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Jonathan Gornall

Jonathan Gornall is an award-winning freelance British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK. He specializes in health, a subject on which he writes for the British Medical Journal and the Daily Mail in the UK. He has also written on a wide range of topics for The National newspaper in the UAE, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2012. A keen sailor and onetime ocean rower, his latest book, “How to Build a Boat,” published by Simon & Schuster, is an account of a year spent building a traditional wooden boat as an inspirational gift and life lesson for his young daughter.

Articles By Jonathan Gornall

To Prevent Climate Change, We Need to Stop Flying So Much By Jonathan Gornall - May 5, 2019

On April 17, the aircraft-tracking website, FlightRadar.com, logged more than 200,000 flights. As many as 18,000 aircraft were in the air at any one time. Assuming a conservative average of 200 passengers per flight, in one 24-hour period 40 million people – that’s the whole population of Iraq – were temporarily absent from the surface of … Continue reading “To Prevent Climate Change, We Need to Stop Flying So Much”

The Healthier a Country’s Population Is, the More Stable it Is Politically By Jonathan Gornall - Apr 14, 2019

It is almost two decades since the world’s nations signed up to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. A further four years have passed since that program was succeeded by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, under which all UN member states recognized that universal access to basic primary healthcare was not only a basic human right … Continue reading “The Healthier a Country’s Population Is, the More Stable it Is Politically”

Artificial Meat Could Lower the Gulf’s Carbon Footprint By Jonathan Gornall - Apr 1, 2019

Asked to name the most pressing problem facing humanity today, most people would nominate one of the big seven – conflict, terrorism, climate change, poverty, hunger, water shortages and trade wars. According to the United Nations, however, the arch villain is meat, at odds with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and “the world’s most urgent … Continue reading “Artificial Meat Could Lower the Gulf’s Carbon Footprint”