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There’s SNOW time to wait on climate reform

Scotland is snow-free for the 9th time in the last 300 years. Let’s say that again, Scotland is entirely, completely, snow-free for only the 9th time in the last 3 centuries. Another way to put that would be that Scotland is snow free for the 4th time in the last 6 years. We’ve ignored sign […]

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EasyJet to stop using carbon offsets amid doubts over effectiveness

EasyJet has ditched its program to offset its carbon emissions with carbon offsets. Instead, the airline has announced plans to meet net-zero goals by reducing carbon output in its day-to-day operations. Environmental groups have hailed the development, with advocacy group Greenpeace calling on other airlines with carbon offset programmes to follow suit. Carbon offsets are […]

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The Soup Saga of Just Stop Oil and Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is not the only artwork that has faced the consequences of climate change this year. Earlier this year the Mona Lisa had custard splattered over her, with her vandal proclaiming that there was not enough focus on “the planet”. These instances demand that focus be taken away from artwork and driven […]

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Just Stop Oil – Radical, disrepectful protests get the job done

The question of what makes an effective protest and what is simply detracting from the message has been raised again by two by Just Stop Oil supporters. They climbed up onto the Queen Elizabeth II bridge on Monday morning, subsequently closing it for a two day occupation. This caused around 6 miles of congestion and […]

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Youth Climate protestors take over Main Library

Shortly before 2pm on Thursday, several dozen activists of the Youth Climate Swarm and People & Planet environmentalist groups occupied the entrance of the Main Library in protest of perceived inaction by the University of Edinburgh on climate change matters. According to several occupiers who spoke to The Student, Thursday’s occupation was specifically in protest […]

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COP26 People’s Summit: The movement beyond the negotiations

As week two of COP26 negotiations got off to a start, a different set of discussions were had, regarding the failings of the conference and how real climate action can prosper.  COP26 Coalition provided a People’s Summit in Glasgow last week where voices and ideas were shared beyond the confines of the Scottish Event Campus, […]

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Thousands embark on Glasgow for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

On Saturday 6th November, the city centre of Glasgow played host to one of the biggest ever protests seen in the city’s history. As politicians, lobbyists, and delegates met within the confines of SEC centre on the riverside, on the street, activists from all walks of life descended upon the city to send a clear […]

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A Weegie’s perspective on COP26

As I read articles during the run up to COP26, I felt slightly aggrieved that I was missing the most exciting thing to happen in Glasgow since the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It seemed like quite bad luck that I was moving away from home mere months before COP26. As anyone who has been to Glasgow […]