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 →
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 →
By Eszter Vlasits, GLOBUS Correspondent The ideas of mainstream sustainable development question several fundamental things about our world: the uneven distribution of wealth and opportunities, the way we exploit our environment, and the unsustainable structures of industry and society. But they leave one thing unquestioned: the absolute necessity and prioritization of development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)... Continue Reading →
By Silia Tsigka, GLOBUS Correspondent Christmas has always been considered a jolly break from our mundane routine and responsibilities, filled with friends, family, and plenty of food. However, given the current environmental crisis we have found ourselves in, questions about food waste, overconsumption, and even the lifecycle of Christmas trees can render Christmas with a... Continue Reading →
By Silia Tsigka, GLOBUS Correspondent The sustainable use of natural resources has been imperative for the continuation of human life on Earth for years now. However, climate denialism along with uneven economic development in certain countries have been obstacles to adopting more sustainable lifestyles. And yet, the clock is still ticking - we cannot afford... 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 →
How can we reconcile economic theory and market systems with the climate emergency? By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief In the first of this series, this correspondent outlines the forgotten, and fundamental, assumption that underlies conventional neoliberal economic theory, and the functioning of modern-day markets: that finite environmental assets underlie every transaction made on our planet.... Continue Reading →
By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Nearly twelve months ago, this correspondent set out to answer the question ‘has economics failed?’ (Olive et al, 2018) in a prior editorial for this publication. The conclusion? “Modern economics, with its – albeit slow – growing grasp and integration into interdisciplinary methodologies, is therefore by no means a failure:... Continue Reading →
More babies for the economy, or fewer for the environment? By Aada Orava, GLOBUS Correspondent The bad news: the current size of the world population at over 7.5 billion combined with the growth rate of 1.16 is fundamentally unsustainable - the majority of studies that estimate the carrying capacity of the Earth place it at... Continue Reading →
Veganism is widely praised for its moral, environmental and sustainable principles - but, is it currently living up to these high expectations? GLOBUS Correspondent, Zafirah Kesington, questions how effective veganism truly is in its pursuit of a sustainable future.
"Humanity is at stake." Politics Correspondent Celia Tsigka examines the alternative economic paradigm of eco-marxism, outlining how it might help keep resource use and consumption at sustainable levels.
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 →