Entries by Matt-Maynard

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Thunberg strikes back agains climate denial machine / Geographical

Swedish 16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg testified alongside the Juliana plaintiffs to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis this September 19th in the US Congress. With a panel of congressman selected under a climate sceptic president, the conversation took some strange turns.  You can read my analysis for Geographical here. (opens in […]

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No dam way: Will climate change kill Chile’s controversial Alto Maipo hydro project? / MSc

A Carbon Management MSc investigation, Edinburgh Geo Sciences The small mountain refugio fell silent. It was dark outside in the Cajon del Maipo canyon. 6000metre mountains cut pitch-black silhouettes across a deep mauve sky.  Lucas, a 20 year old local kayak instructor, had just finished talking to a group of visiting university students. This morning, […]

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Analysis of Chile’s Decarbonisation / Reuters

SANTIAGO, June 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Chile’s new climate change plan, unveiled by President Sebastian Piñera this week, puts the host of this year’s U.N. climate conference on track to play its part in meeting globally agreed goals to limit warming of the planet, researchers said. Continue reading

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Andean plane mystery / Geographical

How do you engage people on a big scary issue like climate change? This February filmmaker I headed into the Andes with two other British mountaineers to try and find the 1947 crashed plane Star Dust. In 2019 it’s emerging from the glacier-ice on 6570m Tupungato due to global warming. Told for the June 2019 issue […]

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Greater Patagonian Trail / Outside online

Opens in new tab here. Boy, I’ve been cooking this one a while! Outside magazine commissioned a feature length story about my adventures on the mend bendingly beautiful Greater Patagonian Trail mid 2018. The route links the cactus-pocked high Andes of Santiago to the lakes and snow capped mountains of El Chalten Patagonia. Big thanks […]