Dartmoor’s Processes and Landscape

This essay was written for the Greenwell Cup on the processes which form Dartmoor’s landscapes. Assess the relative importance of both endogenic and exogenic processes in the formation of Dartmoor’s characteristic landscape.   Geomorphological processes that happen underground are described as endogenic, whereas exogenic geomorphological processes are those that occur above ground: both are necessary in forming any landscape, but endogenic processes are more important in … Continue reading Dartmoor’s Processes and Landscape

Biodiversity Expedition across Croatia

This is a write-up by James Dunne from his biodiversity expedition across Croatia with Operation Wallacea.  Between Thursday, 22nd July and Wednesday, 4th August 2021, I participated in a terrestrial and marine biodiversity expedition across Croatia with Operation Wallacea (Opwall). Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 07:00 am. An early start as far as summer holiday sleep schedules go. Having packed the evening before, I managed to … Continue reading Biodiversity Expedition across Croatia

Global Influence of Transport

This essay was written by Alastair Campell and was shortlisted for the FT x RGS Essay Competition. Explain how transport changes might help the world to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement, an international treaty on climate change, aims to limit global warming to well below 2°C of pre-industrial times; preferably lower than 1.5°C. The global average temperature is currently around … Continue reading Global Influence of Transport

Trump’s Mexican Border Wall

This Review was written by Zachary Grassby on the effectiveness of the US-Mexican Border Wall. Introduction: In 2016, Donald Trump stormed into the White House, largely due to one defining campaign slogan: “Build that wall!” The idea of a 20ft high concrete wall separating the US from Mexico rallied Republican support and the promise that Mexico would pay for its reinforced voters’ hopes and expectations. … Continue reading Trump’s Mexican Border Wall

The Power of Geography – Review

This is a review written by Edouard Molhant Proost of the book ‘The Power of Geography’ by Tim Marshall Tim Marshall’s new book ‘The Power of Geography’, a sequel to his first book ‘Prisoners of Geography’, encapsulates what happens when a journalist is no longer constricted by a few pages of space within which they can write. In his new book, Marshall sweeps across the … Continue reading The Power of Geography – Review