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COP28 marked by controversies over burning of fossil fuels

COP28, the UN’s 28th annual climate change conference, is currently taking place in Dubai. More than 140 government leaders and heads of state are attending the conference, including King Charles…

Big fanfare, few meaningful actions

This week The Student reported that the University of Edinburgh has failed to truly end fossil fuel investments. Despite announcing to great fanfare that “the University has divested from fossil…

Why nuclear-powered energy is currently the truly green option

Nuclear power is being phased out globally. This is an ecological disaster. In 1993, 17 per cent of global electricity was generated by nuclear power. Today it is just 11…

Divestment Occupation: University should not let protestors get their way

Let us put views about fossil fuel divestment aside and first consider the events that brought us to where we are today. In October 2014, the University’s Central Management Group…

Nobel laureate to join pro-divestment occupation, spend night with protesters

Dr Graciela Chichilnisky, the Nobel Prize winning economist who worked extensively on the Kyoto Protocol, has announced that she intends to spend tomorrow evening with the protesters at the pro-divestment…