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COP diaries: day four

9th November 2021

Day 4: Wednesday 3 November I got tipped off about Princes Charles appearing at Kelvingrove Art Gallery for a car viewing, so I decided I may as well try my luck at the gates. Apparently it was a closed-off event, only for press on the list, but there was a slim chance I could ask ...


COP diaries: day three

7th November 2021

Boris, Biden and Bezos: Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn diaries day three at COP26. Morning I’d learned my lesson from the previous day: turning up early means early. I’d asked some of the journalists I’d been with on Monday what time they came in for. “Quarter to six,” one said, a bit too matter-of-factly for a reference ...


COP diaries: day two

7th November 2021

Day two inside COP26, and The Glasgow Guardian sees some famous faces. Day 2: Monday 1 November Told to meet at the “media meeting point” for 11.15am on the first proper day of the conference, turning up at 9am seemed like a good plan. What I hadn’t accounted for, however, was the sheer volume of ...


COP diaries: day one

6th November 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn discusses her time inside COP26, day by day. Day 1: Sunday 31 October I’d applied for media accreditation at COP26 back in September, yet it was on the morning of Saturday 30 October, less than a day before the climate conference was due to begin, that I received official confirmation. Over the ...


Thought experiment: Fossil(less) fuels

5th November 2021

Is a world devoid of fossil fuels a possibility? What would it look like, and how could it happen? Climate change is no longer just a muffled cry from the minority: everywhere you look, warnings are plastered all over our media. You can’t not be aware of the severity of our situation, and we all ...


How sustainable is our reliance on sustainable energy?

2nd November 2021

Writer John Harris takes a look at the consistency of renewable energy, and what alternative options are on offer. Last year the energy company EDF announced they will be decommissioning their last coal-fired power station in the UK. As one of only two coal-fired power stations still in operation, the news that it would be ...


The Glasgow Guardian meets John Kerry

2nd November 2021

The US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State under President Obama was caught by The Glasgow Guardian’s News team, speaking with them briefly. John Kerry was spotted by chance outside The Dirty Duchess, across the road from Argyle Street’s Tesco Express by ourselves, part of the News team: Deputy News Editor ...


Thought experiment: a post-terror world

24th October 2021

Writer Eryn Browning discusses the possibility of the eradication of extremist movements and terror groups. Terrorism can be defined as any illegal violent act carried out in order to further a political goal. In the two decades since 9/11, terrorism has been becoming an exponentally bigger threat in peoples’ minds – shaping views on war, ...


Phobophobia: the fear of fears

24th October 2021

A look at fears, how to live with them, and how to overcome them. The spooky month has arrived: ghouls, ghosts, devils, and evil pumpkins will be round every corner by its end. The real scare factor, though, generally isn’t Ross’ Spudnik costume. For many of us, our personal phobias trickle a far greater terror ...


Superstition and spirituality

15th October 2021

Is this the answer to our fears? I have always been a very superstitious person. Wearing wooden jewellery, saluting magpies, and throwing salt over my shoulder are all things that are now second nature to me, but possibly infuriating to others. It’s something I have inherited to an extent from my parents. I wasn’t raised ...