Escalation: Where next for the climate action movement?
All social movements face major strategic debates, but few so urgently as today’s climate action movement – David Jamieson speaks to climate activists and academics about where next for the movement
THE international climate movement has come a long way in a very short time.
Consciousness about the destruction modern industry has wrought on the planet through global warming and wider environmental destruction has been growing for decades – often the thankless burden born by isolated scientists and marginalised political radicals.
Beyond the Noise: Climate emergency, media and the culture war
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
IN THIS week's podcast Jamieson is joined by Dr Catherine Happer, a sociology lecturer at Glasgow University and expert on the relationship between the media and communications and the environmental movement.
‘Act as if this truth is real’: Climate change campaigners respond to First Minister’s declaration of a climate emergency
Scottish Greens: “Actions speak louder than words, cutting aviation tax and lobbying for huge tax breaks for oil and gas exploration is not the climate leadership the world needs.”
Eva Schonveld: Scotland needs a Citizens' Assembly on the climate crisis
Eva Schonveld, Extinction Rebellion Scotland activist and campaign coordinator for a Climate Citizens’ Assembly, says that if the Scottish Government can hold a Citizens’ Assembly on the constitution, it can also hold one on the climate and ecological crisis
Climate activists disrupt FMQs with call for a citizen’s assembly
Members of Extinction Rebellion Scotland interrupted today’s First Minister’s Questions by calling on Nicola Sturgeon to “establish a citizen’s assembly to address the climate emergency”
- Unfurling of protest banner calling for action from the First Minister sees parliamentary proceedings suspended and the livestream cut
- Extinction Rebellion activists win support from Green MSP Ross Greer, following defeat of Green motion arguing for a climate emergency to be declared