Can South Korea Ever Abandon Nuclear Energy?

Nuclear power has been a part of South Korea's energy industry since the 1950s. Now a US$24 billion domestic industry, twenty-three nuclear reactors power one-third of South Korea's electricity demand. Nuclear power is therefore critical to the nation's energy security, and has inspired decades of administrations maintaining its status as a strategic priority. South Korea's... Continue Reading →

Canada: A Climate Action Leader?

Canada: a country known for its multicultural identity, friendly people, boundless, rugged landscapes, and bountiful natural resources. In Canada, you can count on clean air and drinking water, pristine lakes and oceans, lush forests, and vast mountain ranges... But, you can also count on the extraction and use of fossil fuels which are becoming increasingly... Continue Reading →

China a Global Climate Leader? Not so Fast

In November 2017, five months after President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accords, President Xi declared that China was now in the “driving seat” when it came to mitigating global climate change. [1] This was a bold claim, given that China is still the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse... Continue Reading →

The Canadian Trans Mountain Pipeline Extension project

The Canadian Trans Mountain Pipeline Extension project is a proposed pipeline that would run along the current pipeline, between Edmonton, Alberta to Burnaby, British Columbia. The project was proposed with the intention of increasing economic benefits by providing $7.4 billion in government revenues and creating new jobs. The pipelines proposal stated that it would allow... Continue Reading →

What is the Weather Like?

For weeks now, it seems that the weather has lost his mind. Between heat records in Australia and historical freezing temperatures in the Northeast and Midwest, the world is witnessing the concrete consequences of serious deregulation of climate. While some people claim the “Age of Weather Extremes”, others are wondering to what extent may climate... Continue Reading →

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