First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

A tragedy of the commons is a situation where many people have access to a common, limited resource, which is slowly depleted as individuals use it. This leads to an incentive system where every individual uses the resource as quickly as possible, mindless of the long term consequences of overexploitation and depletion, as anything unused … Continue reading First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

An Inconvenient Inevitability

The Paris Climate Change Conference has drawn to a close and it seems that everyone has been talking about climate change. There was the news that carbon dioxide emissions fell during a period of economic growth for the first time. There were marches across the world in the lead up to the conference calling on … Continue reading An Inconvenient Inevitability

More Than Meats The Eye – Environmental Vegetarianism

This month, I turned over a new leaf. A leaf that, prior to my going green journey, I genuinely never thought I would turn. Growing up in a typical small-town NZ household, there was no such thing as a vegetarian meal. We were meat and 3 veg most nights of the week, with a fish … Continue reading More Than Meats The Eye – Environmental Vegetarianism