Brian Vinet

“Caught In The Middle With You”: What National Security, 5G Networks, And Bans On Canadian Canola Have In Common

Disputes between the U.S. and China were framed as growing economic, strategic, and technological rivalries with potential for war. As Washington’s pivot to Asia continues, tensions in the South China Sea continue to mount. The resultant international trade disputes are perceived as political retaliation, making Canadian and international response vital. […]

Corporations Know Best: And Other Lies We Are Told

On Monday Jan 7th the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) denied ExxonMobil’s federal court appeal of a Massachusetts state ruling seeking to obtain internal records from the corporation. The ruling supports Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, by affirming the state’s jurisdiction to seek records indicating that Exxon may […]

Recent IPCC Report Puts Climate Change Top Of Global To-Do List

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held a press conference on Monday, October 8th, to present a new report on the impacts of climate change. The report consults research from over 6,000 studies and includes contributions from 133 authors. The report has  review editors from 40 countries, and 91 […]

Legislation In California Offers Renewed Hope In The Fight Against Climate Change 1

The 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2017 (SB-100) was signed this month by Governor Jerry Brown after it passed in the assembly with 43 votes in favor and 32 against. Surprisingly, in the fallout of California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, which finds that almost two-thirds of the state’s beaches […]

Redefining Climate Change: To Seize The Opportunity Of A Lifetime, One Must Act In The Lifetime Of The Opportunity

Climate change is this generation’s most urgent sociopolitical and ecological challenge. If the dangers are left unabated, impending peril may very well mature into mortal wounds. It will be the death of society and life as everyone knows it. Perhaps, historians will look back at this period as a learning […]

Climate Change: Ecological Or Sociological Threat?

Climate change is a multifaceted issue, compounded by the effects of past and present resource management practices. The largest environmental risks stem from drought and soil degradation. Already, regions around the world are currently dealing with these challenges by adding water restrictions like Cape Town, South Africa or by shutting […]

Community Based Intervention Increases In Response To Government Mismanagement In Kerala

The estimated cost of damage continues to grow in Southern India as flooding in Kerala peaked in August. For now, monsoon rains have decreased and rescue teams have been dispatched. Yet many in the state of Kerala remain stranded. In the midst of this environmental disaster, echoes of government mismanagement […]