Climate crisis



How difficult are the little things, really?

4th May 2022

We know what we can do for the climate, so why aren’t we doing it? We can reduce our personal environmental impact in many ways. These little changes, when built up, do contribute to climate action. They show companies that consumers are serious about the climate crisis, and they demonstrate our priorities to Governments. However, ...


Scotland’s nature is burning, and there’s nothing we can do about it

21st April 2022

Tristan Rees describes how the increase in wildfires across Scotland is indicative of how we are ignoring the devastating effects of the climate crisis. In March, Gruinard Island in Wester Ross was enveloped by flames. Once used for anthrax testing by the military in the 1940s, the island was declared anthrax free in 1987. There ...


Coronavirus, climate crisis, and cognitive decline: Happy New Year!

5th February 2022

At a time of year reserved for new beginnings, Editor-in-Chief Hailie Pentleton reflects on the personal and collective hopelessness many of us were infected with throughout 2021. In the hour before the bells conjured up a clean slate, a friend suggested that we all shared our favourite moments of 2021 with one another. I felt ...


Activism and the climate crisis: what role does theatre play?

18th December 2021

Theatre has been an influential element during COP26 that deserves more recognition. Theatre has long been a pioneer in driving social and political messages to audiences. Like any medium that takes on the role of storytelling, creating and telling stories that inspire us to take action towards justice is integral to theatre – and the ...


COP diaries: day ten

4th December 2021

Tuesday 9 November The pressure was ramping up by this point. It was Tuesday of the second week, and this time, on approaching the conference entrance, there were masses of protestors by the gates waving colourful banners happily in front of police officers. A bright yellow banner proclaiming “Indigenous Land Rights = Climate Justice” was ...


COP diaries: day nine

23rd November 2021

Monday 8 November I’d heard rumours that Obama was to be making an appearance; rumours that had started circulating over the weekend but which had so far come to nothing. I did as always and scrolled through the Daily Programme posted by the UN at the start of each morning. Was there anything about him ...


COP diaries: day seven and eight

23rd November 2021

Saturday 6 November Day seven was pretty nondescript. It was a cold, rainy Saturday and whilst I had been contemplating joining the rest of the team out at the Global Day of Climate Action march, the weather was more than enough to put me off. But, despite having a perfectly fine desk in a perfectly ...


How can Indigenous knowledge help us fight the climate crisis?

20th November 2021

Writer Rebecca Brimble discusses the importance of Indigenous knowledge in guiding decisions made following COP26. The preservation and use of Inuit Indigenous knowledge (Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit or ‘IQ’) is essential for effective, efficient, and just implementation of the Paris Agreement. Following COP26, it is imperative that world leaders adopt an indigenised approach to climate change law....


We’re fighting the same fight: collectivism in the climate crisis

13th November 2021

Views Columnist Jeevan Farthing reviews Friends of the Earth’s pop-up exhibition, which draws on similarities between the effects of the climate crisis everywhere, but which also depict’s the strength of humanity’s ever-guiding light: hope. Living 10 minutes away from COP26 hasn’t fostered my engagement with it. The plethora of bollards, railings and police motorbikes physicall...


What’s so significant about the language of the draft deal?

13th November 2021

Since Wednesday 10 November, there have been a number of updated versions the COP26 draft deal produced as the conference heads towards making its final announcement. With each update comes subtle changes in phrasing, that hint towards more larger changes in meaning. From phasing out of coal to “unabated” coal, to the reduction of “inefficient” ...