By Maya Suzuki, GLOBUS Correspondent An “astonishing number of pictures of dead elephants”, describes Thato Raphaka, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism (Leithead, 2019). Provoking, the evidence was taken in one of the last elephant sanctuaries in Africa, in northern Botswana. Eighty-eight carcasses of elephants, most of them with... Continue Reading →
By Safiya Hassan, GLOBUS Correspondent In October 2018, a ship carrying 200,000 bags of charcoal was intercepted in the strategic Iraqi port of Umm Qasri, located in the Persian Gulf (Xinhua,2018). These bundles of charcoal were believed to have been sourced from the prized, and rapidly decreasing, species of Acacia, known as Acacia Bussei, and... Continue Reading →
By Zafirah Kesington, GLOBUS Correspondent “Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower ALL Women and Girls” - Sustainable Development Goals, n.d. What exactly does it mean to be empowered? For one woman this may mean freedom to walk safely at night without fear of assault, or equal opportunity and equal pay in the... Continue Reading →
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.
Bismarck remarked after the Berlin Conference of 1885 that “he who controls Africa will control Europe”. This chauvinistic war cry came to define the 19th and 20th Century ‘Scramble for Africa’, with European powers waging battle for imperial control over African nations. The flag bearer of this hypermasculine discourse, however, is decentralising from Europe: imperialism... Continue Reading →
Back in 1967, just two years after Singapore’s independence, the then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew introduced his vision for Singapore to become a “Garden City”, aspiring to “integrate greenery into the built environment” and Singaporeans’ daily lives. This involved planting many trees and creating new parks. Today, in 2018, walking down the tree-lined streets... Continue Reading →
“The west was built on racism” - Kehinde Andrews  A bold statement, but one that is completely necessary and valid in its assertion. As I will outline, not only is the West built on racism, it is sustained by the remnants of neo-colonialism and dependent on the pillaging of the African continent. Stemming from... Continue Reading →
How has the development of the First World shaped the underdevelopment of the Third? As the wealthiest 1% of the planet detains more resources than the rest of the World’s population, we are facing a record-high level of inequality today that correlates with mass-poverty and underdevelopment. The consequences of not using resources to their full... Continue Reading →
On Saturday 3rd March, TEDxWarwick held their tenth annual conference: this year, themed ‘Dare to Defy’. GLOBUS’ correspondents were invited to cover the event. This piece will comprise the first in a series commenting on the various presentations made by the conference’s prestigious speakers. We begin by considering the case for nuclear fusion as presented by... Continue Reading →