A Trip to the Zoo

Featured Above: A large and very curious Galapagos tortoise inspects my camera while I lean in for a shot. A family trip to the brilliantly sunny Miami Metro Zoo this past weekend got me thinking of the relative merits of zoos in the wider context of modern society. What exactly do they offer that accounts… Continue reading A Trip to the Zoo

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Climate Change, Ideology, and the Manufacture of Doubt

- Below is an excerpt from a paper that I wrote for one of my MSc classes whose topic is now more timely than ever. The world’s foremost governing authority on climate science, the International Panel on Climate Change, declared in its 2013 summary report for policymakers with unambiguous lucidity: “The atmosphere and ocean have… Continue reading Climate Change, Ideology, and the Manufacture of Doubt

Reflections of a Former Shark Researcher

During my final two years as an undergraduate student at the University of Miami, I had the honour of working as a shark research intern for the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, an outstanding organization based out of the university that plays a pivotal role in marine science conservation and education. In addition to the… Continue reading Reflections of a Former Shark Researcher

Delicious Vegan Recipes from Around the Web

Before switching to a veggie diet, I used to think that I could never give up chicken and seafood. But then I realised that well balanced vegetarian and vegan diets on average are rich in fibre and antioxidants while low in harmful fats and cholesterol, are associated with a number of health benefits including a lower BMI, lower… Continue reading Delicious Vegan Recipes from Around the Web

Top 11 Most Life-Changing Books

Here's a list of the books (along with a memorable quote from each!) that have rocked the foundations of my perspectives on the human condition and our relative place in the cosmos. Topics include utopian fiction, ecology, socio-political analyses & critiques, animal ethics, conservation, psychoanalysis, philosophy, history, and literature. Enjoy! The Universe Within - Neil… Continue reading Top 11 Most Life-Changing Books