By Sophie Nepali There can be no doubt that humanity is an extraordinary species. Fuelled in part by the process of globalisation, however, we have become somewhat destructive in nature. The depletion of natural resources to combat consumer capitalism has had a catastrophic impact on the environment and the society we live in today, locally […]
By Joseph Eyre Michel Barnier (the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator) only cares about fish. At least, that’s according to one EU diplomat, whose neat quote summarises just how important and symbolic fishing has become during the arduous Brexit process. Making up just 0.12% of the UK’s GDP, and employing under 0.1% of its workforce, this […]
In this series of articles, The International explores the ways in which Covid-19 has changed the course of our planet’s history. In this second piece, our editor-in-chief Adam Bennett examines how the climate crisis has been reshaped by the pandemic. “Today, dolphins can be seen swimming in the newly-clear waters of Venice. As people stay […]
What Is The Green New Deal?
At times, it can feel as though a large part of modern politics is two sides throwing buzzwords at each other until the tedium becomes too much to bear and we stop reading the news. Wrapping up complex issues in near-meaningless slogans is a global (and historical) phenomenon, be it ‘Get Brexit Done’ in the […]
The Rise Of The Flexitarian
Conventional wisdom tells us that most of the time, the average new year’s resolution will never make it into February. Given that the most popular resolution across the Western world last year was to eat less meat, logic would suggest that the carnivorous population would be fully restored as we head into March. But it […]