Trained sub editor & PR practitioner; untrained feminist & environmental campaigner.
Isla Aitken: The waters are rising – and so are the children
Isla Aitken (@IslaAitken) looks at government and media reaction to the global school strikes for climate, after attending the 3000 strong protest at the Scottish Parliament today [15 March]
“WHAT about the kids studying for Highers?” the adults said. “We shouldn’t be saying it’s ok to truant.” “It won’t change anything.” “Why don’t they protest on Saturday morning?” “They just want to be on the news.”
Isla Aitken: Why fracking and UGE is a pointless exercise ultimately harming our planet
Environmental campaigner Isla Aitken lays out some of the detail around unconventional gas extraction and fracking
WHEN it comes to unconventional gas extraction, there is the inevitable spin from the frackers and their buddies. And there is perhaps an element of scaremongering from those who are vehemently opposed to the process.
But in between the two extremes, there are some incontestable truths from academics and scientists about the polluting aspects of unconventional gas extraction (UGE).