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Interrogating art and climate change

Within Edinburgh alone, there has been a collection of recent exhibitions focusing on the environment. The Talbot Rice Gallery has organised The Recent; The City Art Centre has presented Shifting…

Climate Change, Art and Activism

This summer, climate activists gathered collectively to rally against New York’s Museum of Modern Art, as they aim to hold the institution accountable for its negligence towards the environment. Activists…

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…

Aviation is not the enemy

When it comes to climate change, aviation, as an industry, is not the problem. Aviation produces just 2% of all human CO2 emissions and when compared within the transport sector,…

Extinction Rebellion are a non-existant threat to the British public

Last week, in a police guidance booklet, the environmental peaceful protest group Extinction Rebellion was placed on a list of extremist ideologies that counter-terrorist forces should be aware of. In…

The Student in conversation with Kate Nevens, Green candidate for Edinburgh South

Kate Nevens, Green candidate for Edinburgh South, spoke to The Student about how herself and other Green candidates are speaking to as many people as possible about the climate emergency…

Our common home is on fire

We know everything is screwed. Between looming environmental breakdown, the collapse of democracies around the world, plastic pollution, mass extinction, social inequality and poverty skyrocketing, and a mental illness epidemic…

Extinction Rebellion interrupt First Minister’s Questions

On Thursday 28 May the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion Scotland interrupted First Minister’s Questions demanding action in the face of the climate emergency. Activists dropped two banners from the…