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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 ...


International Spotlight: Guinea

25th September 2021

What’s happening in Guinea? Charlotte Christian discusses the latest upheaval in Guinea and the legacy of French colonialism in the country. On the 5th of September, shooting echoed around the presidential palace of Guinea, a resource-rich coastal nation in West Africa. The military overthrew President Alpha Condé – a reaction to his government’s corruption, creeping ...


Thought Experiment: A Celtic Union

25th September 2021

Imagine a world where Scotland and Ireland united… As someone who’s from Northern Ireland, but grew up in Scotland, the concept of a Celtic Union has never been too far from my mind. Throughout debates surrounding both Scottish Independence and a United Ireland, I have generally sat on the fence. I was born to a ...