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Jack Marley

Jack Marley

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Jack joined The Conversation in 2018 after internships at Mongabay and The Press Association. He has a research background in marine biology and began his media career at university, where he reported on a fossil fuel divestment campaign for his campus paper. Jack covers energy and environment and is interested in climate change, biodiversity and political ecology. He is based in Newcastle.

Fossil fuel ads work on you too – here’s how

Jun 13, 2024 06:11 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

If countries cannot keep fossil fuels in the ground then they should at least keep their ads off the air. Godfathers of climate chaos in the coal, oil and gas industries have used slick advertising campaigns (not to...

Does voting help the climate?

Jun 06, 2024 11:33 am UTC| Politics

The worlds biggest election took place in heat so severe it claimed the lives of several poll workers. Nearly one billion people were eligible to vote in the election that returned Narendra Modi to power in India, but...

Why cheap renewables are stalling

May 16, 2024 04:25 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Last summer, the northern hemisphere was the hottest it has been for 2,000 years. The warnings of climate scientists are at fever pitch: halt the burning of coal, oil and gas or risk catastrophic warming of at least...

A ‘sponge city’ may be your home in 2050

May 09, 2024 07:04 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Your home was probably designed for a climate that no longer exists. As long as humanity continues to burn fossil fuel, padding the heat-trapping blanket of gases in Earths atmosphere, the weather will become more...

The weather experiment that really flooded Dubai

Apr 25, 2024 06:03 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

A reckless experiment in Earths atmosphere caused a desert metropolis to flood. That was the story last week when more than a years worth of rain fell in a day on the Arabian Peninsula, one of the worlds driest regions....

Climate Change Series

Climate change is warping the seasons

Mar 07, 2024 09:24 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

The seasons arent what they used to be. People who live in Earths middle latitudes are accustomed to a spring, summer, autumn and winter. If youre in the northern hemisphere, you may have noticed plants flowering...

Net zero goal still alive, says IEA – but the world still faces major obstacles to reach it

Sep 29, 2023 09:13 am UTC| Insights & Views

This roundup of stories is adapted from our weekly climate action newsletter, Imagine, written by environment editor Jack Marley. Click here to subscribe. Globally, the rate at which people are installing solar panels...

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Economy

Space arms race may be underway

As conflict rages on Earth, an arms race may be underway in outer space. On May 30, a US diplomat warned that Russia had launched a weapon into orbit, something Russias deputy foreign minister, Sergey Ryabkov, branded as...

Mauritius’ next growth phase: a new plan is needed as the tax haven era fades

Mauritians will head to the polls by November 2024 and politicians are considering the economic direction of the island country. For the last two decades, the countrys economic growth has depended heavily on its...

Canadians are feeling increasingly powerless amid economic struggles and rising inequality

If you feel like youre being pushed around in life, youre not alone. Our recent research has found that Canadians are increasingly feeling a sense of powerlessness in their lives. This sentiment has been steadily...

Myth: How the US manipulates global markets for economic supremacy

US president, Joe Biden, raised tariffs on Chinese-made goods sharply in May, claiming that the Chinese government has cheated by pouring money into Chinese companies … hurting competitors who play by the rules. The...

The world no longer needs fossil fuels – and the UK could lead the way in making them taboo

North Sea oil and gas has become a battleground issue in the UK general election. The Labour partys manifesto promises an end to issuing new licenses for finding oil and gas. The Conservative party meanwhile proposes a...

Politics

Three ways politicians always promise to raise money without increasing taxes – and why they rarely deliver

After weeks of controversy over Labour and Conservative costings in which each side accused the other of dishonesty the manifestos show that both parties had wildly exaggerated their rivals plans. But there has been...

Election 2024: migrants aren’t to blame for Britain’s housing crisis

Migration has become the most toxic issue in British politics, driving intensely emotional debates that are often based on prejudice and misunderstanding. Similarly emotional is housing a finite resource in high demand at...

How Vladimir Putin projects his image as a modern-day Peter the Great

Russian energy giant Gazprom is reported to have been hit particularly hard by sanctions imposed as a result of the war with Ukraine. An internal report obtained and published by the Financial Times has forecast that the...

Another election, another round of Nigel Farage hype, with no lessons learned

Nigel Farage, a man who has never been elected to the House of Commons despite years of trying, has again been allowed to set the agenda in the UK. Ten years after Ukip won the European parliament elections, throwing...

Science

Nations realise they need to take risks or lose the race to the Moon

The Nasa-led Artemis-3 mission will place the first human boots on the surface of the Moon since Apollo 17s Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt left the lunar surface in December 1972. The goal of the Artemis programme is...

Eye exercises to improve sight – is there any science behind them? An ophthalmologist explains why you shouldn’t buy the hype

You may have seen advertisements claiming to eliminate the need for eyeglasses through vision therapy or vision training basically, eye exercises. These exercises include putting pressure on or palming the eye; eye...

The universe’s biggest explosions made some of the elements we are composed of. But there’s another mystery source out there

After its birth in the Big Bang, the universe consisted mainly of hydrogen and a few helium atoms. These are the lightest elements in the periodic table. More-or-less all elements heavier than helium were produced in the...

Engineering cells to broadcast their behavior can help scientists study their inner workings

Waves are ubiquitous in nature and technology. Whether its the rise and fall of ocean tides or the swinging of a clocks pendulum, the predictable rhythms of waves create a signal that is easy to track and distinguish from...

If an asteroid hit Earth and all the humans died, would the dinosaurs come back?

Many, many years ago dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Six-year-old Aga knows that a meteorite wiped them out… but could another meteorite bring them back? You can read a print version of this story...

Technology

Iranian Officials Criticize 'Hamster Kombat' Blockchain Game as Election Distraction Tool

Iranian officials have condemned the popular blockchain game Hamster Kombat, alleging it distracts citizens from the upcoming presidential elections. Deputy Chief Habibollah Sayyari and religious leader Ayatollah Nasser...

Bitcoin Price Fluctuates Amid Stablecoin, Fiat, and ETF Market Dynamics

Bitcoins price is currently influenced by stablecoins, fiat currencies, and spot-based ETFs, as stated by CryptoQuant CEO Ki Young Ju. Despite recent market volatility and political events, these factors are shaping the...

Shiba Inu Faces Uncertainty as 1 Trillion SHIB Dumped on Binance by Whale

Today, June 24, the cryptocurrency world has been flooded with speculative talk due to the emergence of Shiba Inu, the well-known dog-themed meme coin. Amid the tokens price decline throughout the course of the previous...

Shocking Costs: Tesla Cybertruck Repairs Lead to Totals and High Insurance Premiums

Concerns about the price of repairs have led to the appearance of a couple of Tesla Cybertrucks labeled totaled, which means they have suffered a complete loss. Insurance Concerns Arise Over Costly Cybertruck Repairs...
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