Scattered like saphhire jewels along the glacial coasts, these cobalt-blue melt ponds are beautiful heralds of the melting season in Greenland. What’s to worry about? They’re forming earlier, and faster. Continue reading “On the blue tears of the Arctic”
Growing up, my TV diet was a staple of Star Trek and nature documentaries. I only grew more fascinated with our place in the universe when I delved into Physics, dabbling in polar research and astrophysics as an undergraduate intern. The beauty of this planet hasn’t been lost on me. Yet, I breathe it anew when Continue reading “On this beautiful planet”
A quick round-up of the Top Four Most Wanted greenhouse gases that are too hot to handle! Continue reading “On the top four Most Wanted list”
Brexit has taken up a lot of my emotional bandwidth the past few days. Half a world away, I can’t seem to peel myself away from the news. I worry. I grew up in Cambridge and worked in London, and still have (Asian) family there. But what about climate change? Continue reading “On Brexit and the climate”
I can’t imagine being a refugee. To lose everything you’ve worked for, everyone you’ve ever loved, to take nothing with you except the sense of self you cling tightly onto, to arrive broken upon strange shores with worse to come. You’d have to be so, so strong to be a refugee. Continue reading “On climate refugees”
It’s always hard to talk about climate change without it all getting too awful – but hopefully we struck a good balance at this talk, with the help of the #lepakinsg crew!
While many of us are procrastinating over just what low-carbon lifestyle changes we could make, many villagers are simply getting on with it! How? Through clean cookstoves, energy from waste, community renewables and other simple, effective choices. Continue reading “How the Poor are Saving the Planet (and how you can too)!”