Science



How to save the world, one step at a time

12th December 2021

Four simple ways that everyone can and should live in order to stop the destruction of the planet. As thousands of politicians and climate activists gather in Glasgow this month to debate the future of our planet, UofG students may feel a hopeless sense of climate despair. To lift our spirits, The Glasgow Guardian has ...


Are targets being achieved?

12th November 2021

The COP26 draft deal has been revised since its first publication on Wednesday. What is the newest announcement, and what are we still needing from the final announcement? The mainstay topics of the climate conference have included “adaptation, negotiation, and finance”, as reinforced by Boris Johnson in his recent press conference at COP26. In this ...


Finance ministers mobilise funding for large-scale climate action

8th November 2021

Monetary pledges have been made at COP26 to help limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In their day of meetings at COP26 finance ministers and international finance institutions across the globe have made an agreement to make funds available for large-scale climate action in recognition that monetary pledges are critical in order to ...


World leaders make commitment to end deforestation by 2030

4th November 2021

The first major deal was struck at the COP26 climate summit on Tuesday morning as more than 100 world leaders have made a promise to end and reverse the effects of deforestation by 2030. The deforestation commitment includes almost £14bn of private and public funds to tackle human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Almost a quarter of greenhouse ...


What does the pledge about methane mean?

4th November 2021

Writer Kaitlyn Whitsitt discusses the methane pledge at COP26, its problems, and the importance of reducing global emissions of this less-talked-about greenhouse gas. On 18 September, the European Commission published a press release announcing the Global Methane Pledge, which was presented at the Major Economies Forum the day before. At that date, the plan surrounding ...


Manifesto Analysis: SRC Postgraduate Convenor for Science and Engineering

13th October 2021

Three students are running for the role of Postgraduate Convenor for the College of Science and Engineering in the SRC autumn elections for which voting commences on 14 October. Deputy News Editor Ollie Rudden reports. Arundhathi Pushpagaran Arundhathi describes herself as a “friendly and easy-going” person who enjoys meeting new people and one who will ...


College of Social Science students want online exams and in-person seminars survey finds

11th October 2021

The survey results for a study looking at students’ responses to online learning during the 2020/21 academic session have been published this month, showing a consensus within the student body what changes should stay. The College of Social Science (CoSS) conducted a survey of 2700 respondents focusing on student experience during the last academic year, ...


Demystifying the UN climate report

21st September 2021

The UN issues its latest report outlining the severity of climate change and the implications on the whole of humanity. On the morning of Sunday 8th August, flooded villages and jet setting holiday-makers alike awoke to gut-wrenching news: the UN had issued its latest and most drastic findings on climate change. The report outlined an ...


Climate, Covid, and Christianity

21st September 2021

One writer’s perspective on the age-old debate. Moving to university is one of the biggest single events in most students’ lives. It is a time for discovering new ideas and learning about yourself and how your value system operates. With an estimated 66% of practising Christians leaving their faith for a year or more between ...


Banning politics from social media

23rd April 2021

Following the ban of Donald Trump from Twitter and the Myanmar Military from Facebook, should we be questioning how much power social media sites have over politics? In February 2021, Facebook banned the Myanmar military, the Tatmadaw, from Facebook. The censoring followed the capture of Myanmar by its military on 1 February which has resulted ...