Figure 1. Chital deer standing in mangrove swamps. Source: Wikipedia.com Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal share the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest, the Sundarbans, one of the Indian sub-continent’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Historically, emblematic Asian species, such as the Javan rhinoceros and leopards roamed the area, but they became locally extinct primarily due to human... Continue Reading →
On 18 November, the 23rd Conference of Parties (CoP23) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concluded in Bonn. After the ambitious goals set in Paris in 2015, this year’s conference made the news mainly because of the announced US withdrawal from the Paris agreement. However, two important topics re-surfaced in the negotiations... Continue Reading →
Everyone’s doing it. Lewis Hamilton, Liam Hemsworth, Bill Clinton. Veganism is on the rise. Leonardo DiCaprio is even investing his money in Beyond Meat – A company creating plant based alternatives to animal proteins. Plant based diets are becoming a social phenomenon as veganism and vegetarianism have reached a new cultural salience. There has been... Continue Reading →
Other CO2 problem: Climate change results in ocean acidification which affects calcification and behaviours of marine species.
Understanding the effects of our Diets Before moving to the UK, I had never really asked myself whether my diet was sustainable. I had always tried to eat healthy, but for personal reasons. However, upon learning that different types of food were linked to different volumes of carbon footprints, I realised that my eating habits... Continue Reading →