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Youth voices on science, law and sustainability

Read Our First Issue: Youth Ideas for Climate Change Solutions (SDG13)

Youth Views on the Glasgow UN Climate Change Convention CoP26 Outcomes

By Jona Cordonier Gehring (Winchester College) and Nico Cordonier Gehring (King’s College School) The COP26 UN Climate Change Conference which was hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, took place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. This is the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where ‘Parties’ means the countries…

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Climate Change

By Anisa Daniel-Oniko Climate change. Two words as heavy as the weight of the world balanced precariously on the shoulders of Atlas. Human beings, though Titans we are not, have to balance the health of our world on our fragile shoulders. Tough though it may be. So in the case of Climate Change, we are…

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The Importance of the Conservation of Peat Landscapes

By Taanvir Sood Peat, also known as turf, is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter. In peat landscapes, year-round waterlogged conditions slow the process of plant decomposition to such an extent that dead plants accumulate to form peat. Large amounts of carbon fixed from the environment into plant tissues though photosynthesis is…

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Greening our School

By Ella Lovat I attend primary school in Glasgow, where I am in Primary 4. We learn a lot at our school about the environment and nature, and we all know that it’s important to reduce pollution. In my class, we do a lot of things to try to be more environmentally friendly. We have…

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Youth Must Advocate for Indigenous People, the Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

By Portia Garnons-Williams Around the world, Indigenous remote communities are living without reliable access to potable water. Lacking even the most basic drinking water infrastructure, Indigenous communities frequently fall victim to water pollution disasters. Such communities are ultimately the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Countries such as Canada have onlyrecently begun to…

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Healthy Fenlands fight climate change

By Thomas Langford Cambridge, where I live, is a small city amid the East Anglian wetlands in the U.K, known to us as fenlands. Fenlands are one of the most carbon dense environments on the planet, which, if protected, reduce flooding, support diverse life systems and capture and lock in CO2 from the atmosphere through…

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Contributions of Physics to Global Response to Climate Change

By Jona Cordonier Gehring Many areas of science are integral to resolving our current climate crisis, and science will be even more crucial in the future. Engineers are starting to help us design more efficient and less polluting transport, biologists and agronomists will have to help us refine our agricultural systems, silviculturalists will help us…

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