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UofG’s very own climate activist: In conversation with Dana Ahmed

15th February 2024

Law and Politics student Dana Ahmed has set up two charities to combat climate change. On the coast of Abu Dhabi, a fourteen year old girl speaks to the sea, unburdening herself about her school bullies. The sea provides a listening ear. Dana Ahmed is now a young climate activist, in her second year studying ...


Are young people really denying the climate crisis?

15th February 2024

There is a new type of climate denial epidemic emerging in our generation: why do people continue to deny the facts? The Centre for Countering Digital Hate’s report last month declared that a third of UK teenagers believe climate change to be exaggerated, sparking concerns over the hardiness of climate denial to withstand another generation. ...


Why are we not voting to save the planet?

28th January 2024

As the General Election looms, it appears the economy is more important to voters than the environment, despite the urgency of the climate crisis. 2023 was confirmed to be the world’s hottest year on record, with a streak of 116 days breaking daily records for global air temperatures. With a General Election imminent within the ...


Greenwashing: What it is and how to avoid it

11th January 2024

Companies pretend to be green to gain your custom; how to recognise this and be the most sustainable consumer you can be.  In 2018, Starbucks introduced the “sippable” lid, which, with its new mouthpiece, promised to make plastic straws a thing of the past. What seemed to be a triumph of environmentalism was found to ...


A Plant-Based University

11th January 2024

Credit: @plantbasedunisglasgow via Instagram...


“Climate change can be solved”: Gordon Brown’s hopeful approach to the environment 

11th October 2023

According to a discussion with Gordon Brown and Michael Spence which took place at the University, the climate emergency is solvable, as long as we work together.  On Friday 29 September, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, along with economist Michael Spence, spoke at the University of Glasgow, to promote their new book: Permacrisis: A Plan ...


Sustainability tips for students that won’t break the bank

11th October 2023

Sustainability can seem expensive and out-of-reach, especially for young people – here are some easy and cheap swaps to help the planet.  The environment is perhaps more important to us than ever before – according to Young Minds, 87% of young people worry about climate change. While the environment often seems like a hopeless situation, ...


Rising Waters and Failed Leadership: The Tragedy of Derna

11th October 2023

With Storm Daniel taking Derna, Libya in its destructive path, what role do both climate change and post-Gaddafi government incompetence play? 2023, a year that will be remembered for its notorious natural disasters. From earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, to wildfires in Hawaii and North America, and more recently the earthquake in Morocco and flooding ...