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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 Geographical published here

 

 

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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 to meet the people affected by the President’s environmental hypocrisy. 

Read the story for Geographical magazine. 

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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 de investigación británico DeSmog -y que INTERFERENCIA reproduce en exclusiva para Chile- la multinacional ha evadido el escrutinio público al financiar a grupos medioambientales locales y a la municipalidad de Lo Barnechea.”

Puedes leer la investigación a continuación en Interferencia.cl

Originalmente publicado en inglés por DeSmogUK

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Thunberg strikes back against climate denial machine / Geographical

Photography by Robin Loznak http://robinloznakphotography.blogspot.com/

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 new tab)

I have been following the rise and rise of the youth climate movement for Geographical magazine since 2017. You can read my April cover story in full, here.

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Sidestepping industrial greenwashing at COP25 / DeSmog

Mayor Arturo Aguirre at this Friday’s Social Summit for Climate Action launch in Los Cerrillos, Santiago ©Matt Maynard

This August I covered the launch of the citizen led movement to mount an alternative Conference of the Parties this December in Santiago. 

You can read my analysis for DeSmog here (opens in new tab)