Greta Thunberg is right to be deeply disappointed but for the wrong reasons

by Rashmee

Posted on December 16, 2019


  Hardly a day goes without news of a climate-related development or some kerfuffle over how to respond to it. In days past, it’s the climate conference in Madrid that has made headlines. Particularly, Greta Thunberg’s slow activism – the Swedish schoolgirl took four weeks to sail the seas and get to Madrid, disdaining air … Continue reading “Greta Thunberg is right to be deeply disappointed but for the wrong reasons”

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Carrots are good - but UN also needs to wield a stick to tackle climate change

by Rashmee

Posted on September 25, 2019 / The National


The United Nations’ special Climate Action Summit notched up a win even before the first speaker took the microphone and Greta Thunberg issued a passionate broadside. On the evening before, the UN announced that Gabon would become the first African country to receive international funding to preserve its forests. The 10-year commitment of $150 million … Continue reading “Carrots are good - but UN also needs to wield a stick to tackle climate change”

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To beat climate change, cities would have to shrink to the size of ancient Rome

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2019


Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl climate activist, took a yacht across the Atlantic rather than fly. It wasn’t exactly fun–there was no hot food or a loo on the boat–but the 16-year-old wanted to send a message. She, and anyone else who cares about their carbon footprint, should re-examine transport choices carefully. Those of us … Continue reading “To beat climate change, cities would have to shrink to the size of ancient Rome”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK