Opinion

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Opinion: Scotland Needs to Establish New National Parks in order to Protect and Restore Nature

A new consultation published by the Scottish Government is encouraging individuals to share their thoughts on the creation of Scotland’s first new National Park in almost 20 years. The last National Park to be officially established in Scotland was Cairngorms in 2003, which is the largest National Park in the UK, covering roughly 4,528-kilometre squares… Continue reading Opinion: Scotland Needs to Establish New National Parks in order to Protect and Restore Nature

Yorkhill Green Spaces, Winner of Various Awards in the Green Environment Field

A group of volunteers have been striving for several years at Yorkhill Green Spaces, and the result was the winner of 1st prize in the Nature Scot Pollinator Friendly Award as well as the Green Flag Award for Overnewton Park. Fiona MacLeod, Chair of Yorkhill Green Spaces, tells the story of this park. Continue reading Yorkhill Green Spaces, Winner of Various Awards in the Green Environment Field

Could Scotland’s Carbon Offsetting Measures Actually Be Hurting the Environment?

By Andy MacKay 11th May 2022 Planting trees has become the newest environmental craze among big businesses that want to do their bit for the planet – or at least to be seen to be doing their bit – but are such fads in danger of causing more problems than they solve? Many businesses around… Continue reading Could Scotland’s Carbon Offsetting Measures Actually Be Hurting the Environment?

OPINION: Vegan Junk Food is an All-New Environmentally Friendly Nutritional Nightmare

The ideological clash that has occurred between meat eaters and vegans has bubbled away for years, recently gaining traction as climate crisis contributors become more prescient in all our minds. This disparity has led to some interesting developments in the food industry, who have opened new avenues for climate conscious-eaters to explore. Continue reading OPINION: Vegan Junk Food is an All-New Environmentally Friendly Nutritional Nightmare

Opinion: The SNP’s Rather Dull Approach to Solar Energy.

Solar panels have been named one of the key routes to reach net zero carbon emissions in Scotland, so why is there not more push for further solar installation?  Back in 2016, the Scottish Government introduced new building standards that required that new build homes must include energy saving measures such as solar panels. This… Continue reading Opinion: The SNP’s Rather Dull Approach to Solar Energy.

Nuclear Energy: The Climate Hero Nobody Wants, But The Hero We All Need

By Cameron Macpherson As fuel costs soar and the climate emergency heightens, alternatives to fossil fuels are desperately needed. Nuclear energy may still have a ‘dirty’ past, but it guarantees an enormous capacity of clean, reliable energy – which is needed to stop our addiction to oil.  First of all a shout out to renewables.… Continue reading Nuclear Energy: The Climate Hero Nobody Wants, But The Hero We All Need

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Opinion: The British Scramble for Oil and Gas Reeks of Climate Change Hypocrisy.

Amid threats from Putin, the UK government plans to increase oil and gas extraction in Northern Scotland to compensate for rocketing prices and a potential cut off from Russian supply, a decision i think holds more devastation than the optimistic outcome they had envisioned. The North Sea is renowned for its oil production, with over… Continue reading Opinion: The British Scramble for Oil and Gas Reeks of Climate Change Hypocrisy.

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Opinion: The Ukraine Invasion is Causing an Environmental Crisis

The Russian invasion on Ukraine is causing ground, air, and water pollution that is incredibly detrimental to our environment and will leave the Ukrainians suffering long after the conflict concludes. On Friday, the 4th of March, over 1,000 organisations released an open letter showing their solidarity with Ukraine and expressing their concern over the conflict’s… Continue reading Opinion: The Ukraine Invasion is Causing an Environmental Crisis

Is Organic Food Worth It?

By Daniel Connolly 15 March 2022 Organic food has now become mainstream. From once being a ploy marketed to “tree-hugging consumers wishing to pay extra” (Zelman, 2017), to now being heavily endorsed by supermarket giants to the environmentally conscious, organic food and the industry itself has been transformed over the last decade (Brassley, 2022).  In… Continue reading Is Organic Food Worth It?

 ‘A road not taken’ – The US President who predicted climate change

by Cameron Macpherson With the wheels of the climate emergency spiraling out of control. As world leaders scramble to meet the target global warming temperature of 1.5 degrees, agreed at the 2015 Paris climate summit. Year upon year, there’s an increase in natural disasters caused by climate change. Perpetual wildfires in California and Australia. Cyclones… Continue reading  ‘A road not taken’ – The US President who predicted climate change

Opinion: ‘A road not taken’ – The US President who predicted climate change

by Cameron Macpherson With the wheels of the climate emergency spiraling out of control. As world leaders scramble to meet the target global warming temperature of 1.5 degrees, agreed at the 2015 Paris climate summit. Year upon year, there’s an increase in natural disasters caused by climate change. Perpetual wildfires in California and Australia. Cyclones… Continue reading Opinion: ‘A road not taken’ – The US President who predicted climate change