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

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

Inequalities Compromising Development

This essay, by Bertie Low OS, was the winner of the Rhodes Prize, 2020. We first have to establish what is meant by the term “inequalities”. According to the UN, inequality is: “the state of not being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities”[1]. But we must also observe that it is plural. Therefore, we must look at the different kinds of inequality. There are two … Continue reading Inequalities Compromising Development