Tag Archives: politics

Climate Change – The Individual’s Problem? (1/2)

Euan Robb (1st year History and Politics), Guest Writer Are we in need of a societal shift? This was the question I pondered whilst attending the Toxic Air Panel Discussion held by the Warwick Green Party to consider what can be done to alleviate the issue of toxic air pollution. Present were three speakers, each coming from a different background

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Paris’ Miasma: The Pollution Plan

Paris’ mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has an ambitious plan to drastically reduce the French capital’s air pollution and carbon footprint. France’s largest city, Paris, is one of the most polluted urban spaces in the country. It regularly experiences peaks in air pollution, often caused by specific weather patterns. Additionally, the city’s topography worsens the situation by trapping the air pollution inside

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Environmental Sustainability: The Debate

Note from the Editor Who are Warwick Blackout? If you find yourself asking that question, scroll on down to the end of this article, and watch our introductory interview with Blackout’s co-coordinators for this academic year! If you missed the spirited political debate on environmental sustainability, organised by Warwick Blackout on the 1st of February, you are in luck. The

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WES: Universal Basic Income

At the recent Warwick Economics Summit, Professor Guy Standing (co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network) challenged the key merits of capitalism by discrediting the ‘free’ nature of free markets, questioning the extent to which property rights foster economic development, and criticising the current lack of incentive to protect common goods. Whilst not providing an overarching solution to the problems

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Where is the EU heading?

Where is the EU heading? An insight from the Warwick Economics Summit, with Mario Monti Have you ever wondered about the future of the EU post-Brexit referendum? What about how great leaders and politicians have addressed the matter? At the Warwick Economics Summit, delegates received a first-hand account by Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, of associated political activity

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