Environment

“OK, boomer” Vol. 2: Climate Change Kills

On my way to Leiden I witnessed a conversation that literally made the hairs in my neck stand up, much akin to a pissed off cat. I was sitting in the train on a Tuesday afternoon, minding my own business as you do in a crowded train, when two people sat down in the seats across from me. At first I ignored…

“OK boomer” Vol. 1: Pride Comes Before the Fall

The other day I went shopping in a garden centre. You know, one of those very large ones that require a map to navigate. Why I  was there is of no importance; the fact of the matter is that I was there, and that I got lost. In my own –very human- hubris, I had decided to not follow the clearly laid…

DestinyTalks: Is Fake News Conquering the World?

Welcome to the second episode of DestinyTalks were we explore the realm of Fake News! Join Iman Hasan Slaka, Caressa Betist Thenu and Joseph Palframan in talking about the latest developments of the topic of Fake News. Feel free to drop a comment on what your opinion on the topic is! Sources European Union tackling online disinformation: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/tackling-online-disinformation Politico: Europe’s failure on…

What Color Are Bananas?

I can hear you saying, ‘What a dumb question, yellow of course!’.  One of my classmates asked this question the other day, which didn’t even make sense to me even after knowing the topic of the session. What was this question supposed to teach me? The answer choices were A) Green, B) Yellow, C) Purple, however, there wasn’t even another answer possibility…

The enviromental cost of the internet

Past weekend I had a discussion with my father about the climate march of the preceding Friday, I was talking about how the size of the march was simply impressive, and how it was quite inspiring to see so many people actively standing up to demand action on climate change. My father and I started to discuss what factors influence climate change…

The Scale of the Greta-Effect

Today, on September 23rd, the United Nations Climate Action Summit is currently taking place in New York City following a weekend of global protests like never seen before. The rate at which the name ‘Greta Thunberg’ or ‘Climate Strike’ has been searched through Google over the past 12 months has only been accelerating, according to data from the tool known as Google…