Tag : Climate change

Comment | COP-out for the Warsaw talks

5 years ago / 0 comments

After the revelation that 90 companies have produced 63 per cent of the cumulative global emissions of industrial carbon dioxide and methane between 1751-2010, the role of corporations in the climate change debate was thrown into a new light. This could not have been more relevant than at the COP … Read More

Science | Research Round-Up part 1

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Current research at the University of Leeds proves crucial… There is far more going on at the university than we, as students, get the chance to perceive on a daily basis. Outside the lecture theatres in Roger Stevens or the student union on a Friday night we rarely find out … Read More

Comment | Energy companies vs. onesies

5 years ago / 0 comments

As heating bills continue to rise and another frozen winter descends on Leeds, it’s worth noting how ridiculous the debate on energy policy has become at the national level. Common sense seems to have become a rarefied commodity over at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and it seems … Read More

Science | Fracking – Energy miracle or environmental catastrophe?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Much has been said about the controversial process of fracking for natural gas in recent months, particularly in light of the protests in the Sussex village of Balcolme. But what exactly is it and why is it so contentious? In the fracking process a vertical well is drilled to a … Read More

Science | Climate Change, latest report and worrying statistics released

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report last week, the fifth in a series that have been released periodically since 1992.   According to the latest evidence the IPCC concludes that there is a 95 per cent probability that changes to the climate seen since 1950 have been … Read More

Does what we eat affect climate change?

6 years ago / 0 comments

The simple answer is yes! Our diets definitely do have a major impact on the environment and here is why. Emissions from agriculture account for 8% of total CO2 emissions in the UK, which may not sound like a great deal, however, most of the emissions from this sector are … Read More

Your country needs you!

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In terms of resources, we are living in luxury, using the Earth’s resources as if we inhabit one and a half planets. In other words, we are consuming 50% more natural resources than our planet can sustainably produce. We are accustomed to a comfortable western lifestyle but if those in … Read More

Is 3D printing the next revolutionary technology?

6 years ago / 0 comments

What is 3D printing I hear you asking? It’s a revolutionary new technique that can produce, well, pretty much anything you want! It relies on a digital model to provide the blue prints for what you want to make. However, unlike current manufacturing processes which cut or form shapes out … Read More

Why We Need a Climate Dream

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In August 1963, Martin Luther King began his speech to an enraptured audience. He spoke of injustice, tragedy and broken promises, then, as he moved through his script, there was a cry from the audience, “tell them about the dream Martin, tell them about the dream.” As the clock ticks … Read More

From Poverty to Power: Oxfam’s Senior Strategic Advisor speaks to Leeds Student

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Duncan Green will be visiting the University of Leeds students on Thursday, 31 January from 5-7pm in the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre. He will talk about about the changing landscape of global development. Oxfam’s chief Strategic Advisor spoke to Beckie Smith about poverty, power and public opinion. As Oxfam’s Senior Strategic … Read More