Here at GLOBUS, we’re lucky to be in close collaboration with both academics and students from the Global Sustainable Development Department. It is therefore with much excitement that we are publishing a series of selected pieces from GSD’s 3rd Year module: ‘The Energy Trilemma’, convened by Dr Morakinyo Adetutu. The second piece in this series... Continue Reading →
By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor in Chief Populism is a fact of life in our world today; back in 2017, it was even named Word of the Year by Cambridge Dictionary. The Donald, as near to a human embodiment of the word as is possible, is likely to shortly be exonerated by the US Senate... Continue Reading →
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 →
Todd Olive, Editor in Chief https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1210927616229826560 2019 has been a bleak year. Overshadowed by the IPCC's October 2018 Special Report on 1.5 Degrees, progress on sustainability in all of its forms has seemed hard to come by - or even going backwards. Protests in Hong Kong, originally about the region's right to self-govern, have evolved... Continue Reading →
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 →
By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Our own Editor in Chief , Todd Olive, has had a change of heart - the climate deniers have finally convinced him that sustainability is a waste of time. Here he shares his new found knowledge from the most reliable of sources... Let's face it: climate change isn't real. 97%... Continue Reading →
By Todd Olive, Editor-in-Chief After a long (and, we hope, relaxing) summer, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief, Todd Olive, is kicking off the new year in search of solutions, as he attempts to provide insight into one of climate change's most bewildering questions; what can we all do in the face of the Climate Emergency - and, how... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Our Role: A Call to Arms for Warwick and Beyond
Climate change needs system change - change that starts right here, on our campus. Find out more about PROJECT: Climate Emergency.
The Ghost of Humanity's Future: what do the experts say?
The current state of global climate affairs, and the potentially devastating end of the road for humanity.
A little more than a kiss: how did we end up like this?
A history of the climate movement, and the key doubts used to combat it.
Impacts of the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the Role of the Energy Market in Climate Policies Hope regarding the future of climate and other environmental governance has been hard to come by during the process of negotiating Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Aside from a vague commitment by Michael Gove that “[The... Continue Reading →
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 might be construed as the ‘prevailing school of thought’. The author would like to thank Dr. Jessica Savage and... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →