By Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS Correspondent When talking about fashion, which materials would you name as being the most sustainable? There’s a good chance that the answer to this question is ‘cotton’. Cotton seems to be the perfect fibre because it’s cheap, natural and plentiful. However, what most of us don’t realise is that the production... Continue Reading →
You need it every single day to survive, but its disappearing fast. In our latest piece, GLOBUS correspondent Catriona Heyworth explains why water scarcity is the greatest global security threat - and the most neglected.
Explaining fracking - and why it's a cause for concern By Katy Greco, GLOBUS Correspondent Fracking. You’ve undoubtedly heard this term (and probably giggled) but what actually is it? Well, porous, low-permeability rocks (like sandstone and shale) act as a kind of chamber for natural gases, oil and other hydrocarbons that can be used for... Continue Reading →
By Virginia Thomas-Pickles, GLOBUS Correspondent Water is clearly an important resource. We need to drink freshwater to survive. We need freshwater for sanitation. We need freshwater for agriculture. All essential for life to continue, yet despite it being so important, water is continually over-exploited and polluted. When thinking about water, you would be right to think that there is plenty... Continue Reading →
By Theodore Robin, GLOBUS Correspondent This summer, the United Kingdom experienced record-breaking temperatures, at times nearly reaching 40 degrees – heights nearly-never seen in Britain. In fact, the second-highest temperature ever, in the United Kingdom, was recorded in Cambridge at about 38°C last July . As our climate continues to change, we must ask ourselves... Continue Reading →
Integrating Urban Planning Studies into the Global Sustainable Development Paradigm By Finn Beckett-Hester, GLOBUS Correspondent As of 2007, 50% of the world’s population lived in urban areas (Hanlon, 2007). Currently, the proportion is 55%, and is expected to increase to a massive 68% by 2050 (UNDESA, 2018) as growth becomes increasingly concentrated in urban areas.... Continue Reading →