Category: climate change
Why are Mangroves Important?
Mangroves are commonly described as the ‘forests of the sea’, owed to their roots being submerged in water, whilst adapted to thrive in both freshwater and saline conditions. Due to their ability to withstand challenging conditions such as storm surges and tidal influxes, mangroves are the second most biodiverse ecosystem after the coral reef system;…
Why is climate change always referred to in future tense?
JANUARY 2019 As it stands, it is not the case that climate change will be a future threat to our Planet. This ‘threat’ is already happening and will continue to do so in many unimaginable ways. A point I think should be emphasised is that climate change is always referred to in future tense. For example: “it will…
Is the Covid-19 outbreak a wake up call for the climate crisis and changing habits?
By Ian Granit The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives. It has disrupted our daily routines, caused widespread anxiety, sickness and death. Governments around the world have responded, each in their own ways, by taking unprecedented steps to shut down entire cities, encouraging work from home, banning unnecessary travel and closing borders to slow the…