By GLOBUS correspondent, Ilaria Ravazzolo The common perception of Switzerland is that it’s a ‘good’ country which is doing well economically and never seems to have any serious problems. What most people probably think of right away is chocolate, money, and banks (not necessarily in that order). It’s true that people in Switzerland enjoy a... Continue Reading →
Protection From The Virus: At The Price Of Modern Slavery?
by Sakeena Rajpal, GLOBUS Correspondent "It is awful to think that PPE we have been wearing through this pandemic may have been made by Uyghur forced labour”. Nus Ghani, Conservative MP We are all only too familiar with the devastating consequences caused by Covid-19, the disease that has led to a global pandemic with unprecedented... Continue Reading →
‘Inform, Educate, Entertain’: The Future of the British Broadcasting Corporation
By Todd Olive, former Editor in Chief In a desperate attempt to distract from the unfolding chaos of ‘Partygate’, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport announced on Twitter earlier this year that the current funding model of the largest public service broadcaster in the world would be retired in 2028 – bringing to a head... Continue Reading →
The Future of Education in a Post-Pandemic World
By Jay Chambers, GLOBUS Correspondent The UN’s 4th Sustainable Development Goal covers the aim of ensuring an ‘inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. Yet in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out 20 years of educational gains, 9% of children grades 1 through 8 fell below the UN’s ‘minimum reading... Continue Reading →
Hunger and War: How the Russian War on Ukraine Threatens Global Food Security
By Caitlin Hoyland, GLOBUS correspondant Food insecurity is incurred upon regions afflicted by conflict. This is obvious. Conflict ravages food crops, destroys infrastructure and transport links, and destabilises food markets. In turn, regions enduring food insecurity are vulnerable to outbreaks of conflict. Hunger and conflict are oppressive forces which reinforce one another in a vicious... Continue Reading →
Earth Day 2022
"Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes. The Earth Day 2022 Theme is Invest In Our Planet. What Will You Do?" from EarthDay.org... 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 →
Why is Austria More Unequal than Norway? – The Impact of Language on Gender Equality
by Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS Correspondent Have you ever considered that you may be reinforcing gender inequality with the way you speak? Have you ever thought about the impact that language might have on the discrimination of women? Whether you have previously contemplated this or not, you’ll probably be surprised to hear that language does in... Continue Reading →
By Katy Greco, Deputy Editor of GLOBUS Simply put, when it comes to recycling, contamination is when the wrong stuff goes in the wrong bin. This typically involves people putting food waste and nonrecyclables in their household recycling bin. And it’s a massive problem. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), from 2019 to 2020,... 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 →
Myanmar’s First Anniversary Since The Failed Military Coup – A Passage Far From Celebration
By Sakeena Rajpal, GLOBUS Correspondent It has been just over a year since the military took over control in Myanmar on the 1st February 2021, denying their people of democracy and freedom. Over this time, the destructive impact of the military coups’ brutal and terrorising power on the country is evident. According to the IRC (International Rescue Committee)... 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 →
ESG Investing: Making a Difference
By GLOBUS Correspondent Diogo Santos We have all heard of investing before, but what is it? Investing refers to the action of allocating resources, usually money with the expectation of generating future profit. It can take many forms such as buying stocks, bonds, funds, real estate, commodities, and many more. For the purposes of this... Continue Reading →
Can A Doughnut Save The Planet?
by Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS Correspondent When you think of a doughnut you usually think of a tasty, sweet ring of dough pumped full of sugar and topped with even more sugary icing – it’s somewhat of a guilty pleasure. What does this delicious pastry have to do with saving the planet though? Well, the doughnut... Continue Reading →
Energy: A Crisis Within a Crisis
By GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Sara Azeem Inspired by Bret Willer's and Jonathan Neale's talks entitled ‘Sustainable Cities Need Sustainable Citizens’ and 'Climate Jobs and Green New Deals' respectively, delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS The “energy crisis” isn’t recent news. Anyone keeping an eye on the news (and their energy bills)... 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
COP26 and the dubious promise of climate change relief for developing countries ￼
By GLOBUS Correspondent Ezster Vlasits and Perspectives Correspondent Jazir Mohammad In this exciting collaboration, GLOBUS correspondent Ezster Vlasits and Jazir Mohammad from Perspectives combine their environmental and political lenses to explore the issues behind COP26 and the promise of relief for developing countries who are facing the worst of climate change. Are we looking at a more equal world... Continue Reading →