Entries by Matt-Maynard

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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 […]

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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, […]