Words by Connor Durkin For decades, companies have tried to blame the climate crisis on consumers. However, according to The Carbon Majors Database, just twenty-five companies are responsible for fifty-one percent of global industrial greenhouse gas emissions, and one hundred companies are culpable for seventy-one percent. Consumers have historically prioritized cost over sustainability; however, this mindset […]More
Words by Emma Gray The ABB Formula E championship was designed in 2011 with the intention of being a sustainable, innovative and electric vehicle-based competition in the world of motorsport. This was a unique principle in a petrol-dominated industry. 2014 saw its first year in action with races in eleven countries across four continents and […]More
This collection of articles, as the
capstone of the first issue, grapples with the quintessential challenge of
addressing the climate emergency: how do we make the utmost use of what we have now for the greatest impact in the future when we will have less resources and even less time.
It is a grave irony that money generated within the capitalist system responsible for our wicked problems must now be used to tackle them, but we have little choice. The luxury of time has passed, and we must appreciate the interlinkages between global issues so that we can coordinate meaningful action.More
Dear readers, The other day I saw on the Instagram feed of University of St Andrews that they have lighted up the phrase ‘Actions Not Words’ on the grass of Sallies Quad. I honestly agree with the sentiment, though I can’t help but notice the irony that we must use words to dissuade others, particularly politicians, from improperly using words to utter […]More