Studying and graduating during a recession, let alone a global health crisis, will be challenging. Job vacancies are drying up, scholarships are being canceled, and you won’t even get to celebrate properly.
Several weeks ago the government organised an ‘appathon’ with the aim of launching a corona tracing app in record time. Experts complimented the government for the transparancy of the process, but were sceptical.
After WWI, the League of Nations was formed. It couldn’t prevent WWII. After that war, the UN was founded, along with the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and dozens of other global agencies. None of them prevented the advance of climate change, the 2008 global recession, or 2020’s coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Kathryn Harkup has produced a fascinating podcast on the science behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for SG. Have a listen and learn about gruesome experiments with electricity, grave robbing for profit, and the quarantine-like isolation in which Shelley wrote her famous novel.
Despite the current pandemic, we still find ourselves in an ongoing climate crisis. New terms like climate depression and eco-anxiety seem to indicate that society suffers from significant mental health issues as a result.