Global Warming and the Revival of Prehistoric Viruses

Global Warming and the Revival of Prehistoric Viruses

According to recent Google Search Trends, “Coronavirus" and “Virus" have become increasingly popular, and have now overtaken climate change related topics that were previously dominating the search engine. While many of us ...
Animal “Rights” or Human Obligation

Animal “Rights” or Human Obligation

Animal “rights” has been a debatable issue for decades. It covers wide areas of animal-human relationship. Last year, the issue extended into the art world in an incident where The Guggenheim Museum ...
Complications in Combating Environmental Deterioration and Coronavirus

Complications in Combating Environmental Deterioration and Coronavirus

On March 12, WHO declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic. With the virus on spotlight, climate change and green living are no longer “trending” topics, despite best efforts. Here are some example ...
The Coexistence Case of Macaque and Men in Bali

The Coexistence Case of Macaque and Men in Bali

Throughout Bali, humans and monkeys seemingly lived in harmony. People around the world can see it with their own eyes when they visit places such as Uluwatu, Ubud Monkey Forest, and Alas ...
Commemorating International Day of the Tropics

Commemorating International Day of the Tropics

The world recognizes the beauty and important role of tropical land, but we often shut our eyes toward the challenges it's facing. Therefore, as representatives of the tropics from Indonesia, together with ...
Amazon “Wildfire”

Amazon “Wildfire”

[Jakarta, LTTW] The Amazon rainforest is burning. Scientists and environmental activists have said that the large number of wildfires could not be attributed to the natural phenomenon alone (dry season which ends around ...
We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here's how it went

We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here’s how it went

by Elizabeth Sinclair, University of Western Australia; Charlotte Birkmanis, University of Western Australia, and Robert Pemberton, University of Western Australia What did we use before single-use plastics became ingrained in our everyday ...
Will global warming change Native American religious practices?

Will global warming change Native American religious practices?

Rosalyn R. LaPier, Harvard UniversityThe Colorado River, one of the longest rivers in the United States, is gradually shrinking. This is partly a result of overuse by municipalities and seasonal drought. The ...
‘I’m only going to eat animals I kill myself’: Q&A with Louise Gray, author of ‘The Ethical Carnivore’

‘I’m only going to eat animals I kill myself’: Q&A with Louise Gray, author of ‘The Ethical Carnivore’

Foreword from Listen to the World The discussion between meat-eater and vegetarian/veganism (we know the differences, don’t worry) in terms of food regarding animal rights and/ or environment is a never-ending debate ...
How Fashion Adapted to Climate Change – In the Little Ice Age

How Fashion Adapted to Climate Change – In the Little Ice Age

One could say the consequences of the planet’s warming climate can be seen on fashion week runways and the shelves of Anthropologie and H&M. Silhouettes shrink as midriffs and backs open. Sheer ...
Food grown in waste water

Your future food will be grown with waste water

Serena Caucci, United Nations University and Kristin Meyer, United Nations University In an increasingly water-scarce world, there is no doubt that recycling water we’ve already used has to become normal. Part of ...
What if several of the world's biggest food crops failed at the same time?

What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?

For all we know, nature doesn’t need us to stay alive. We need nature to survive. Unfortunately, the Earth today has turned into a problematic place for us to live. Global warming, ...
In Jakarta, Solving Problems with New Tech Tools and People Power

In Jakarta, Solving Problems with New Tech Tools and People Power

A foreword from Listen To The World Is digital technology the solution to our problems? Big cities around the world have been overwhelmed with new, ever increasing problems, especially in developing countries ...
Recycling Air Pollution to Make Art

Recycling Air Pollution to Make Art

Startup’s system captures particle matter from diesel exhaust and turns it into inks and paints.On a break from his studies in the MIT Media Lab, Anirudh Sharma SM ’14 traveled home to ...