In this day and age, people fly abroad at any given opportunity, but at the same time there are growing concerns about the effect this has on the environment. Should the prices of flights be taxed more heavily so prices rise and people fly less?
Global warming is the fashionable international topic of the Naughties, and the 'Green movement' seems to be taken more and more seriously. We are increasingly led to fear the earth may explode in a raging ball of fire at any moment, and yet, although global warming clearly is occuring, there is no
Non-renewable fuel such as coal and gas are used up at a rate much faster than they will ever be replaced naturally. This means we will at one point run out of non-renewable fuel to provide energy for our use. Wind farms have been touted by many as the solution to this dilemma. Would this work, and
Do non-human animals have rights?
I am going to look at this question partly from the viewpoint of ethics in science and partly considering how major religions treat this question. Those not interested in religious arguments per se would do well to consider at least the ethical angles involved i
Many species of shark are in danger of extinction. The demand for shark fin soup causes overfishing and this could be disastrous for the delicate balance of the ocean's ecosystem. We should ban shark fishing, even at the extent of destroying a piece of Asian tradition.
There are a lot of breeders in the reptile hobby that believe Wild Caught reptiles are a must for certain breeding projects. Captive bred snakes are often so mixed up with being bred with other similar species that you often do not know what you are getting. Is catching snakes in the wild for breedi
The developed world has spewed out CO2 for the last two centuries and its financial riches make it best able to adapt to climate change. Developing countries will be worst affected and least able to cope. A new kind of aid is necessary to help those who have been displaced by climate change and pro
Although still a controversial subject, there is a growing consensus that global climate changes are being caused by environmental pollution, especially by greenhouse gases. Do we need to take more urgent action to halt this trend?