Author: Michelle

The threat of sea level rise to Kiribati

The threat of sea level rise to Kiribati

With the current pandemic, it’s easy to forget the other crisis we’re dealing with. The Coronavirus halted our global society, but not climate change. Green house gases are still emitted to keep us up and running. One of the effects of climate change is sea…

Why you should care about the oceans

Why you should care about the oceans

The oceans. They cover more than 70% of the surface of our planet. Although we have been exploring the oceans for centuries, there is still much we don’t know. But we do know is that on average, oceans have a depth of 3.7 kilometre. The…

The fight against single-use plastic

The fight against single-use plastic

A few years ago I was waiting to pay in the grocery shop, when a young man in front of me at the cash desk spend around 20 euros on plastic: plastic spoons, knives and forks, a few packages all containing 10 pieces.. Plastic plates,…

Plastic, a blessing or a curse?

Plastic, a blessing or a curse?

Whether you like it or not, plastic is everywhere! It comes wrapped around your veggies in the supermarket, makes up the bus seats and the Barbies and Lego you loved (or love) to play with. We hear around us that plastic is bad, but why?…

How many planets do you need?

How many planets do you need?

“You take too many flights! You buy too many clothes! Do you also eat meat?!? It is so bad for the plant!” If you talk with any climate activist, it is likely you have heard these accusations. But why? What is it based on? And…