Author: Toryn Whitehead

  • The Hidden World of Fast Fashion

    The Hidden World of Fast Fashion

    By Toryn Whitehead The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as consuming more energy than the aviation and shipping industry combined. If we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in line with the goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, we must […]

  • Make Manatees Great Again

    Make Manatees Great Again

    By Toryn Whitehead Our weather is becoming more extreme and destructive. Consequently, decades of work to reverse man-made damage to the Everglades, a vast, fragile ecosystem in South Florida is being undermined. As well as the flora and fauna, humans will be on the endangered list if we do not act now. Florida manatees play […]

  • No Space for Food Waste

    No Space for Food Waste

    By Toryn Whitehead We’ve all been guilty of it. Brown bananas in the fruit bowl. The potatoes hiding at the back of the cupboard are starting to sprout shoots. The cream sits in the fridge with blue and yellow dots of mould. The most likely outcome for these forgotten items is the one that requires […]

  • Climate Change: A Sisyphean Task?

    Climate Change: A Sisyphean Task?

    By Toryn Whitehead Climate change is a diverse problem full of deep uncertainty. Freak weather events will become more frequent and severe, resulting in immense human suffering and the ecological genocide of our planet. In an effort to combat this threat, the Paris Agreement was signed in 2016. Every nation on earth committed to carbon […]