Tomorrow marks 100 days until the start of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. It is due to take place in November having been pushed back a year, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Scientists worldwide have posited that February 2022, the scheduled release date of the report, may be too late to take the urgent action necessary to stop climate catastrophe. Research by the IPCC is often foundational for international meetings regarding climate change, yet even with the imperative nature of the topic, no measures are being taken to publish the report any sooner.
After orchestrating an occupation of the Science Museum in London, a band of activists were threatened with arrest last night (Saturday 19 June 2021), but have affirmed that they’ll continue their action today. Due to the museum’s decision to receive sponsorship from fossil fuel giant Shell, the London branch of the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) coordinated the protest.
As the globe braces for a considerable emphasis on environmental issues at the G7 summit, Britain’s 100 richest families are being asked to give £1 billion over the next five years to deal with the climate disaster and stop the devastation of the natural world. In order to avert imminent catastrophes that would endanger all their other philanthropic endeavours, each of the 100 wealthiest families in Britain, and the 100 largest charitable foundations, have received a letter requesting that they make the climate and biodiversity disasters a target of their supposed charitable efforts.
Following a snap election earlier this month, Greenland’s Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) party has announced the formation of a new coalition government, vowing to block the mining of rare-earth minerals.
William Morrison discusses the efforts of China to tackle the legacy of environmental pollution domestically while also providing a determined example in the international fight against global warming.
Peter Stoddart reviews David Attenborough’s latest Netflix special which, while poignant, fails to deliver answers.
Josh Morris responds to Veganism and the Revolution and makes the case for an environmentally sustainable future for food production which includes animal rearing.
David Swanson argues that veganism has been given a bad rap on the left and that the movement could be a key contributor in the fight to save the planet – and change society.
The effects of climate change remain a common discussion point in today’s society, as all forms of broadcasting continually highlight that we must be mindful that our current routines are ruining the planet as we know it. This is something the left should celebrate; forcing climate change deniers to retreat into sectarian cluster groups that bear little relevance or influence upon society is a victory that should not be taken lightly and positively celebrated.