Sean Barry argues that even though Australia is the first country on earth to repeal a carbon price, pricing will need to be addressed again in the future and this time it will be necessary to frame it in positive economic terms in order to appeal to underlying cultural beliefs of Australians.
Dr. Moazzem Hossain, who jointly convened a session on ‘Asia on the Frontlines: Projected Implications, Vulnerability and Adaptation’ during the recently held International Scientific Conference in Paris titled ‘Our Common Future under Climate Change’, reflects on the conference outcomes and implications. The four-day conference was the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21).
A former Ambassador of Cuba to the International Atomic Energy Agency Jorge Morales Pedraza explores whether nuclear energy is a realistic option to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to address climate change.
Extinction is not just a matter of life and death, it is the hinge between existence and non-being. Today, the rising threat of mass extinction poses an unprecedented challenge for security, and to the ontology and ethics that attend it.
In the final part of this series, Finlay Green explores the lives of Lakchunhar, who suffers at the hands of an abusive husband, and Rawshunara, who outlines the detrimental impact of the ‘Aratdar’.
In Part 2 of this three part series, Finlay discusses the lives of women in Bangladesh in the aftermath Cyclone Aila, 2009, as well as the benefits to women of owning their own land.
The threat that global warming and rising sea levels poses for Pacific Islands is well-known to those outside the region. A less understood threat is that posed by weak government and environmental regulations in the region. In this article, Sean Jacobs points out saving the Pacific requires more than tackling global emissions and claims that local leaders are using the focus on rising sea levels to abrogate their own environmental responsibilities.