Climate crisis



Cabaret for climate awareness: inside Ben and Jerry’s night of activism

24th September 2021

The world-famous ice cream company hosted a lively gig at St Luke’s in Glasgow to raise awareness of the climate crisis. A smoky room with a drinks bar at one corner and a free ice cream stall at the other, the Ben and Jerry’s climate awareness cabaret was already off to a solid start. With ...


Eco-ableism and the climate crisis

22nd September 2021

How important is it to include disabled people in discussions around the climate crisis? With COP26 coming to Glasgow in November, the Scottish Government has announced the creation of the First Minister’s Environmental Council, a group of world-leading scientists and climate professionals established to advise the government on environmental issues. As was noted by Nicola ...


We need to stop the climate crisis

8th March 2021

No country is doing enough. I am sure we have all been enjoying the latest snowfall: sledging in Kelvingrove, building igloos in your back garden, or being able to wear the salopettes you were wanting to whip out on the cancelled ski trip. But as we continue to see global temperatures rise, snow days could ...


Edible bags saving Japan’s deer

17th December 2020

Plastics can be detrimental to wildlife, but a Japanese entrepreneur may have found a solution. Deer in Japan are held to high regard. Shinto beliefs suggest that they are messengers of the gods, and due to their religious status there are multiple areas in Japan where they are free to roam. You can find them ...


COP26 sponsors condemned by social justice groups

7th December 2020

Government announced sponsors include companies linked to fossil fuel polluting activities. Social justice groups have slammed the UK government over the newly announced sponsors for COP26, which takes place in Glasgow next year. The newly announced sponsors include two of the “big six” energy firms SSE and Scottish Power, the National Grid (owned by both ...


Mr. Red Sky, please tell us why

16th October 2020

Rebecca Scott shares the story behind the nightmarish red skies that should keep us awake at night. Social media has recently been inundated with pictures of San Francisco under a nightmarish red sky. These sensational images come as a result of extensive wildfires burning across the west coast of the US, with fires having thus ...


Extinction Rebellion: class dismissed?

14th October 2020

This is the second installment of Kristy Leeds’ climate crisis series, where she seeks to challenge the norms and practices of climate emergency activism. This time, she examines the lack of consideration for the working-class in Extinction Rebellion’s activism.  Since the formation of the global environmental pressure group, Extinction Rebellion has been the public face ...


How to be a sustainable student

15th September 2020

Elena Adams shares her top tips and tricks on becoming a sustainable student in this era of climate emergency. The climate emergency is one of the many big issues that our generation currently faces and something that we, as a society, have a responsibility to try and fix for future generations. So what can you, ...


Our house is on fire: students aren’t doing enough to combat the climate crisis

28th August 2020

Students aren’t doing enough. No one is. We need radical change now, before it’s too late. Behind the somewhat abrupt headline is the key message: we need to scrap the idea that students are environmental guardian angels. If we really want to help this planet and have a future on it, we must critique our ...