Climate Change

15 of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Best Quotes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a 29-year old American politician and activist. She is a Progressive Democrat and is the youngest Congresswoman ever, after being elected to represent New York 14th District on 6th November 2018. Often referred to as AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the rising star of American politics, leading the line for movements such as the Green…

Are “Day Zeroes” becoming a thing of the climate crisis?

What’s Going On Here? Experts at the World Resources Institute (WRI) have warned that extreme water stress could increase the number of “day zeroes”: the day in which a city’s water supplies quite literally run dry. What Does This Mean? The report released by the WRI this week ranked the world’s countries from least to most water-stressed, with 17 countries (that’s nearly 1.8 billion people,…

Climate Movement is the “Greatest Threat” to Oil Industry

What’s Going On Here? Earlier this week, Mohammed Barkindo a.k.a. the leader of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), said that climate activists and the “growing mass mobilisation of world opinion” against oil are perhaps the “greatest threat” to the oil industry. In other words, people power is WORKING! What Does This Mean? The oil and gas industry is feeling the…

Europe in 2019, is getting way too hot to handle

What’s Going On Here? Record temperatures have been experienced in Europe and North Africa. On Friday, France recorded its highest temperature ever, a sweltering 45.9oC. Schools have been shut, exams suspended and roads in Germany have been closed as they are melting!! What Does This Mean? Could this be the new normal? Although scientists cannot say this is directly caused by climate change, the likelihood…

Engineering enzymes to turn plant waste into sustainable products

What’s Going On Here? A paper published by the University of Portsmouth has revealed a new family of enzymes that can turn plant waste into useful widely-popular products such as nylon, plastic and chemicals. What Does This Mean? The work comes from the very same scientist who brought us the plastic eating enzymes back in 2018. Examples of plant waste are: wood, forest residues (such as…