An Age of Information? Or MIS-information?

by Nanditha Nagamani PraveenImage: Roman Kraft / Unsplash In the last few years, social media has bulldozed its way to being one of the most effective platforms for speaking out on social and political issues, and 2020 was no exception. From the coronavirus pandemic, to the US presidential elections, to the Indian farmer protests, public opinion has vastly been influenced and shaped by a maelstrom … Continue reading An Age of Information? Or MIS-information?

Press the Recording Button! It’s Not That Hard.

by Irina JiangImage: Matheus Farias / Unsplash What is your first impression of online schooling? Flexible? Enjoyable? The answer for Kaijie Zhang, a former freshman student from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a private university in New York, would be “lethal”. On February 8th, 2021, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute posted a brief announcement on their website expressing their grief towards Kaijie’s passing. Though the university did not explicitly … Continue reading Press the Recording Button! It’s Not That Hard.

Unsustainable Development: A Radical Redistribution of Wealth is Needed Now

by Chris PrattImage: Jp Valery / Unsplash Since the West created Development Theory in the 1950s, foreign aid has been focused on empowering actions abroad. How foreign aid is utilized depends on the development ideology and donor. Regardless of whether aid has been used to build schools or spark industrialization, the vast majority of foreign aid has historically been focused on creating change abroad. This … Continue reading Unsustainable Development: A Radical Redistribution of Wealth is Needed Now

Where Will the Oil Markets Move and Why You Should Care.

by Raihan WoodhouseImage: Michael Elleray / Creative Commons Oil is the most important energy commodity in the world and a primary determinant for the costs of production and manufacturing across industries. Appropriately, investors use oil prices as a valuable indicator of the economic climate. The oil industry was left traumatized in early 2020 as energy demands plummeted due to lockdowns and travel bans prompted by … Continue reading Where Will the Oil Markets Move and Why You Should Care.

Do we all have blood on our hands? An Ongoing crisis: Cobalt Mining

by Monique Kasonga Image: Clint Budd / Flickr When you look down at your phone, what do you think of? Do you think of all the happy memories that you’ve had it with you for, or all the important information that it holds? For most people living in the Western world, the answer is yes. However, what the technological consumer community seems to lack is … Continue reading Do we all have blood on our hands? An Ongoing crisis: Cobalt Mining

The “Filthy” Needles of COVID Vaccines

by Irina JiangImage: Umbra Mania / Flickr The opinions reflected in this article do not represent an anti-vaccine sentiment on behalf of The Global Diplomat. Rather, we publish this to shine a new perspective on the various forms of Covid-19 vaccines and their complications that may often be overlooked by the mainstream media. We encourage all to practice safe pandemic procedures as mandated by their … Continue reading The “Filthy” Needles of COVID Vaccines

Adapting to the Changing Pandemic Dynamics

by Kristin Cho Image: Anna Shvets/Pexels Since the rise of Coronavirus, scientists’ greatest fear was the possibility that the virus would go through inevitable evolution in its life cycle—learning to adapt and find better ways to enter into the human body. The new variant found in U.K. last December was only the first of multiple variants that are now circulating world wide. As of January … Continue reading Adapting to the Changing Pandemic Dynamics

Climate Migration: Is the World Doing Enough?

by Akina Nanayakkara Image Credit: Evangelos Petratos / Flickr Climate change has become an increasing threat as the level of CO2 in the atmosphere reached an all-time high as of January 2021. It’s been estimated that carbon dioxide values have increased by 20% over the last 40 years due to more frequent amounts of human activity. One of the most pressing issues caused by climate … Continue reading Climate Migration: Is the World Doing Enough?

When will the music stop? An Outlook on Financial Markets for 2021 and Beyond

by Raihan Woodhouse Image Credit: UN Women Galley / Creative Commons Contrary to one’s credence, all the unfortunate events that transpired in 2020 did not deter the faith of investors in global financial markets. It was, in fact, a very strong year for equities across the board, especially in the United States—the largest economy in the world. This is evident in the returns displayed on … Continue reading When will the music stop? An Outlook on Financial Markets for 2021 and Beyond