'We need to stand up': The Scottish kids taking part in historic global school strikes
Children across Europe and the world are taking part in school strikes to highlight the threat to their generation from climate catastrophe
SCOTTISH school students will take part in an international wave of strikes on Friday [15 February] demanding action from politicians to stop the destruction of the environment and tackle global warming.
Primary and secondary school pupils will participate in the strike, which will involve leaving classes for an hour to protest outside their schools.
Analysis: Attenborough's Davos environmentalism blames humanity and spares the system
The Davos elite think that humanity is to blame for climate crisis, and capitalism is the cure, David Jamieson finds
A MEETING of the international capitalist elite in the Davos ski resort in Switzerland has put discussion of the the looming climate crisis top of its agenda.
But a speech by British broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough at the summit (21 January) showed that the elite may be adopting radical environmental thought and twisting it to misdirect blame at the mass of the global population.
Activists spot opportunity for radical climate agenda as data shows public concern on the rise
New data shows significant rise in concern over climate change among Scots
ACTIVISTS have called for radical changes that go beyond the "market" organisation of our economic system, as new data reveals rising fears over climate change in Scotland.
The Scottish Household Survey revealed trends from 2013 to 2017 showing that all sections of Scottish society are increasingly worried that climate change has become an "immediate and urgent problem" requiring action, rising from 46 per cent to 61 per cent.
Analysis: As the horror of climate change begins to surface, can we stop sleepwalking into oblivion?
Effectively combating climate change is only possible by recognising that we are already in the midst of a global catastrophe
CLIMATE CHANGE, for those who believe that scientists know something about science, traversed from theory to reality before any of us were born. That the Earth was capable of vast climactic shifts was recognised as early as the late 18th century; a hundred years later, the unwitting (or uncaring) role which humanity’s influence played in such environmental upheavals was first posited.
Glasgow Goes Green: Festival with a conscience returns to the city
Environment-focussed festival to encourage greener living
STUDENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL Officers from Glasgow’s four universities are joining forces on 16 February to bring a packed day of activities, exhibitions and celebration to the Glasgow Art School, aimed at encouraging people to be conscious consumers.
The Glasgow Goes Green festival centres round the theme ‘Love Local Life’, and will bring together eco-friendly groups and enterprises to share knowledge on how people can change their consumption patterns.
Bernie Sanders congratulates Scotland for fracking ban
The former presidential candidate called the Scottish Government’s ban on fracking “a significant step”
BERNIE SANDERS, the US senator and former opponent of Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic candidacy for president, has congratulated Scotland for its ban on fracking.
Sanders has repeatedly called for a national ban on fracking in the United States.
Thinktank smashes the economic case for fracking in new report
Report outlines economic pain that would occur if fracking went ahead in Scotland
FRACKING could cause long term damage to Scotland’s local economies according to the leftwing thinktank Common Weal which has recently released a report detailing the negative economic effect of fracking.
How the Standing Rock protest movement defeated the US state and big oil
People power provides an alternative in the year of the rise of rightwing movements
NATIVE AMERICAN protestors at Standing Rock in North Dakota have defeated plans to build an oil pipeline through their home territories.
The stunning victory is the outcome of months of mass mobilisation, which has seen protesters stand firm against violent police repression and outpourings of solidarity from around the world.
CommonSpace takes a look at how events unfolded.
How did the protests start?