Hiding in Plain Sight: The Forgotten SDG

By Tori Keene, Assistant Editor Sustainability; arguably one of 2019’s buzzwords, a concept that people are becoming increasingly well acquainted with. Google Image search it, and the colour green dominates; green trees, green earths, green hands. Think about sustainability in everyday discussion, and Greta Thunberg, Tesla cars or a reusable coffee cup might come to... Continue Reading →

Hidden in Plain Sight: Warwick’s BP Archive

By Lucy Jordan, Deputy Editor Tucked beneath the guise of willow trees, within the Modern Research Centre, the BP Research Archive lies just off the daily paths of most Warwick students. Yet, despite the archive’s centrality, it appears to have become the university’s most mysterious - albeit unintended and arguably worst-kept - secret. The BP... Continue Reading →

Mati Wildfires: One Year On

By GLOBUS Correspondent, Silia Tsigka Prompted by the recent wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, I came to realize not only the magnitude of the environmental damage it created, but also that the latter represents only a part of the problem. Within such cases, it is important that one considers the role of governance. In other words,... Continue Reading →

Climate Change: Whose Responsibility?

By Zafirah Kesington, GLOBUS Correspondent  Climate Change is a huge threat dominating a multitude of current discussions, affecting people’s daily lives and it is being debated worldwide; from the causes, to now, more predominantly, what we as a society can do to halt and reverse its impact. A 2018 Pew Research Center survey found that... Continue Reading →

SB50: The Climate without Science

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 →

Controlling Air Quality in Beijing

By Christina Portelli This piece is part of a series of assessment submissions from Warwick Economics’ Introduction to Environmental Economics module for first-year students. Executive Summary As the capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is renowned for its rich history and culture, strong culture of innovation, and now unfortunately air pollution. Persistent and extensive smog... Continue Reading →

“The Anthropocene”: Why all the fuss?

By Alicia Siddons, Commissioning Editor In 2000, Nobel winning chemist Paul J. Crutzen and marine science specialist Eugene F. Stoermer argued that human activity has left an indelible imprint on the Earth’s biosphere.  From deforestation to carbon emissions to the use of fertilizers and mechanised predation, humanity’s ecological footprint has had so great an impact,... Continue Reading →

Facing Illegal Poaching: Supply and Governance

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 →

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