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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Environmental Harm: A Narrative of Addiction

by Laura Chevrot, Assistant Editor Inspired by Dr Steffi Bednarek's talk entitled 'Re-ensouling the Collective Culture', delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS. What do alcohol addiction and climate change have in common?  A question that sounds like a modern-day version of Lewis Carrol’s ‘why is a raven like a writing... Continue Reading →

COP Successes and Criticisms: The Kyoto Protocol (Part 2) 

By Katy Greco, Deputy Editor So now we know all about the UNFCCC and what the COP actually is, you might be wondering what, if anything, does it all achieve? The truth is, like many (multinational) relationships, it’s complicated.   The purpose of the UNFCCC was to “stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the... Continue Reading →

Geo-engineering: The Next Step?

By GLOBUS Correspondent Vlasits Eszter Imagine a movie set sometime during the 21s century, where humanity is on the brink of destruction because of climate related catastrophes. Their last hope was a team of scientists who launched rockets into the atmosphere in the hopes of controlling the weather. But they never expected what happened next.... Continue Reading →

The tragedy of climate related story telling

   By Šimon Michalčík, GLOBUS Correspondent Devastating hurricane kills thousands.  Malaria-transmitting mosquitoes enter Europe.  The Netherlands completely sunk by rising sea levels.  You may have seen similar headlines to the ones above. Some are yet to be seen, but climate change is increasing the likelihood that one day you will, whether that is on the... Continue Reading →

When activism takes the stand: Urgenda Vs the Netherlands

By Alexandros Kassapis, GLOBUS Correspondent Would you file a lawsuit against your government for failing to take sufficient actions for fighting climate change? This is the story of the Urgenda Foundation and 886 individuals who took the Netherlands to court because of climate change.   On 20 December 2019, the Urgenda Foundation, a Dutch non-profit organisation aiming for a fast transition... Continue Reading →

Heated Debates or a Second Cold War?

By Agnes Lidbrink, GLOBUS Contributor Here at GLOBUS, we’re lucky to be in close collaboration with both academics and students from the Global Sustainable Development Department. It is therefore with much excitement that we are publishing a series of selected pieces from GSD’s 3rd Year module: ‘The Energy Trilemma’, convened by Dr Morakinyo Adetutu. The... Continue Reading →

Covid-19: What must we learn?

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 →

A Call for the Preservation of Beauty

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 →

Bioenergy: Energy of the Future?

By Anna Hardisty, GLOBUS Correspondent The need for sustainable energy has never been greater. From the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement to the UK government’s declaration of a Climate Emergency, it has become evident that the world is moving to take action to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Of global greenhouse gas emissions,... Continue Reading →

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