Volcanic eruptions are notoriously hard to predict, let alone model. When they erupt, they can cause catastrophic devastation to livelihoods dependent on them. This factsheet looks at the ways that eruptions can be predicted and modelled; an imperfect yet vital science. Continue reading Monitoring Volcanoes
The Importance of Tied Aid with respect to Human Rights
Tied (or conditional) aid is portrayed as toxic by the media, criticised for its perceived controlling and restrictive nature. This seems to contradict the beneficent and altruistic philosophy of aid. Afterall, research shows that due to the monopolising power of donor countries, the cost of goods and services can rise by up to 30%. Continue reading A Defence of Tied Aid
Off a small island off the coast of Cape Vogel, in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, tourists explore the local area by motor yacht. Continue reading Development in Papua New Guinea
What can the Nigerian Government do to Encourage and Initiate Religious Reconciliation in the Country?
Nigeria is in need of religious reconciliation. Ever since just before their independence from British rule in 1960, there has been religious divide within the country. Continue reading Religious Reconciliation in Nigeria
The above photo takes me back to the summer of 2017 when I was on holiday in Yellowstone National Park. The photo is of the Grand Prismatic Spring which is the third largest hot spring in the world. What I remember most is the amazing spectrum of colours across the spring and the swirling steam constantly rising majestically out of the pool. Continue reading The Grand Prismatic Spring
This is a photo that I took last summer at a section of the Great Wall of China, about an hour away from Beijing. It was an amazing experience to see the wall, an experience packed with history; but, for me, with everywhere being packed full of people, it highlighted a much more modern notion: tourism. Continue reading Tourism in China