Smog Diamonds Shine Bright but are a Dull Solution

Forget blood diamonds, a new smog diamond has attracted netizens’ attention. Recently a new World Economic Forum post has been circling the Internet. The post is about a Dutch artist’s new tower that can turn pollution in Chinese cities into diamonds. He states that, “In the future waste should not exist” and that the revenue … More Smog Diamonds Shine Bright but are a Dull Solution

From Brexit to Chintervention: Opportunity for China as Global Green Leader

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Brexit was only the beginning of a domino effect of events that cast a dark cloud over Britain’s—and Europe’s, and the whole world’s—future. This week Theresa May became the … More From Brexit to Chintervention: Opportunity for China as Global Green Leader

Brexit, Immigration and Global Animosity

Concerns on immigration have arisen within the recent Brexit debate. Brexit advocates suggest that leaving would make the UK less attractive to migrants, an increasing cause of concern. Leave campaigners insist that staying in the EU would worsen problems of “uncontrolled” migration from both European and non-European countries into Britain. However, David Cameron, a Remain supporter, … More Brexit, Immigration and Global Animosity

Sustainable Tourism?

Recently I have travelled to Iceland and Croatia—hotspots for environmental spectacles. Most of the parks were pristine, and the resources were well preserved. The scenery was unique and breathtaking. As I begin my dissertation research on ecotourism initiatives on the Tibetan Plateau, I have reflected on my own experiences in ecotravel in Europe and China. Ecotourism is not … More Sustainable Tourism?

No Immunity with Inequalities

Over the past month, the developed world in the West has battled numerous effects of climate change and environmental degradation—flooding in England, tornado-snow-thunderstorms in the United States, and, more recently, the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. These cases remind us that state wealth does not necessarily guarantee immunity from environmental harms. Social inequalities, like the effects … More No Immunity with Inequalities