The Effect of Canadian Mining in Latin America and the Caribbean

Justin Trudeau has made a commitment to fighting climate change and human rights violations both locally and abroad. Locally, Justin Trudeau held a conference with all provincial and territorial leaders in 2016 to create an action plan to transition towards a low-carbon economy. He has also welcomed Syrian refugees and has attempted to address Aboriginal issues to varying degrees to success. Internationally, Trudeau attended the … Continue reading The Effect of Canadian Mining in Latin America and the Caribbean

North Pole Politics

A few months ago, I asked my teacher about the entire crisis emerging in the Middle East. I wondered why the USA intruded between Kuwait and Iraq and declared a war. President Bush had an inane reason for this Persian Gulf War,  “it was a help to Iraq.” How can someone help any country by waging a war? I asked my teacher the reason for … Continue reading North Pole Politics

With Paris Announcement, Trump Has Made 2020 Election a Referendum on Climate Change

Just over a year ago, on April 22, 2016, 175 countries agreed to abide by the terms set in the Paris Climate Accord, vowing to mitigate the emission of fossil fuels in an attempt to bring the global temperature down to pre-industrial levels. Within weeks, literally, every country had signed on, except for Nicaragua, whose government claimed that the agreement was “not tough enough”, and … Continue reading With Paris Announcement, Trump Has Made 2020 Election a Referendum on Climate Change

Venezuela: Money, Politics and Chaos

Venezuela is experiencing a socioeconomic crisis and national calamity. Presently, the country is in a state of emergency after two months of anti-government protests. This resulted in violent clashes between the government and its citizens. According to local sources, this situation has caused the deaths of over 50 people and led to violent confrontations with the police. Venezuela has the world’s highest inflation rate, set to hit … Continue reading Venezuela: Money, Politics and Chaos

Why you need to care about Climate Change – NOW!

Academic papers have been coming in for decades reporting that the level of Polar Ice both in the North Pole and Antarctica are at their lowest levels in millions of years. In a study, it was found that a new Ice age has been delayed for another 50,000 years thanks to man-made climate change, however, this data is useless if we don’t put into the … Continue reading Why you need to care about Climate Change – NOW!

Does Foreign Aid To Africa Do More Harm Than Good?

With a heavy heart and good intentions, people from around the world give money away to charities in hopes of bringing greater global prosperity to nations struggling to develop. But does foreign aid to Africa really help? This question is regularly pondered by politicians and economists around the world, but at its core, is highly relative to a number of factors. It’s impossible to say … Continue reading Does Foreign Aid To Africa Do More Harm Than Good?

Should USA exit the Paris Climate Agreement?

The consequences outweigh the benefits by far too much. The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris) is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. I will explore two possible scenarios. USA (informally) stops completing its obligations under the agreement but still stays as an official member. … Continue reading Should USA exit the Paris Climate Agreement?