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Voluntourism: Help or Hindrance?

Co-Authored by Sara Shiraaz, Guest Author A Case Study from Nepal Ghandi once said that “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others;” and it is often suggested that, by helping others, we help ourselves. In the current capitalist, money driven and quasi-isolationist global environment, volunteering is often looked upon positively – however

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Trump’s Republicans: A Threat to Sustainability?

Between them, the September 2017 Hurricane Irma and Louisiana flood of August 2016 accounted for damages up to $65bn and threatened the survival of hundreds of people. These are two examples of recent natural disasters on American soil, associated by many climate scientists with climate change, demonstrating in only one way the urgent need for sustainable development. Yet the American

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Vertical farming: The Next Big Thing?

Vertical farming is being hailed as a solution to the planet’s growing food shortage problem. Today, our planet has around 7 billion inhabitants. By 2050, that number is predicted to grow to close to 10 billion people. One argument in favour of developing this technique is that there are currently around 700 million individuals who suffer from undernourishment, although this

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Words: The Vital Earth-Energy

By Alicia Siddons Our linguistic prowess is a powerful tool. Many of us are familiar with the idea that language provided homo sapiens with an evolutionary advantage. It is also crucial to our understanding of ourselves as a species. Declarative speech gives an individual evidence of the thoughts and emotions of another human being. We recognise the interior experience of

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Climate Change – The Individual’s Problem? (2/2)

Euan Robb (1st year History and Politics), Guest Writer Humans have many faults. They are often vain, indolent and self-centred. One might suggest that humanity needs to change its nature before it can confront a collective challenge like global warming. But that is not the case. In the previous article, I discussed the possible necessity of switching from our current

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Climate Change – The Individual’s Problem? (1/2)

Euan Robb (1st year History and Politics), Guest Writer Are we in need of a societal shift? This was the question I pondered whilst attending the Toxic Air Panel Discussion held by the Warwick Green Party to consider what can be done to alleviate the issue of toxic air pollution. Present were three speakers, each coming from a different background

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