Carbon emissions down to 2006 levels due to coronavirus

Carbon emissions down to 2006 levels due to coronavirus

Carbon dioxide levels fell 17 percent in April of this year compared to 2019, though the sudden drop isn’t expected to last. It turns out that coronavirus is having more widespread effects that many of us probably imagined when early headlines started spilling from China in January. The international lockdown...

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‘A people’s vaccine’ – 140+ global leaders call for virus vaccine to be free

‘A people’s vaccine’ – 140+ global leaders call for virus vaccine to be free

Global leaders pre-empt efforts of the wealthiest corporations and governments to privatise the eventual coronavirus vaccine. Over 140 global leaders and experts issued an open letter on Thursday this week urging all world powers to unilaterally guarantee that, once scientists discover a cure for the COVID-19 virus, it will be freely available to all global citizens equally and without national bias. Entitled ‘Uniting Behind a People’s Vaccine Against COVID-19’,

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Quality of life indicators more important than GDP, says UK poll

Quality of life indicators more important than GDP, says UK poll

Economic indicators have fallen out of step with our lived values, and according to a recent poll the UK has noticed. This week the UK’s latest GDP figures will be published, covering the period from January to the end of March. GDP is calculated by taking the sum total of a nation’s spending, investment, and trade balance (imports minus exports) then representing this as a single number. Essentially, it shows...

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Plant-based meat soars in popularity during lockdown

Plant-based meat soars in popularity during lockdown

COVID-19 is giving consumers the time and headspace to become more socially conscious. Recently I wrote on the atrocities of factory farming. Writing the article was, if I’m honest, an existential nightmare that painted a bleak picture of the deep hole we’ve gotten ourselves into with our insatiable appetite for meat. I came to the same conclusion that many others had come to before me: whilst...

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COVID-19 will transform the workplace Gen Z is entering

COVID-19 will transform the workplace Gen Z is entering

As humanity comes to redefine its social structures in the wake of a global shakeup, the concept of a 9-5 adulthood might be blinking out of existence. Throughout history there have been pockets of time where people have unwittingly become part of a social experiment. In ancient Sparta, society asked what would happen if every person was trained in the art of battle from birth. The Indus civilisation asked...

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