Entries by Matt-Maynard

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Chile’s crisis set to reframe UN climate conference – Geographical

Climate change is affecting the world’s most vulnerable. The protests over inequality and corruption in Chile have deep roots and connection with environmental destruction. Before the cancellation of the pivotal UN climate change conference in Santiago, I asked how the spotlight on inequality could reframe the focus of the global summit.  Read the article for […]

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Chile’s “Sacrifice Zones” – Geographical

The Chilean President collected a prize for his commitments to tackling climate change this September, then almost as he stepped off the stage appeared to backtrack on his promise to close coal plants that leave children excreting blood in the coastal sacrifice zones.  The day the socio-economic riots began in Chile, I headed to Quintero […]

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Investigation of Anglo American mining – DeSmogUK

Over the course of five months in 2019 I investigated the multi national mining company Anglo American, analysing the carbon and social impact of their $3bn project to begin copper extraction from beneath the Yerba Loca Nature Sanctuary.  You can continue reading the investigation at DeSmogUK Also published in Spanish at Interferencia.cl

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Investigación de la multinacional Anglo American – Interferencia

Durante cinco meses el 2019 investigué a la empresa minera multinacional Anglo American, analizando su proyecto de $3bn para hacer minería bajo el Santuario de la Naturaleza Yerba Loca. “El impacto de la mina subterránea podría ser catastrófico para Chile, país anfitrión de la COP 25 en diciembre. Según una investigación realizada por el medio […]

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Thunberg strikes back against 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 […]