Category: Current Affairs

  • A World Without Russian Oil

    A World Without Russian Oil

    Why must it take a political disaster for governments to take environmental action? Is climate change not enough of a concern on its own, must there be a strategic imperative? With conflict over fossil fuels a by-product of the war in Ukraine, how will countries across the world respond to the need to look for alternative energy sources?

  • COP26: A Political Gimmick to Fool the World?

    COP26: A Political Gimmick to Fool the World?

    By Liya Thomas COP 26 had a heavyweight to carry. All eyes were glued to see how the United Kingdom (UK), the self-proclaimed climate leader, would host the much anticipated ‘stocktaking’ COP26. Many (especially from the developing economies) would agree that COP26 was riddled with problems. Though the aim was to make it the “most […]

  • Racist vegans: mass resignation at the top of The Vegan Society

    Racist vegans: mass resignation at the top of The Vegan Society

    By Joseph Conway, Opinion A scandal has rocked The Vegan Society this week, as 6 members of the society resigned amidst allegations of racial abuse and bullying. Eshe Kiara Zuri, the now ex-vice chair, described it in their resignation letter as “2 years of abuse, racism and oppressive shit,” after some members made them a […]

  • Germany’s Floods: a crisis within a crisis within a crisis

    Germany’s Floods: a crisis within a crisis within a crisis

    By Hanna Vogt. Whilst our day to day lives during the pandemic are still not what they used to be, Germany was shocked in mid-July by record breaking flooding. Resulting in 170 deaths and counting, with hundreds of people still missing. The floods have destroyed properties and infrastructure, as places hit by the floods have […]

  • HS2: England’s Front Line Against Ecological Collapse

    HS2: England’s Front Line Against Ecological Collapse

    By Joseph Conway, Opinion HS2 is fast becoming the epicentre of the climate crisis within England. With a huge, concerted effort from activists to block its route and cancel it entirely comes a larger, evermore violent effort to end this resistance by HS2, bailiffs, and the police. Between these three forces, the fight against climate […]

  • Truth or fiction: Is mining bitcoin a ticking time bomb for the climate?

    Truth or fiction: Is mining bitcoin a ticking time bomb for the climate?

    By Jennifer Sizeland While many of us may consider the carbon footprint of buying a physical item like a jumper or a toaster, it is truly mind boggling to think about the environmental impact of time spent online. This may be why the huge carbon footprints of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are going largely under the […]

  • Goodbye Orange… Hello Green?

    Goodbye Orange… Hello Green?

    By Abbie McGrath January 20th saw a huge, collective sigh of relief across the globe. Trump was finally out, the transition of power went surprisingly smoothly and Biden’s inaugural address spoke of unity and the victory of democracy. For the rest of his first day in office, the new President would tackle a towering stack […]

  • Climate Change: A Sisyphean Task?

    Climate Change: A Sisyphean Task?

    By Toryn Whitehead Climate change is a diverse problem full of deep uncertainty. Freak weather events will become more frequent and severe, resulting in immense human suffering and the ecological genocide of our planet. In an effort to combat this threat, the Paris Agreement was signed in 2016. Every nation on earth committed to carbon […]