Lib Dem leader contender Ed Davey defends his climate change record in government: CommonSpace interview
Former Climate Change Secretary and Lib Dem leadership candidate Ed Davey MP spoke to CommonSpace after a leadership hustings in Edinburgh on Saturday [8 June]
ED DAVEY is one of two candidates for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats, a party that has suddenly found a new lease of life through its unambiguous opposition to Brexit.
Judy Wilkinson: Ben Okri, the power of individual actions and Climate Emergency
Allotments campaigner Judy Wilkinson reflects on CommonSpace’s 30 May Forum on Climate Emergency via the poet Ben Okri
AT THE CommonSpace discussion on Thursday I read Ben Okri’s poem that starts: ‘They tell me that the world is rich with terror.’
CS Letters: From words to actions on Climate Emergency
CommonSpace has run a week of coverage on the Climate Emergency from 28-31 May
THANKS to the many contributors to our special week of coverage on turning words into actions on the Climate Emergency. It’s clear that there is a new energy around the issue of climate change that is inspiring people to think and write in a new way about the enormous challenge Scotland and the world faces.
SRM: A climate geoengineering 'distraction', or 'crazy not to take it seriously'?
Mikey Jarrell (@MikeyJarrell), freelance science communicator and writer, examines the tension in the scientific community over SRM, a climate geo-engineering technique which is moving towards the spotlight
THE emerging field of solar radiation management (SRM) suggests an unorthodox solution to climate meltdown, but at an ethical price. While many researchers have said that they wish they weren’t involved, their work could be key to the survival of our ecosystem.
WATCH: The drastic adaptation to climate change we need
CommonSpace spoke to Paul Cockshott, Scottish computer scientist, Marxist economist and a reader at the University of Glasgow, about the drastic ways we need to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and the strategy needed for an economic model that can cope with these changes.
PAUL COCKSHOTT speaks about the main changes: food, fuel, fire and flood.
Robin Mcalpine: Saving ourselves – harder than you think, better than you think
Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine says a future where we successfully tackle the climate emergency can also be one of healthier and happier citizens, but only if we are genuinely willing to embrace change
THERE’S only one step to go before Scotland can be said finally to be taking climate change seriously – we must get past accepting that something has to be done and start to accept what actually has to be done. Only then can we do it.
Ian McCall: The Infrastructure Commission for Scotland and Climate Emergency
Contributing to our week of special coverage on the Climate Emergency, Ian McCall, senior development officer at Paths for All, says the Scottish Government’s new Infrastructure Commission should have walking, cycling and sustainable travel at its heart
From rhetoric to reality: How do we make a Scottish Green Deal happen?
Sean Bell speaks to Mark Ruskell from the Scottish Greens and Craig Dalzell from the Common Weal about what needs to happen for a Green New Deal for Scotland to go from rhetoric to reality
A LITTLE over a month ago, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stood before the STUC conference in Dundee and announced her commitment to a “Scottish green deal”, vowing to deliver a carbon-neutral society that would encompass every community in Scotland.