enviroment



Capitalism is crushing the climate

13th November 2020

David Attenborough has claimed that capitalism must be curbed to restore the natural world. Joe Evans goes one step further, claiming it must be rejected to save our planet. Sir David Attenborough has stated on the BBC environmental podcast “What Planet Are We On?” that the excesses of western countries and the capitalist system should ...


Troublesome travel: the effect of tourism on natural landscapes

11th November 2020

The environmental cost of our holidays. In early summer 2019, a huge clean-up operation was launched on the slopes of Mount Everest to remove both the bodies of climbers killed on the slopes over the years, as well as the rubbish and waste left by the hundreds of tourists who attempt to summit the world’s ...


Pre-owned capitalism: can Depop save the planet?

22nd October 2020

Basilia Weir has some questions about just how sustainable shopping from Depop really is. Being more sustainable means buying my clothes second-hand whenever possible. But, when I peruse the racks at my local charity shops, I’m often met with wooly jumpers, raincoats and orthopaedic slippers – all of which have a certain elderly air to ...


The internet… underwater?

22nd October 2020

Many are unaware of the environmental issues data centres create but placing them underwater may just be the solution. Water-cooled computers are nothing new to your friendly neighbourhood techy, but Microsoft has gone one step further with their Project Natick which entered its final phase this July. Two years ago, Microsoft sank a 40-foot-long cylinder ...