because of the global links GWCN has with environmental research organisations and NGOs and my published research was immediately being shared with my peers across the world. I gained some incredible feedback and a chance to view my own work through many different perspectives.

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What hatched first, Climate Change or COVID-19?

The path to a pandemic is clear. Individuals have caused disruption in land use by way of the intensification of agricultural practices, unviable trade, overproduction and overconsumption. We destroy nature, create a massive loss in biodiversity and clear a path for wildlife, livestock, pathogens and people to walk casually together, hand in hand.

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In Pursuit of Purpose: Choosing to make a Difference

My name is Joshua Fuller and I currently reside in Oklahoma, in the Midwest of the United States. I grew up in the countryside near a rural lake town. I have always been captivated by nature and science. Many would consider me a traveler in my personal life and when it comes to work a collaborative […]

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Environmental Education as Tool to Build Sustainable Behaviour in Children

Environmental degradation and climate change have been caused by the unsustainable patterns of human behaviour as they are linked to consumption. Most efforts to improve environmental sustainability involve international cooperation, legal restrictions, and technological developments, rather than behaviour. This article argues that the achievement of sustainability can only be achieved through adjusted human behaviour and that education plays a major role in this regard. Instead of informing children of our harmful actions, educators and society members need to create a generation for whom sustainable behaviour is part of their identity and habits.

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My Journey with GWCN

It is with great excitement that I take part in this amazing journey with the Global Waste Cleaning Network (GWCN). With a background in international relations and a Master’s Degree in Peacekeeping Management, my skills support the work that GWCN invests in and advocates for, both in a local and global context. Before coming to […]

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Evaluating Current Air Pollution Impact Prediction Practices in the United Kingdom

The current lack of adequate Air Quality (AQ) Impact Assessment in the United Kingdom has repeatedly been emphasized in previous studies to be one of the main factors in the reduced quality of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). This research critically evaluates AQ impact prediction methods in three EISs through analyzing four stages: impact identification, impact assessment, significance evaluation and mitigation measures using a best practice technique evaluative checklist approach.

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Climate Resilient Coastlines, UK

Climate change has taken its toll on the UK coastline through increased sea levels, increased rate of erosion and heightened flood frequency and intensity. This has had detrimental impacts on people and the economy through the destruction and damage of infrastructure. With global mean temperatures still predicted to increase, the UK coastline is more than likely to experience further destruction if effective steps are not taken to strengthen the resilience of coastal infrastructure.

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La Deforestación en el Hábitat del Orangután de Tapanuli: Un Plan de Conservación Medioambiental

In 2017, the year of its identification, Tapanuli orangutan was ranked as a Critically Endangered species, with only 800 individuals. Despite the efforts to protect some of the world's most biodiversity-rich territories, Sumatra still has one of the highest levels of deforestation. Unsustainable exploitation of natural resources threatens the survival of these primates. Protecting habitat, tightening environmental laws, as well as creating a consistent educational project are some of the solutions proposed in this article to prevent the extinction of Tapanuli orangutan.

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Ecological Impacts on Saline Alkaline Lakes Globally

Globally saline lakes serve as important habitats for migrating shorebirds and water birds globally most being sites of internationally important wetlands and RAMSAR sites with highly productive ecosystems. This article researches and outlines six environmental pressures faced by saline-alkaline lakes globally; some that are increasing in strength over time.

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Urban Agriculture to the Rescue

the effect of climate change is felt globally. Thus, people in a low adaptive region need support to build resilience to climate-related disasters. The best time for climate action is now. Individuals, organizations, and governments should act not, act together, or act differently.

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Marine Debris Killing Our Oceans

the effect of climate change is felt globally. Thus, people in a low adaptive region need support to build resilience to climate-related disasters. The best time for climate action is now. Individuals, organizations, and governments should act not, act together, or act differently.

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Global Warming: Why there is need for Climate Action

About 90 percent of disasters in recent decades in Africa are been driven by weather and climate. Food production is at risk of declining. And there is reduction in length of the growing season, which affects the farmer’s livelihood. This paper reviews articles on global warming and climate change from credible sources like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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The Fashion Industry and its Effects on the Environment

Over recent years many issues within the fashion industry have come to light regarding its workplace culture. Amongst some significant sustainability issues, such as the exploitation of labour, the fashion industry can also be characterised by its disproportionate environmental footprint. From the moment of manufacturing to the process of purchasing and discarding items, the fashion […]

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Landfill gas-to-energy conversion power plants

Landfill gas is a product that is released during the fermentation of organic substances under anaerobic conditions (without oxygen). It is a high-energy fuel that can substitute fossil fuel. Depending upon the landfill design, as well as waste composition, compaction, moisture and several other factors, landfills are available to collect and use this valuable renewable […]

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Consequences of Deforestation on the Environment

For as much as the causes of deforestation could keep being put up for a continuous debate, the fact of the matter is that it represents an environmental issue. Namely, human overpopulation creates the need for additional agricultural land, and more often than not, construction of consumer-driven industrial facilities or our ceaseless demand for solid […]

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What is Globechain?

Globechain.com is an online reuse platform that connects people, charities and businesses to enable them to reuse unwanted items within a global supply chain network creating a waste audit and social impact value for members. From shop fixtures and fittings to coffee grind for growing oyster mushrooms to medical equipment and office furniture, we want […]

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