Beyond the Noise: Class conflict, climate and Just Transition

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 outrage-driven social media news circus and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

THIS week, Jamieson is joined by Chris Silver, Scottish writer who is working with DesmogUK to produce a survey of Scottish attitudes to climate change and 'Just Transition' - the idea that the move to sustainable economy and society must not hurt ordinary people.

Among other matters they discuss:

- 1:14 What is a 'Just Transition' and how does it relate to Scotland's economy and society?

- 8:27 Many Scots are rightly annoyed that the discovery of natural resources in Scotland wasn't used to the people's benefit - but is this the norm for energy production and use under capitalism?

- 21:40 Why Grangemouth and Jim Ratcliff represent the power of the energy industry over Scotland.

- 28:30 What do the 'Yellow Vests' movement in France tell us about the nature of class conflict under the pressure of climate crisis?

Picture: Lorna Miller