I'm an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, intended majoring in Political Science with a minor in Environment and Society.
Politics, believe it or not, is one of the foundations that supports humanity.
Your taxes, your commute to school or work, scientific fundings, charity donations, your home cable and internet etc., these all connect to politics - the tax code, national transportation plan, national research initiatives and chairs, the Society Act, CRTC... No wonder people hate politicians.
Well, I can talk about Aristotle's "human beings are by nature political animals" or Rousseau's and Locke's social contract, but they are boring, aren't they? I'm interested in global affairs and global environmental politics. How can we achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and fully ratify the Paris Agreement? How do we make sure that no country is left behind? Is there a way to solve global or regional conflict?
Oh yeah, contrary to 'popular beliefs' climate change is indeed reshaping the human society and this plant.