Tag: foes

  • Fossil fuel industry spills money and power in year of tumult

    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

    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

    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

    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…