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 →

Austerity: A Modern Greek Tragedy

By Alexandros Kassapis, GLOBUS correspondant The following article is inspired by an essay written for Global Health Law LA394, convened by Dr Sharifah Sekalala. It has become obviously apparent in world news that the Greek economy has suffered a long recession; to be accurate, the longest economic recession an advanced capitalist state has suffered to date. What... Continue Reading →

Making Money Tackling Climate Change?

Unique ways we can all address Climate Change By Diogo Santos, GLOBUS Correspondent Inspired by Nicola Blasetti’s talk entitled ‘Finding your role in climate change - what ignites your passion?', delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS. I would like to think that my sustainability journey started quite unusually – as... Continue Reading →

Sustainability Guides: Maddie Booth

https://videopress.com/v/EHVLSLfu?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Maddie Booth, a Politics and GSD alumni from Warwick, is the Founder and Director of Scrubbee, a sustainable skincare business focused on creating value from 'waste' by upcycling by-products from the food and drink sector. In her video interview, she talks us through the conception of Scrubbee, challenges she had to overcome and provides... Continue Reading →

Considering Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

By Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS correspondant Why is sustainability in the fashion industry important to consider?   The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world – its contribution to climate change is greater than that of the shipping and aviation industries combined. The environmental issues associated with textile production range from the pollution of rivers with chemicals used in... Continue Reading →

THE HYPERLOOP

By Julian Jaggs, GLOBUS Correspondent We now traverse the seven seas, soar through the skies, and touch even the stars. What could possibly be next for human transport is a bit of a head-scratcher – it’s all been done, right…? Well, one new form of transportation is currently being developed, and it’s been described by... Continue Reading →

Broken Blue

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 future of train-bragging in a post-COVID world

By Szebasztián Csernik-Tihn , GLOBUS Correspondent Before COVID-19, travel habits could be described by two Swedish words, ‘flygskam’ (flight-shame) and ‘tagskryt’ (train-bragging). They refer to the widespread phenomenon where more and more people started travelling by train and were not afraid to share this on Instagram. According to Eurostat, in 2019 there were 416 billion train... Continue Reading →

Can drug decriminalization be socially sustainable?

By Silia Tsigka, GLOBUS Correspondent In November 2020, the possession of hard drugs, like heroin and cocaine, as well as the medicinal use of hallucinogens, like mushrooms, was decriminalized in Oregon. Oregon became the first US state to adopt this policy through a democratic vote and, soon after, other states moved towards a looser drug policy... Continue Reading →

Nutrient credit trading: a way to curb nitrogen and phosphorus pollution and the expansion of oceanic dead zones

By Faye Palmer, GLOBUS Correspondent What are dead zones? Dead zones are anoxic areas of water that cannot sustain biodiversity. They occur naturally, but there is increasing concern that anthropogenic activities are accelerating their growth. Nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers are primarily responsible for dead zone expansion as they cause eutrophication – they overload the water with nutrients. Due... Continue Reading →

A Guide To Sustainable Food Shopping

By Natalia Tronina, our GLOBUS Correspondent There were many things I was concerned about when coming to the University. Homesickness, work overload and shared bathroom - are just a few to mention. Never would I expect them to be overshadowed by the abundance of British plastics.  Now, I wonder what picture I brought in front of you. We hear every day about the bottles... Continue Reading →

Formula One: The Race to Sustainability

By Sara Azeem, GLOBUS Correspondent Engines roaring. The smell of gasoline, burnt tires and engine smoke. These are the sensations that make the Formula 1 spectator experience unbelievable and worthwhile. Yet, of all the words that could be associated with the sport, “sustainable” would be the last to spring to mind. Not surprising given that it is a motorsport with over 20 races all over the... Continue Reading →

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