Tag : Climate change

One sixth of species snuffed out by 2100

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There have been 5 major extinctions in Earth’s history so far; each one has eliminated a huge number of species, taking millions of years to recover. The potential repercussions of recent predictions – that a sixth of species could be extinct by 2100 – are still not fully understood scientifically, … Read More

400PPM Carbon Dioxide and no turning back

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As of this September, we will never see CO2 levels drop below 400 parts per million. In a world where many won’t believe, or simply choose to ignore, the existence of climate change; we have reached a point considered by some scientists to be a particularly dark and damning milestone. … Read More

The Future of the Summer Olympics: Too Hot to Handle

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This summer, no matter where you went or what you found yourself doing, you’d have been hard pressed to miss the plethora of sporting prowess that we have been treated to. No more so than with the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, which proved to be Britain’s most successful … Read More

The Green Age – where are we now and where are we going?

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Introduction Visit any major city and you will be greeted with people going about their daily lives and routines. They’ll be walking, running and using transport to take them to their destination, through a sea of other people trying to get to their destination themselves. Where are they going? Where … Read More

Is Climate Change the Forgotten Factor in the Syrian War?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Climate change is one of the factors that is shaping this world and can still have many unrealised effects on the planet, resulting in more widespread impact in human lives than originally thought. The effect of climate change in already volatile areas such as the Middle East and in countries … Read More

What Does it Mean to be ‘Green’?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Following the Climate Change march this weekend in Leeds town centre and this week’s COP21 talks in Paris of leaders from around the world about global warming, The Gryphon explores the issue of climate change, what it means to be ‘green’, and the action that needs to be taken to … Read More

COP21: The Climate Cards are dealt

3 years ago / 0 comments

This year, on the 30th November, around 40,000 participants from leading nations will meet in Paris – a city known best for its culture and beauty – to instead discuss a rather ugly subject; global climate change. The hope is that, after 12 days of tense negotiations, world leaders will … Read More

Indonesian Slash and Burn: Fanning the Fire of Climate Change

3 years ago / 0 comments

Slash and burn – a process to clear the ground for agriculture – is a common practice, undertaken in many countries across the globe. However this year in South East Asia, particularly Indonesia, the use of slash and burn has risen to an unprecedented high. Worryingly, this has resulted in … Read More

Climate change consequences: the weird and the worrying

4 years ago / 0 comments

Hotter summers, melting icecaps and more extreme weather are the symptoms of climate change that we are used to hearing about. However, there are a whole range of weird impacts that are likely to result from climate change. The following lists some of these, a lot of which will affect … Read More

News | Uni invests thousands in oil shares

5 years ago / 0 comments

The University has invested a total of over £1 million into oil companies. The University’s current holdings in BP and Shell are £1.032m and £278,000 respectively. A University spokesperson said: “We have held shares in these companies since at least December 2000 and any dividends received are allocated to the … Read More