Georgia on our collective, climate-conscious mind

by Rashmee

Posted on November 16, 2020


President Joe Biden will be in office, come one-minute past noon on January 20. The US will, that very day, rejoin the Paris climate pact. Good. But what happens next? How does the US, the second biggest carbon emitter in the world, become consistently climate conscious, by federal order, no matter who’s in the White … Continue reading “Georgia on our collective, climate-conscious mind”

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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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Trump is wrong on guns for teachers & on climate change. Only one is a domestic issue

by Rashmee

Posted on February 22, 2018


Gun control is a domestic issue for America but climate change is not. On guns, only the American public can force the Trump administration and the Republican Party to start down the road to change. But on climate change, the world must force the US government to realise that it cannot behave like a disruptive … Continue reading “Trump is wrong on guns for teachers & on climate change. Only one is a domestic issue”

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America First doesn’t mean Trump gets an alternate planet sans effects of #climate change

by Rashmee

Posted on June 3, 2017


The squabbling over who gains and loses from Trump #Paris climate deal exit is unedifying and unenlightening. Someone very clever argues that as the world presses on, the biggest loser in President Trump’s decision to exit the #Paris climate change agreement will be America. Another says that poor countries, which were relying on American money … Continue reading “America First doesn’t mean Trump gets an alternate planet sans effects of #climate change”

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Trump has already cut loose from Paris agreement. It doesn’t matter if he withdraws or not

by Rashmee

Posted on May 30, 2017


Whatever Donald Trump decides on the Paris climate change agreement, there are limits to presidential power. Even so powerful a man as America’s commander-in-chief cannot just yank his whole country out of a decades-old way of thinking about the planet. Big business supports climate change initiatives. So does the US military. Even Mr Trump’s own … Continue reading “Trump has already cut loose from Paris agreement. It doesn’t matter if he withdraws or not”

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Mr Trump really does hold the future of our planet in his tiny hands. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2016


Nearly 60 million Americans have voted for a climate-change denier, who calls global warming “bullshit” and a “hoax” perpetrated by the Chinese for canny business reasons. What will that mean for the planet? It’s unclear if the US can – and will – formally withdraw from the Paris agreement, which came into force the Friday … Continue reading “Mr Trump really does hold the future of our planet in his tiny hands. Here’s why”

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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