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 →

The Capitalist Curse

By Clint Broadway, guest writer from this year's GSD competition Our interactions with each other and the world around us have always been governed by currency. Whether it be the Mesopotamian shekel, used to pay mercenaries in the 6th century B.C, or computerized dollars, which have erected immense corporations more influential than most countries, currency has been idolized... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Student Living: Student Houses

By Naomi Harris, GLOBUS Correspondent By the end of term two, admittedly, the initial excitement university halls had worn off. In my case, sharing a tiny kitchen with 12 people became impractical, shared bathrooms were tiresome, and you realise how much you missed being able to collapse onto a sofa and watch some telly at... 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 →

Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

By Gwendolyn Tan, GLOBUS Correspondent In the wake of all the newspaper headlines warning us about the impacts of climate change - predicting that the point of no return is upon us - it seems like the world we live in is extremely bleak and scary. Nevertheless, if you're determined to turn the tide a... 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 →

Smart Growth: Commuting and the Urban Sprawl

By Finn Beckett-Hester, GLOBUS Correspondent In many nations, commuting is an indispensable part of life for many. Having spent a year in the bustling city of Hong Kong, the benefits of an efficient and highly accessible public transportation system have only become more evident to me. However, transportation is the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions... Continue Reading →

Rewriting The Radioactive Record

By Emily Harros, GLOBUS Correspondent Amongst calls for decarbonization and a world-wide energy transition, HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ is one of the highest rated series on IMDb. But is our fascination with the gritty and dark realities of this nuclear disaster obscuring our understanding of nuclear power – both its realities and its future potential? This author... Continue Reading →

Ownership is Power: Scotland’s Renewable Energy Transition

From the bountiful supply of resources within the North Sea, Scotland has historically benefited from fossil fuels such as natural gas and oil. However, currently energy transformation towards renewables is accelerating within the country, creating benefits for both its nature and people.  Scotland has rich natural resources not only fossil fuel, but renewable resources, primarily wind and tidal. The government has set a target which aims... Continue Reading →

The American [Pipe] Dream

In the fourth piece of our "Energy Trilemma" series, Najma Ahmad's challenges the government's stance on shale gas, highlighting geographic, economic, environmental and social drawbacks that undermine the nation's commitment to sustainability. 

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