How to Live Sustainably on the Isle of Arran in 2019

By Simon Ross-Gill Simon Ross-Gill is a graphic designer who grew up on Arran and spent seven years living in Peru. He has worked for Woodside Arran, helped COAST set up the Octopus Centre, volunteered at Eco Savvy’s Whiting Bay shop, has been on the Think About Plastic steering committee and has volunteered at a …

Climate School Strikes Go Global

A global, independent youth movement is gaining momentum – with a UK strike planned for February A report from Campaign Against Climate Change, and news from young Scottish climate activist and conservationist Holly Gillibrand.  .A UK wide student strike has been called on Friday 15th February 2019 to protest against climate inaction, with a global …

Extinction Rebellion – a Report from Carmarthenshire

By Sue Weaver Rebellion in the face of Climate Emergency was declared on 31st October 2018 in Parliament Square, by speakers including George Monbiot, Greta Thunberg and Molly Scott Cato MEP. Two open letters of support were published in the following days, each signed by 100 prominent academics, scientists and public figures, amongst them Rowan …

What a Simple Psychological Test Reveals About Climate Change

If everyone’s success depended on it, would you share—or be selfish? By Dylan Selterman, writing in the National Geographic Magazine, June 2018 I TEACH UNDERGRADUATE psychology courses at the University of Maryland, and my classes draw students with diverse interests. But every one of them perks up when I pose this question: Do you want …

Antarctica Ocean Sanctuary – ‘Not this year’

A report from Sally Campbell on the latest developments concerning the Antartica Ocean Sanctuary A plan to turn a huge tract of pristine Antarctic ocean into the world’s biggest sanctuary has been rejected, throwing the future of one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems into doubt. The 1.8m sq km reserve – five times the …

Media and Climate Change: Why we need a total overhaul

Mike Small, reporting for Bella Caledonia, shares a video from The Listening Post on the Al Jazeera media network, which explores the global phenomenon of the media failure to report and understand the global warming crisis. He says “much of the traditional media just can’t cope with the reality of climate breakdown. It doesn’t know …

Climate Week Scotland

Climate Week Scotland is from 1st to 5th October Climate Week is a national initiative designed to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change. There are lots of great ways to get involved and either host or attend an event. Organisations have run fantastic Climate Week events in past years. These include guided bike …

Heathrow as a Sign of Political Failure and Exercise in Mass Delusion

An article by Mike Small, writing in Bella Caledonia, on the recent vote by MPs in Westminster to expand Heathrow airport, a decision with enormous implications for the government’s commitment to cutting carbon emissions and for the This isn’t really about Boris, who we know is a liar and a hypocrite and a coward. This …

Demand for Green Energy is highest in Scotland

Over two thirds (67%) of Scots would switch to a Green Energy provider if given the chance The majority (72%) of Scots would be happy to pay more for energy if their tariff was renewably sourced However, price remains the priority for 79% of Scottish people Scotland is the UK’s most environmentally conscious region as …