Fossil fuel industry spills money and power in year of tumult
When a ship is plain sailing, it’s hard to knock it off course. That’s been the conundrum for us rubber-dinghied climate activists for decades now as we try our best to push the supertanker that is the global economy towards sustainability. But in 2020 the ship hit the rocks – and hard. As the keel […]
How to divest a nation from fossil fuels
Scotland as a nation is still heavily invested in the companies most responsible for climate change. To get a glimpse of how we might turn this situation around we need only look across the Irish Sea. The Republic of Ireland’s world-beating divestment policy provides a fantastic example for Scotland to follow as it moves to […]
The truth behind Shell’s big story
When it comes to Shell and the climate, we should be very wary. As major UN talks on climate change begin in Poland, UK-based oil company Shell have made a big announcement, and if you care about climate change, it’s worth getting to grips with.
Royal Bank of Scotland: 10 years of climate campaigning
Creativity and crises over the last 10 years of the publicly-owned polluter. “Make It Happen” was an RBS slogan that meant far more than they intended. In the mid-2000s activists had spent years of fighting oil spills, pipelines and mega coal mines and the damage they cause. When they began to look deeper into how […]