Current Affairs

Why is Oatly being ‘cancelled’?

The oat drink company, Oatly, has recently been criticised for its involvement with the Blackstone Group Inc., an American private equity investment management fund. Oat milk is widely considered the most sustainable dairy alternative with a low carbon footprint, low water usage and environmentally-conscious waste, and Oatly is one of the leading manufacturers in the Read More…

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XR: Do protests risk becoming the story?

A fresh wave of climate protests by Extinction Rebellion, including a blockade of newspaper printers in Merseyside and Hertfordshire, has provoked polarised responses. Delivering the keynote speech at the annual conference of the Police Superintendents’ Association on Tuesday, Home Secretary Priti Patel described Extinction Rebellion protesters as, “eco-crusaders turned criminals,” utilising “guerrilla tactics,” and aiming Read More…

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Oxford academic supports ‘landmark’ climate bill presented to Parliament

A bill has been presented to Parliament to provide what its supporters call “a clear framework, based on scientific reality, to deliver the UK’s commitments to the 2015 UN Paris Climate Agreement and to tighten up current UK legislation.” The objectives of the Private Members’ Bill, which has the backing of MPs from 7 opposition Read More…

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A storm has come: Extreme weather events across the globe

Perhaps the most extreme thing about extreme weather events is that, in no small part, humans are responsible for them. Make no mistake, the relationship between our changing climate and extreme weather events is complex; it is impossible to claim x company’s emissions caused y country’s floods or wildfires. Yet at the same time, the Read More…

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Environmental book worm: 5 books to read in the climate crisis

Environment, climate, and nature-related literature is becoming increasingly popular, as writers, activists and academics attempt to grapple with the complexity and scale of the climate and ecological crises we face. From personal rewilding to systemic environmental injustices and everything in between, these 5 books tackle different aspects of the crisis we find ourselves in today, Read More…

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Oxford economist joins over 100 others to sign letter calling for end to carbon economy

Over 100 leading economists have written a letter calling for an end to the carbon-intensive economy on which the world has relied so heavily in the decades leading up to the coronavirus pandemic. The authors of the letter to The Guardian include the Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs, and Kate Raworth of Oxford Read More…

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Oxford to host youth climate summit this year

Oxford City Council has announced plans to host an online youth climate summit in late autumn this year. The plans form part of commitments made by the Council in response to last year’s Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change, which involved people aged 16 and over. Announced on the City Council’s website, the aim of the Read More…