The future of train-bragging in a post-COVID world

By Szebasztián Csernik-Tihn , GLOBUS Correspondent Before COVID-19, travel habits could be described by two Swedish words, ‘flygskam’ (flight-shame) and ‘tagskryt’ (train-bragging). They refer to the widespread phenomenon where more and more people started travelling by train and were not afraid to share this on Instagram. According to Eurostat, in 2019 there were 416 billion train... Continue Reading →

Covid-19: What must we learn?

By Naomi Harris, GLOBUS Correspondent  The spread of Coronavirus has changed every aspect of our daily lives. The destruction it has caused to individuals, families and friends has been devastating. In no way do I want to disregard that fundamental fact. COVID-19 has been one of humanity’s greatest trials, and no number of positives can outweigh... 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 →

Can Deep Ecotourism Facilitate Global Cultural Relations?

By Angelo Balagtas, GLOBUS Correspondent Ecotourism is now defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. (International Ecotourism Society, 2015) As is the case when defining sustainable development, much emphasis in our understanding ecotourism goes into environmental conservation. However, ecotourism... Continue Reading →

Diverting Our Flight Path

By Anna Hardisty, GLOBUS Correspondent In the midst of crammed revision, packed studying and substantial doses of procrastination, many of us will be motivating ourselves with thoughts of the warm light at the end of the tunnel. Summer. As you may have discovered, Warwick is not a renowned hot, sunny destination and if rays are... Continue Reading →

Voluntourism: Help or Hindrance?

Co-Authored by Ellie Church, GLOBUS Correspondentand Sara Shiraaz, Guest Author A Case Study from Nepal Ghandi once said that “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others;” and it is often suggested that, by helping others, we help ourselves. In the current capitalist, money driven and quasi-isolationist global... Continue Reading →

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