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10 Apr 2012
Agriculture | Animal Welfare | Animals | Animals | Climate Change | environment | health | Livestock | Population | sustainability | Ethics | Health General | Environment General | Weight | Environment | Health | Philosophy
There have been very few human societies in which no meat or fish are eaten, although in some parts of the world the normal diet is made up largely of staple...
23 Feb 2012
electricity | Energy | environment | hydroelectric | rivers | Water | Climate | Environment General | Water | Environment
Dams have probably existed for about as long as humans have had agriculture, to control water flow and to use the hydraulic energy for a water mill. Since the...
22 Feb 2012
On issues ranging from vehicle fuel efficiency standards through to mandatory levels of consumption for renewable energy there is an underlying discussion as...
20 Feb 2012
Tourism accounts for a significant and growing source of global economic activity: receipts from international tourism grew to a total value of $919 billion in...
This house believes that developed countries have a higher obligation to combat climate change than developing countries
20 Feb 2012
Climate Change | common but differentiated responsibilities | Developed nations | Developing nations | Development | Emissions targets | environment | Kyoto | Environment
Climate change and global warming are the result of massive emissions of ‘greenhouse gases’ such as CO2, CFCs and nitrous oxide. This has been a problem...
17 Feb 2012
Energy | environment | Fracking | hydrocarbons | precautionary principle | Shale Gas | Energy | Economy General | Environment | Economy
The precautionary principle has no universally accepted definition, the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development defined it as 'Where there are...
17 Feb 2012
Antarctica | Climate Change | economy | environment | mining | resources | wealth | Climate | Environment | International | Science
It is little more than one hundred years since humans first set foot on Antarctica and even today few people have visited the frozen and hostile southern...
26 Jan 2012
Offshore drilling is an extremely contentious topic in the national discourse. Due to concerns over the environmental impact of offshore oil extraction, a...
26 Jan 2012
Aviation | Carbon Emissions | Climate Change | environment | Flight | Fuel | Global Warming | TAX | Transport | Environment
The debate over whether international aviation should be taxed brings together two global problems: how to control emissions that cause climate change; and how...
On behalf of the SMU Debating Society, I would like to invite your institution to participate in the SMU Intervarsity Debating Championship 2008 (SMU...
Toader Mateoc, this year's Spirit Award for Coaches winner, talks to us about the award and the Youth Forum in Mexico.The Spirit Awards, awarded...
The Curriculum Director for the 2013 Global Youth Forum has been announced. Serving her second year as the Curriculum Director will be Dr. Anca...