Dairy Farming and the Environment – A New Zealand Example

New Zealand.  What comes to mind?  Sheep, Rugby, Adventure Tourism, Dairy? The dairy industry is one of the major industries in New Zealand, and aside from tourism is our largest export commodity.  Thousands of New Zealanders rely on dairy farming, and dairy contributes 2.8% to New Zealand's GDP. For many, dairy is a way of … Continue reading Dairy Farming and the Environment – A New Zealand Example

Essay: Population Growth and Environmental Factors – A South Sudanese Example

Introduction “I have no doubt that the fundamental source of all of our problems, particularly our environmental problems, is population growth” (David Attenborough, 2012). Population growth is considered a major global issue, emphasising the correlation between population, food and water supply and environmental sustainability. We will examine the current famine in South Sudan and the … Continue reading Essay: Population Growth and Environmental Factors – A South Sudanese Example

Global Warming VS. Climate Change – What is the Difference?

Climate change and global warming, a pair of terms often interchanged and misunderstood.  And terms which often conjure up some pretty intense points-of-view.  So lets look at the correct meanings of both these terms. Climate Change Climate change is a naturally occurring, non-specific flux in the global climate. Throughout history, earth has cooled, warmed, seen … Continue reading Global Warming VS. Climate Change – What is the Difference?