Internship Report: ACTeon Environment

Where did you do your internship and what was your role? I did my internship at ACTeon Environment in Colmar, France. I contributed to a research project regarding aquatic biodiversity in the European Union called AQUACROSS. Within AQUACROSS, there were eight different case studies in different geographical regions that are facing threats to biodiversity. I … Continue reading Internship Report: ACTeon Environment

From Challenges to Opportunities: Facing Climate Change in Latin America

Recent natural disasters have severely hit some Caribbean countries and some regions of the United States. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have devastated households, cities and whole countries. Millions of citizens were forced to abandon their homes and the economic losses are estimated to be over 100 billion dollars. This situation has once again raised the … Continue reading From Challenges to Opportunities: Facing Climate Change in Latin America

Ethics of Geoengineering Terraforma

In the acclaimed film “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” the young hero fights a villain, who, having lost faith in the ability of mankind to make the efforts to curb emissions, and fight global warming, decides to try and kill most of humanity to save the planet and himself. The idea that curbing emissions will not … Continue reading Ethics of Geoengineering Terraforma

Nudging toward a cleaner world

Richard Thaler received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for his pioneering work in behavioural economics. As readers of the previous issue of the TSEconomist know, behavioural economics has challenged the traditional assumptions of economics, especially the assumption that human behaviour is rational. One policy tool that has emerged from behavioural economics is the concept … Continue reading Nudging toward a cleaner world

Thermodynamics and Natural Resource Use: the economist perspective

Natural resource economics is the discipline that deals with the use of the resources that humans can extract from nature and their environment for consumption and capital creation. Most research on this subject focuses on problems of population growth, economic growth, and efficient extraction of natural resources across time. Thermodynamics is the science of matter … Continue reading Thermodynamics and Natural Resource Use: the economist perspective