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 →
– 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
By Sara Azeem, GLOBUS Correspondent Let us take a walk in the park and become enveloped by the sweet fragrances of the surrounding flowers, those that exist because of pollination. Or a nice long swim in the ocean, along the coral reefs as they protect the shorelines from storms and erosion. Or maybe a stroll... Continue Reading →
Seagrass.. what on earth is it? GLOBUS Correspondent, Silia Tsigka, explores the benefits of this lesser known carbon sink, and the initiatives catching on to its natural perks.
By Julie Boukobza, GLOBUS Correspondent When buying flowers, we may imagine them to come from nice locally grown flower farms, straight from the ground and bathed in sunshine. For most of the flowers you will see in your everyday shop, however, this is not the case. The UK accounts for 17% of worldwide cut flower... Continue Reading →
By Naomi Harris, GLOBUS Correspondent The spread of Coronavirus has changed every aspect of our daily lives. The destruction it has caused to individuals, families and friends has been devastating. In no way do I want to disregard that fundamental fact. COVID-19 has been one of humanity’s greatest trials, and no number of positives can outweigh... Continue Reading →
By Matthew Seet, GLOBUS Contributor Even if you've never heard of palm oil, the chances are that it’s a big part part of your life. In fact, a number of things that we eat and use daily contains palm oil: peanut butter, ice cream, lipstick, soap, bread, and chocolate - just to name a few. ... Continue Reading →
By Benedikt Loula, GLOBUS Assistant Editor And once again, poetry has been proven to be too good for this world.- Sir John Brannox When we advocate for sustainability, more often than not, we descend into practical arguments, be it in relation to our welfare, survival or simply economics. Although I sincerely applaud environmental attitudes and... Continue Reading →