‘Hitler is finished, but the seeds spread by his disordered mind have firm roots in too many fanatical brains. It is easier to remove tyrants and destroy concentration camps than to kill the ideas that gave them birth and strength’. (Harry S. Truman, 1945) At the end of the Second Word War, Truman made the…

Strikes. Strikes. Strikes Everywhere. That is what millions of people all over the world are witnessing across six continents in a global phenomenon that goes back to at least 2018. These strikes share one defining feature: educators, students, families, and communities fighting to defend the institution of public education in their respective parts of the…

Nation states are a thing of stability for many: something that’s existed for decades, even centuries, and there are no way maps change. However, the current world map is fairly young, as for example South Sudan became independent in 2011. There’ll certainly be changes to that world map in the future since history has been…

The IPCC meets in Geneva to approve the final version of its special report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL), a literature review on the relations between climate dynamics caused by human activities and land, soil and surface activities and analysing impacts, risks and measures related to it. And although the SRCCL is, if anything,…

Consider why you want to volunteer Any decent organisation that works with volunteers will ask you why you want to volunteer and what your motivations are. You should also think about why you are interested in that particular project you want to contribute to. If you only want to work on a project because you…

International volunteering is a popular choice for people all around the world who want to do their bit in ‘making the world a better place’. Yet the booming business of ‘voluntourism’ has been under attack for perpetuating the ‘white saviour complex’ and for contributing to the exploitation of vulnerable people in developing countries. The term…

Climeworks was established in 2009 to develop the world’s first commercial carbon dioxide removal technology. The research and development of the technology began at ETH Zurich in 2003. More information on the company is available on their website here. A few days after this interview was conducted, Climeworks, along with several partners, launched an integrated…

Each year, between the big Conferences of the Parties (COP), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Bonn, Germany. Within the scope of the UNFCCC, experts and governments from all over the world come together to discuss recent developments in Climate Change (now also referred to as the Climate Crisis)…