My mother, a single mother to five children, gave birth to me when she was in Form One in High School. She had to breastfeed me for three months before she could go back and complete school. Then, I was

When voters sluggishly trudge to the polls on October 21, 2019, for the Canadian federal election, many will have the knee-jerk reaction to vote for the old instituted parties that have been around since confederation, under various monikers; the liberals

Everyone has a view on plastics. They wrap our favourite products, and they’re in our clothes and cars. We come into contact with them hundreds of times every day. We seemingly have no choice but to accept our world is

Russia’s resurgent presence and strengthened role in the Balkan region has been the focus of increased attention and renewed interest in recent years.  Highly catchy press titles such as “The Western Balkans are a testing ground in a new Cold

After twelve years of working as an advocate in the environmental and LGBT human rights movements, I started a career in the climate field in 2009. Nine years later I entered the energy field. I have learned a few things

It’s become conventional wisdom that technological progress destroys jobs but also creates new ones balancing out the loss after a painful period of adjustment. Painful for those out of a job who are too old or unable to learn new

Soon after Notre Dame in Paris went up in flames, teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, in a speech to the European Parliament, said she did not want to diminish the Notre-Dame fire, but wished there was an equal outpouring of

Editor's Note: In order to respect the author's long career, the Impakter team has not intervened with any edits for this opinion piece.   The morning after the US 2016 election I awoke in a panic gasping for breath. The reason, apart from

What is The Role of Europe in the AI Race? Let’s be clear, Artificial Intelligence, in particular in its latest development, deep learning that mimics the way the human mind works, first emerged in America. This gave the U.S. a huge

On April 15, Extinction Rebellion groups around the world are planning mass civil disobedience to force governments into action over climate and ecological breakdown. In London, thousands of people will block key roads for several days, with the intention of

When Republicans in the Senate rejected consideration of the Green New Deal on March 26, Trump had a curious reaction. He expressed hope the GND wouldn’t die because, as he'd said in an interview on Fox Business, he wants to

To give you an idea of the challenge ahead: freight demand is expected to triple between 2015 and 2050, causing CO2 emissions to rise by 76 percent according to the International Transport Forum. Yet to live up to expectations of

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