by Izzy Hardern, GLOBUS Correspondent, and Katy Greco, Deputy Editor Izzy Hardern – 29th October 2021 With COP26 taking place in Glasgow, the University of Warwick had its own simulation of global climate negotiations so that students passionate about preventing climate change could experience the highs and lows of negotiating the green transition. As a... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 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 →
By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor in Chief Populism is a fact of life in our world today; back in 2017, it was even named Word of the Year by Cambridge Dictionary. The Donald, as near to a human embodiment of the word as is possible, is likely to shortly be exonerated by the US Senate... Continue Reading →
Freddie Seagrave Many countries have recently pledged to reduce their emissions in order to stay within a 1.5°C rise in global warming. Is this target achievable? The following piece was a highly commended entry to the Warwick Global Sustainable Development Year 12 Essay Competition 2019. Over past millennia, global temperatures have been cyclical and affected by... Continue Reading →
By Tori Keene, Assistant Editor In her first article as GLOBUS Assistant Editor, Tori Keene kicks off a new series at GLOBUS: Sixty Second Sustainability - bringing our readers snappy and informative writing without compromising our high editorial standards. Installing a pink boat in Oxford Circus, living in trees in Parliament Square, carrying a coffin... Continue Reading →
By Lucy Jordan, Deputy Editor We have now set a worrying precedent for scientific reports to come, sending the clear message that ‘science is negotiable, and only exists so long as we grant its existence’.Lucy Jordan Scorched by rising temperatures and oppressive humidity over the past few weeks, Europe has been plunged into a state... Continue Reading →
Why is the incorporation of economic theory into the climate action movement important? By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief As this correspondent has, so far this series, intended to demonstrate, economics is a fundamentally flawed – even failing – discipline, that nevertheless can be co-opted to understand, encourage and deploy positive solutions for combatting the climate... Continue Reading →
By Anna Hardisty, GLOBUS Correspondent In the midst of crammed revision, packed studying and substantial doses of procrastination, many of us will be motivating ourselves with thoughts of the warm light at the end of the tunnel. Summer. As you may have discovered, Warwick is not a renowned hot, sunny destination and if rays are... Continue Reading →
By Emily Dekker, GLOBUS Correspondent Sunglasses, shorts, and taking in the sun on the piazza with an ice cream. It’s the perfect summer afternoon – until you recall that this is February. Nobody can deny that the weather seen in the UK in February was a welcome change from the cold and snow faced across... Continue Reading →
GLOBUS Assistant Editor Lucy Jordan explores the complex true meaning of 'Climate Justice' from her own perspective as a climate activist.
The climate refugee - how might it come about? How might civil society and its institutions cope with the principle, and the reality? GLOBUS Correspondent Gwendolyn Tan seeks to address these questions, and more.
Why is it so easy for us to declare what it is we are against and so much harder to act, collectively, on the values we want to uphold? Turning to climate change, our Commissioning Editor, Alicia Siddons, asks whether we can galvanise momentum on campus and build a community of respect, freedom and common welfare to stay with us long after we all graduate.
GLOBUS' Assistant Editor Lucy Jordan debuts with a frank first-hand account of last December's COP24 negotiations - and their shortcomings.
The Ghost of Humanity's Future: what do the experts say?
The current state of global climate affairs, and the potentially devastating end of the road for humanity.