Climate Change, Renewables and War

The shift to renewable energy is speeding up, because wars have unintended consequences. Russia’s war in Ukraine is speeding up the global energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables. This is good news for the climate, nature and indeed for us all. Even North Ayrshire Council is introducing more car electric charging points, encouraging insulation …

Holocaust Memorial Day, ‘Ordinary People’, and Climate Change

By Alan Bellamy, former editor of the Voice for Arran Holocaust Memorial Day just took place on the 27th of January and is when we remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. In the words of the Holocaust …

Urgent vision and strategy needed

Our world needs continuity beyond Parliamentary 5 year terms A report by Sally Campbell Recent politics in the UK lack a long-term plan for the 4 nations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Whilst the world goes to pot, we watch, grumble and feel frustrated. From ferries to health, from Ukraine to the Amazon rainforests, …

News from COP27 and the Environment

By Sally Campbell. Featured image shows the Arran March for Climate Justice on 12th November 2022 COP27 overshadowed by Lack of Ambition ‘No credible pathway’ There is “no credible pathway” to keep the rise in global temperatures below the key mark of 1.5 degrees, according to a new UN report, which also found that progress …

COP27 and the state of the world 2022

UN climate summit in Egypt scheduled to start on November 6. A piece by Sally Campbell. We now have the science to clearly show the planet is warming, resulting in bigger and longer lasting droughts and sudden raging storms and flooding, both of which we are reading about even today. So, what does that mean …

Long-termism for the planet…

….and the contrast with UK Government and Corporate Behaviour By Sally Campbell When I read the daily updates on the world, I get depressed and especially now with the advocates in the UK of a free market, massive oil, and gas expansion, to include fracking; the Government is threatening a bonfire of important environmental regulation; …

Climate Fringe Festival launches

In the run up to COP26, during September, a Climate Fringe Festival became the focus for hundreds of climate based events which were being organised across Scotland. Mirroring Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe, an amazingly eclectic mix of events, performances and climate actions were promoted through the Climate Fringe website. The Climate Fringe Festival is happening again …

Climate Change Message in a Bottle

Climate Change Message in a Bottle is a project based at Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) which has been encouraging young islanders across Scotland to think creatively about their carbon neutral island futures. Through the project, primary and secondary school pupils across the islands have been producing artwork and stories to represent …

Who will make the change?

By Sally Campbell. Featured image credit: Greenpeace. “We know first hand, the power of the people when we organise. None of us, nor can our children, nor can our grandchildren, escape the effects of the climate catastrophe. Let us join together with all who are affected deeply and move the dial towards peace.” Roshi Joan …

Earth Hour 2022

Switch off your lights for Earth Hour – 26th March 8.30pm, local time Every year, at 8:30 pm on the last Saturday of March, millions of people across the world show their support for our planet, raising awareness of nature loss and climate change – the two biggest threats facing our one home. Started by …