By Eszter Vlasits, Deputy Editor-in-Chief An overlooked greenhouse gas If somebody were to ask you right now to mention one of the greenhouse gases, my bet is that most of you would go for carbon-dioxide. CO2 has become the ‘face’ of harmful gas emissions, it is the one that is brought up the most and... Continue Reading →
Tiger King: Cruel or Conservation?
by Amy Denton, Assistant Editor It’s 2020, the world is in lockdown from the Coronavirus pandemic. We all turn on Netflix as we have nothing else to do, and what do we see? “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness”. This smash-hit documentary follows the story of Joe Exotic, a small-zoo owner and tiger-collector in America... Continue Reading →
The Last Straw: Scapegoating the Consumer
By Katy Greco, Deputy Editor of GLOBUS We’ve all heard the statistics. 8 million tons in our oceans per year. Hundreds of thousands (and by some estimates, millions) of marine animals and seabirds injured and killed annually. Within 30 years there will be more of it than there are fish in the sea. Plastic waste is undoubtedly... Continue Reading →
Old home – New home: Is space colonisation ideal for current times?
by Eszter Vlasits, GLOBUS correspondent Wanting to understand what is beyond our reach is an innate virtue of humankind. Long before we understood anything about our planet’s place in the universe (or as a matter of fact, about what planets are), we have always looked up at the stars and created myths about their origin,... Continue Reading →
A Quick Intro to Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change
by Amy Denton, Assistant Editor Inspired by Dr Fiona Nunan's talk entitled ‘Power-sharing for nature-based solutions to climate change', delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS. Nature-based solutions (NBS) are actions and policies that protect, manage and restore ecosystems to address socio-environmental challenges, and are being used more and more in... Continue Reading →
The Tale Not Told: Animals and the Climate Crisis
By Katy Greco, Deputy Editor and Todd Olive, former Editor in Chief Inspired by Ryuji Chua's talk entitled 'Animals and the Climate Crisis' delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS Why do you care about this photo? Do you care because it represents an endangered species? Or do you care because... Continue Reading →
Soya: Too Good To Be True?
by Amy Denton, Assistant Editor In recent years, vegetarianism and veganism have been hailed as the most healthy and sustainable diets. A survey conducted on perceptions around the two diets showed that 73% of people considered them to be ethical, 70% thought being vegan or vegetarian was good for the environment, and over 50% thought... Continue Reading →
The Shades of Grey in Wildlife Conservation
– With Aaron Gekoski, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 – by Sara Azeem, Editor-in-Chief Pen and camera are weapons against oblivion, they can create awareness for that which may soon be lost forever. It was towards the end of the interview that Aaron quoted these words of the legendary conservationist George Schaller, but... Continue Reading →
The Capitalist Curse
By Clint Broadway, guest writer from this year's GSD competition Our interactions with each other and the world around us have always been governed by currency. Whether it be the Mesopotamian shekel, used to pay mercenaries in the 6th century B.C, or computerized dollars, which have erected immense corporations more influential than most countries, currency has been idolized... Continue Reading →
Cotton- The Most Unsustainable Fibre?
By Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS Correspondent When talking about fashion, which materials would you name as being the most sustainable? There’s a good chance that the answer to this question is ‘cotton’. Cotton seems to be the perfect fibre because it’s cheap, natural and plentiful. However, what most of us don’t realise is that the production... Continue Reading →
by Prabhas Vedagiri The following are a series of poems submitted to the GSD Competition this year. Prabhas takes the reader on a journey that explores nature in its various dimensions and man's role in this experience. As we perilously move towards a point of no return, the consquences of our actions more visible everyday.... Continue Reading →
The Webs We Weave
By Sara Azeem, Editor-in-Chief of GLOBUS Lin Chen, China Mainland, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards I came across this photograph a while ago and was immediately struck by the intensity of the colours and the surreal energy it exuded. It took me a while to wrap my head around what it was – a boat... Continue Reading →
By M. L. Lee, Guest Writer Broken Blue Cover me in blue, Like you used to, Life abundant, no corner unreached, Each light ray streaming through, Illuminating corals: Bright. Unbleached. Plankton fill my lungs, Like you used to, With oxygen, Drifting through, life-givers, not one, But thousands rise and fall, fall, with the sun. Swim... Continue Reading →
The Role of Reforestation in Tackling the Climate Crisis
By Šimon Michalčík, GLOBUS Correspondent Every second counts Combatting the climate crisis is of the utmost importance. Both our society and our planet are being destroyed, and with every fraction of a degree of global warming, the consequences grow significantly more alarming. The Paris Agreement set to keep the temperature rise below 2°C (with the ambitious goal... Continue Reading →
Protecting UK Biodiversity: the much-loved Hedgehog
By Naomi Harris, GLOBUS Correspondent When we think of biodiversity loss, we tend to picture deforestation of the Amazon, or raging wildfires in Australia, or oil spills in Mauritius. However, the reality is that biodiversity loss is happening on our very doorstep. In fact, “more than one in 10 of the UK’s wildlife species are threatened... Continue Reading →
Bananas vs FUSARIUM wilt: the fight for existence
By Sara Azeem, Assistant Editor of GLOBUS "Yes, we have no bananasWe have-a no bananas today.We've string beans, and onionsCabbages, and scallions,And all sorts of fruit and sayWe have an old fashioned to-mah-toA Long Island po-tah-toBut yes, we have no bananas.We have no bananas today." “Yes, We Have No Bananas”, composed by Frank Silver and... Continue Reading →
The Food Revolution is not just veganism
In our latest piece, GLOBUS Correspondent Naomi Harris explains why we need to rethink our approach to agriculture and farming in order to protect the fertility of our planet.
The Most Overlooked Global Security Threat
You need it every single day to survive, but its disappearing fast. In our latest piece, GLOBUS correspondent Catriona Heyworth explains why water scarcity is the greatest global security threat - and the most neglected.
Water: AN OVER EXPLOITED RESOURCE?
By Virginia Thomas-Pickles, GLOBUS Correspondent Water is clearly an important resource. We need to drink freshwater to survive. We need freshwater for sanitation. We need freshwater for agriculture. All essential for life to continue, yet despite it being so important, water is continually over-exploited and polluted. When thinking about water, you would be right to think that there is plenty... Continue Reading →
Unmasking the environmental impact of disposable face coverings
By Katy Greco, GLOBUS Correspondent In a world dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks have become a conspicuous part of everyday life, and for good reason - they are a vital asset in preventing the spread of the virus. Indeed, one German study found that the implementation of mask-wearing requirements decreased the growth rate... Continue Reading →