Beyond Petroleum? Inside the BP Archive

By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor in Chief The author would like to thank the BP Archive team for hosting us. Last term, GLOBUS expressed concern regarding the involvement of BP as a sponsor of a campus panel event hosted by Warwick PPE Society and run by ‘slow news’ startup Tortoise Media, arranged to consider the... Continue Reading →

The 2019 General Election: Heads in the Sand?

By Todd Olive, Editor-In-Chief And on the pedestal, these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away. Extract from ‘Ozymandias’, by Percy Bysshe Shelley  For some, Brexit represents the most significant event... Continue Reading →

Licence to be Heard: A Year in Review

By Todd Olive, Editor-in-Chief Here we are, then. Seventy-three articles, and around a hundred thousand words later, the 2018-19 season is coming to a close. Sitting at my desk last September thinking about my hopes and dreams for GLOBUS this academic year, I could not have imagined what has come to pass: successes that I... Continue Reading →

Come Together: Future Building in a Divided World

Why is the incorporation of economic theory into the climate action movement important? By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief As this correspondent has, so far this series, intended to demonstrate, economics is a fundamentally flawed – even failing – discipline, that nevertheless can be co-opted to understand, encourage and deploy positive solutions for combatting the climate... Continue Reading →

Saving Grace: Entrepreneurial Economics for Climate Action

How can we reconcile economic theory and market systems with the climate emergency? By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief In the first of this series, this correspondent outlines the forgotten, and fundamental, assumption that underlies conventional neoliberal economic theory, and the functioning of modern-day markets: that finite environmental assets underlie every transaction made on our planet.... Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Assumption: Economics and the Environment

By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Nearly twelve months ago, this correspondent set out to answer the question ‘has economics failed?’ (Olive et al, 2018) in a prior editorial for this publication. The conclusion? “Modern economics, with its – albeit slow – growing grasp and integration into interdisciplinary methodologies, is therefore by no means a failure:... Continue Reading →

Economics: Long Live the King?

By Todd Olive (C), GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief, with contributions from Dr Marta Guerriero (L) and Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins (R), Senior Teaching Fellows, Global Sustainable Development Division, University of Warwick Economics: Long Live the King? Header Image: Photo by Chris Li on Unsplash ‘Has economics failed?’ – the question asked by a Financial Times article read recently by this correspondent, and... Continue Reading →

TEDxWarwick: A Warm Light for All Mankind

On Saturday 3rd March, TEDxWarwick held their tenth annual conference: this year, themed ‘Dare to Defy’. GLOBUS’ correspondents were invited to cover the event. This piece will comprise the first in a series commenting on the various presentations made by the conference’s prestigious speakers. We begin by considering the case for nuclear fusion as presented by... Continue Reading →

Climate Realism: Non-science, or nonsense?

Contributions by Dr. Alastair Smith, Senior Teaching Fellow of the Global Sustainable Development Division at the University of Warwick Editorial Note: GLOBUS, its Members, and where applicable its Guest Writers, fully support, where reasonable, and not in contravention of other conventions, or legal, ethical, or moral institutions, the expression of viewpoints opposed to that which... Continue Reading →

A Sustainable Society? GLOBUS & Outreach

What is a sustainable society: GLOBUS & Outreach Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief What is sustainability? How do we achieve it? What are the traps, the threats – the opportunities? How does it fit with contemporary society? How can we expand or exploit knowledge to achieve it? What institutions or organisations are critical to understanding how... Continue Reading →

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