Mia Clement is a first year undergrad studying Geography at Christ Church college. They are an ardent climate activist promoting intersectional environmental protection and information across both OCS social media and @climate.mia channels
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The Indian activists fighting to help child brides and grooms win their lives back

Content Warning: Child marriage, mentioning of physical and sexual violence. One of India’s most successful campaigners against child marriage, Kriti Bharti, runs a one-woman hotline for underage brides and grooms in northwestern India. Her name and number are printed in newspaper articles touting her unique approach: instead of only preaching against the illegal marriages, she Read More…

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G7- A Colossal Failure for Environmental Action and Investment

With little more than six months until UNCOP26, international figures and governments need to raise ambition and work constructively worldwide to deliver climate action and mitigation against environmental degradation and biodiversity loss on a global scale. The existing commitments of international governments still need to be made more ambitious to keep warming to 1.5C and Read More…

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Nord Stream 2: Security versus sustainability

Depending on where you look Nord Stream 2 is presented as a sustainable way to ensure European energy security for Russian intelligence collation and investigation through coercive investigation on buildings sites. With construction underway and Germany attempting to downplay criticism of the project, concerns over geopolitics remain.  Energy security is necessary for a country’s development, Read More…

A photo of Mount Nyiragongo's glowing, smoking lava lake during the recent eruption
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Nyiragongo- Disaster For Goma

Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. With an extensive lava lake and eruptions producing viscous lava flows and ash fall out, the volcano is a significant hazard to surrounding populations. This volcano has a history of damaging land be it agricultural or settlement; the Goma disaster in January 2002 destroyed much of the Goma Read More…

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The Green Party Takes Europe By Storm

The Green party has long been a prominent political advocate for sustainable and environmental initiatives, policy, implementation and action. Recently, Germany’s Green party has had surprising success despite a large focus on the rise of the far right, yet Green parties throughout Europe are gaining traction in support and voters. While Merkel’s coalition dives in Read More…

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Bison Blunder From US National Parks

More than 45,000 have vied for 12 spots to help cull Grand Canyon bison herd, after the US National Park Service (NPS) requested volunteers to help with overpopulation. The NPS opened a rare opportunity this May for skilled shooters to kill bison at the Grand Canyon’s north rim. Officials say the pilot programme is required Read More…

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Summit Attempts Steps Towards Climate Mitigation

On April 22nd 2021 President Joe Biden invited 40 world leaders to a virtual summit on the climate crisis. Heads of state, including Xi Jinping of China and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, were invited to the two-day meeting meant to mark Washington’s return to the front lines of the fight against human-caused climate change, after Donald Read More…