As promised in my very first blog post, here is a whole post dedicated to globalisation, a topic that is fascinating and terrifying at the same time. It is one of the few topics everybody is talking about sooner or later in their life. Globalisation refers to the „process of increasing interchange of goods, capital,… Continue reading Globalisation (Take 2)
This week, the EU banned single-use plastic. It is said to become effective in 2021. Most single-use plastic, namely 40%, is used for packaging and less than one-fifth of the total amount of plastic is being recycled. The majority of the European Parliament voted for the plastic ban (571-53) (National Geographic, 2018). Here are the… Continue reading Five Important Questions Regarding The Plastic Ban
One week ago today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published their report on global warming with the long name of „Global Warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response… Continue reading Summary and comment on the IPCC report
The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) was meeting in Incheon, South Korea last week to discuss if the increase of global temperatures can be kept under 1,5°C and what happens if it cannot. They have been researching and debating about the possible outcomes since August 2016. The IPCC consists of leading scientists from 39… Continue reading A comment on climate change
PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) is a chemical which was among others used in paints, adhesives and transformers until they got banned in the late 1970s due to its toxic and carcinogenic behaviour (The Guardian, 2018). Although the production of the persistent PCB has stopped, it is still circulating in the atmosphere, the oceans and soil and… Continue reading PCB is in the ocean – and it’s killing our orcas
Germany is leader in lignite mining. lignite is the coal which is most harmful to nature, people and the climate. Although Germany has agreed to transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy, it still continues to mine, which is not only accountable for the destruction of landscape and the forced resettlement of people and animals […]
As my first post I felt like writing about something special. It took me a while but then I found the perfect topic: democracy. It is a widespread topic yet so important in this changing world. So in honour of the International Day of Democracy and the 70th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration here are… Continue reading Is democracy at stake?