Dear Glasgow COP26 …. John bynorth

Dear Glasgow The eyes of the world will be on your summit for 12 days in November, but the consequences of any decisions taken in Glasgow will last for decades to come. This crucial UN summit is due to take place six years after over 190 governments signed the Paris Agreement. This accord bound signatories into policies to work towards keeping global temperature rises to below … Continue reading Dear Glasgow COP26 …. John bynorth

I don’t understand: A letter to humans by Martha Rowe

When one of you is sick you take them to the hospital or you care, and love them and look after them.  I am sick and you have not done this for me. I have been sick for a long time coming and I’ve shown you for ages. I give and I give and I get nothing back. That’s okay, I love giving. But just … Continue reading I don’t understand: A letter to humans by Martha Rowe

DEAR GLASGOW COP 26 …. NAYSUN ALAE-CAREW

Dear Glasgow We must understand that we are all responsible for one another. It’s not enough to cling to outdated and disproven ideas that if we act in our own self-interest that the world’s problems will fix themselves. We don’t feel the impact of our individual actions when we buy a diesel-hungry car, eat that bit of steak or buy single-use plastics. The impact is … Continue reading DEAR GLASGOW COP 26 …. NAYSUN ALAE-CAREW

DEAR GLASGOW COP26 …. DEREK MacDONALD

Dear Glasgow Calls for action on tackling climate change tends to focus on the active – commuting, how we travel, what cars we use, what carbon footprint we leave. But what type of homes we live in and whether they help or hinder our efforts to reach net-zero carbon emissions receive much less attention and debate. That is why COP26 must devote as much time … Continue reading DEAR GLASGOW COP26 …. DEREK MacDONALD

DEAR GLASGOW COP26 – CHARLES QUINN

Dear Glasgow It is safe to say rather a lot has happened in the 12 months since it was announced you’d be hosting COP26. When the climate summit does eventually take place, it will be in a world irrevocably altered and a global economy dramatically reshaped by COVID-19. While the pandemic has battered the international marketplace, not all of its effects have been negative. The … Continue reading DEAR GLASGOW COP26 – CHARLES QUINN

DEAR GLASGOW COP26 …. NEIL KITCHING

Dear Glasgow I live in Dunblane, Scotland and published my first book – Carbon Choices on the solutions to climate change in 2020. I have been aware of the serious implications of climate change for 30 years, ever since studying geography and glaciers as a geography student.  I made a mid-career change from accountant to sustainable development and now work as an Energy Specialist.  However, I was still frustrated … Continue reading DEAR GLASGOW COP26 …. NEIL KITCHING

DEAR GLASGOW COP26 …. ZARA JANJUA

Dear Glasgow We know the Earth’s recovery is achievable but unless we implement legal and financial measures for businesses, their operations are unlikely to harmonise with environmental goals. We need to see a serious shift from purely profit-driven models, to businesses that inspire positive impact and change, and that are financially incentivised to do so.  Zara Janjua, London Zara Janjua is an award-winning TV, Radio & Podcast … Continue reading DEAR GLASGOW COP26 …. ZARA JANJUA

Scotland’s Climate Assembly offer ambition

Scotland’s Climate Assembly published their Statement of Ambition, written and approved by the members themselves, as a blue print of how the country could adapt to tackle climate change. The body brought together people from all walks of life, from across Scotland, to learn about and discuss how society can tackle the world’s biggest challenge. It is under the spotlight again as COP26 begins and … Continue reading Scotland’s Climate Assembly offer ambition

The climate emergency demands definite answers

The row over the proposed go-ahead for the Cambo oil and gas field off Shetland has gathered pace this week as Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has come under pressure from the environmental sector to take a stand against it, while pressured by business leaders and the right to put the economy first. Continue reading The climate emergency demands definite answers

Rainbows & unicorns: How Scotland’s Just Transition is making waves for climate

The Rainbow Warrior enchants even lying still in the water. The famous emblem bursting to life in a blaze of colour, 55m masts towering above. A lick of green paint might be needed to cover the corrosion here and there. But framed against the silvery Scottish skies in Leith it remains a symbol of hope, of defiance, of a group that knows how to win. … Continue reading Rainbows & unicorns: How Scotland’s Just Transition is making waves for climate

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Tributes paid to Paul Wheelhouse after former Energy Minister misses out on Holyrood return

Both the renewables and oil and gas industries have paid warm tribute to the former MSP Paul Wheelhouse after he lost his seat in the Scottish elections. Mr Wheelhouse was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2011 and became the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands in 2018 and credited with much of the progress made within the sector since then. But he was … Continue reading Tributes paid to Paul Wheelhouse after former Energy Minister misses out on Holyrood return

Scottish Renewables hail Orbital O2 as worthy of ‘global attention’ over net-zero future push

Scotland’s renewables trade body have described the launched of the world’s most powerful tidal turbine as a ‘beacon’ of energy innovation. Scottish Renewables also insisted the technological achievement was worth of global recognition, not least as world leaders gathered virtually for a climate summit arranged by US President Joe Biden. There he pledged the US would more than half its carbon emissions by 2030 while … Continue reading Scottish Renewables hail Orbital O2 as worthy of ‘global attention’ over net-zero future push

Warming Oceans Are Making the Climate Crisis Significantly Worse

By Harold R. Wanless The climate emergency is bigger than many experts, elected officials, and activists realise. Humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions have overheated the Earth’s atmosphere, unleashing punishing heat waves, hurricanes, and other extreme weather—that much is widely understood. The larger problem is that the overheated atmosphere has in turn overheated the oceans, assuring a catastrophic amount of future sea level rise. As oceans heat … Continue reading Warming Oceans Are Making the Climate Crisis Significantly Worse

Unions welcome 290 wind jobs at former BiFab yard amid calls for new ‘industrial plan’

Maybe, just maybe, it could be the start of something more strategic for Scotland than first glance would suggest. But whatever follows, the news that nearly 300 jobs are to be created at Harland and Wolff’s newly acquired Methil facilities have been greeted warmly. Not least as the new owners talk of the importance of geography and hopes of more to come. For the GMB … Continue reading Unions welcome 290 wind jobs at former BiFab yard amid calls for new ‘industrial plan’