Globalisation (Take 2)

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)

Five Important Questions Regarding The Plastic Ban

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

Summary and comment on the IPCC report

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

Is democracy at stake?

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?