The Hidden Pollution of the Internet

By Julie Boukobza-Deau, GLOBUS Correspondent When we think about pollution, what usually springs to mind are images like those of a car’s exhaust pipe, factories with chimneys expelling a thick black smoke or an ocean invaded by plastics. However, many of us may not be aware of the enormous impact that the internet has on the... Continue Reading →

The Case for Electric Vehicles

By Anna Hardisty, GLOBUS Correspondent Whether or not you’re a car fanatic, it would’ve been rather difficult to avoid spotting the increasing popularity of electric cars. From snazzy adverts and subsides to the increasingly common presence of charging points at fuel stations, their rapid growth is expected to continue, with the National Grid forecasting a... Continue Reading →

Hidden in Plain Sight: Warwick’s BP Archive

By Lucy Jordan, Deputy Editor Tucked beneath the guise of willow trees, within the Modern Research Centre, the BP Research Archive lies just off the daily paths of most Warwick students. Yet, despite the archive’s centrality, it appears to have become the university’s most mysterious - albeit unintended and arguably worst-kept - secret. The BP... Continue Reading →

Rewriting The Radioactive Record

By Emily Harros, GLOBUS Correspondent Amongst calls for decarbonization and a world-wide energy transition, HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ is one of the highest rated series on IMDb. But is our fascination with the gritty and dark realities of this nuclear disaster obscuring our understanding of nuclear power – both its realities and its future potential? This author... Continue Reading →

Sustainability – The Smart Way?

By Anna Hardisty, GLOBUS Correspondent Sustainability - the ‘smart’ way Humans have been obsessed with the idea of artificial intelligence for centuries. C3PO, J.A.R.V.I.S., the Matrix, Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz – these fictional computers and robots, among others, have featured heavily in some of the biggest films of the 20th and 21st... Continue Reading →

Extinction Rebellion

By Tori Keene, Assistant Editor In her first article as GLOBUS Assistant Editor, Tori Keene kicks off a new series at GLOBUS: Sixty Second Sustainability - bringing our readers snappy and informative writing without compromising our high editorial standards. Installing a pink boat in Oxford Circus, living in trees in Parliament Square, carrying a coffin... Continue Reading →

SB50: The Climate without Science

By Lucy Jordan, Deputy Editor We have now set a worrying precedent for scientific reports to come, sending the clear message that ‘science is negotiable, and only exists so long as we grant its existence’.Lucy Jordan Scorched by rising temperatures and oppressive humidity over the past few weeks, Europe has been plunged into a state... Continue Reading →

Ownership is Power: Scotland’s Renewable Energy Transition

From the bountiful supply of resources within the North Sea, Scotland has historically benefited from fossil fuels such as natural gas and oil. However, currently energy transformation towards renewables is accelerating within the country, creating benefits for both its nature and people.  Scotland has rich natural resources not only fossil fuel, but renewable resources, primarily wind and tidal. The government has set a target which aims... Continue Reading →

The Future of Wave Energy

by Theodore Robin, GLOBUS Correspondent Wave energy or power is a niche but rapidly growing source of energy garnering a lot of interest around the world. Wave energy captures the energy of waves and then turns into electricity. It is a form of hydroelectricity and is similar to tidal power in many regards. Waves are... Continue Reading →

Behavioural Nudging and Meat-Heavy Diets

Using behavioral nudges (labeling) in order to shift UK consumer preferences away from ruminant-heavy diets By Joel Ramlill This piece is the first of a series of assessment submissions from Warwick Economics' Introduction to Environmental Economics module for first-year students. Executive Summary Food production is a major factor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with just... 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 →

Diverting Our Flight Path

By Anna Hardisty, GLOBUS Correspondent In the midst of crammed revision, packed studying and substantial doses of procrastination, many of us will be motivating ourselves with thoughts of the warm light at the end of the tunnel. Summer. As you may have discovered, Warwick is not a renowned hot, sunny destination and if rays are... Continue Reading →

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