Extinction Can’t Be Fixed But It Can Be Stopped If We Act Now

  On September 10th, 2018, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivered a major address on climate change, warning that humanity is “careening towards the abyss”. Referencing the “extreme heat waves, wildfires, storms, and floods, leaving a trail of death and destruction”, Guterres said, “I have asked you here to sound the alarm. We face a…

Seeking Wellness and Parity for Girls in Science Education

Girls in STEM carry the weight of gender prejudice. Picture credit: The Conversation Psychologist Professor Stoet’s 2018 study, “The Gender-Equality Paradox in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education”, challenges our conventional understanding of gender inequality in education, indicating that in gender unequal societies, girls are relatively motivated to continue STEM education, but in more gender equal…

Impossible = I’m Possible; Giving the UN a Solution-Focused Upgrade

Wildfires have set the Arctic aflame. Climate solutions are urgently needed. Image source: NRK The United Nations (UN) forms a platform for 193 nations to work through their difficulties, including, most pressingly: climate change. But does the UN risk becoming increasingly incohesive and ignored? How can the UN adapt to ensure it equally impacts all nations? Could…