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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…

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,…

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…

Fracking to remain banned in Scotland

Scotland’s policy on fracking will not change, despite the ban being lifted in England. The UK government formally lifted the moratorium on shale gas production last week. This is part…

Eco-friendly or illusion: the dangers of greenwashing

The environmental crisis poses an existential threat to human life on this planet. Yet in our hyper-consumerist society, the cycles of capitalism don’t sleep. As people try to make their…

Is the North Sea’s final decade of use as an oil and gas resource?

In the wake of the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014, remain voters indulged in the sweet I-told-you-so once the price of Brent Crude began to plummet. The North Sea was…

Despite rising living costs, price of oil remains affordable

Oil prices are at their lowest point since the 90s, having dropped to $26.21 a barrel in February. This contrasts with a decade of relative stability in oil prices, with…