Tagged with climate change

How the legal system can help address climate change

How the legal system can help address climate change

Increasingly, the courts are being used to address environmental concerns.  In Europe we have seen organisations such as ClientEarth active to “empower people and NGOs with the legal rights to bring forward environmental battles of their own.”  Alice Venn, Unit Coordinator in Environmental Law at the University of Bristol, provides a good article on The … Continue reading

Analysis shows cause of warming Antarctic waters

Analysis shows cause of warming Antarctic waters

Recent scientific research confirms man’s impact on Antarctic waters.  Kelsey Litwin explains in an article on the National Observer website.   For the first time, scientists prove human activity is the top cause of warming Antarctic waters Neil Swart had barely begun his master’s degree at the University of Cape Town when he embarked on … Continue reading

Concerns about shipping in the Arctic

Concerns about shipping in the Arctic

Edward Struzik, Fellow, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University in Canada writes on The Conversation website about some of the major concerns about the increased interest in Arctic shipping now that climate change has made the region more vulnerable.   As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared … Continue reading