Climate Change, Science / 16/11/2021 Norwich Eco Hub: Make Greener Choices Workshop

Norwich Eco Hub is a recently founded community interest company, deeply concerned with the environmental crisis looming over all our heads. With sustainability and eco-conscious living at its heart, the Eco Hub is seeking to create a dedicated space for the people of Norwich to come together and attempt to tackle climate change.    Although they...

Climate Change, Sport / 16/11/2021 Climate change: the threat to sport as we know it

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought a halt to all sporting events and left us without them for nearly three months. However, for many, this is merely a dress rehearsal for the increased effect climate change will have on sport. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, drink breaks were introduced in football for the...

Books, Climate Change / 16/11/2021 Cli-Fi: Exploring the World Through Children’s Fiction

Mitch Johnson studied English Literature and Creative Writing at UEA and is now a published children’s author. His books expose injustices of the world whilst still being fun and accessible to young readers.  In October, Johnson conducted a talk as part of the Norwich Science Festival, discussing the power of children’s literature, particularly climate fiction....

Climate Change, Travel / 16/11/2021 Fight for your Flight: Travel and Privilege

In my twenty-two years on the planet, my experiences with efficient transport have been fairly limited. I grew up in an area with three buses a day. I have also only ever taken one flight – we went from Bristol to Glasgow and spent longer travelling from the airport to my grandparents’ house than we...

Climate Change, Comment / 16/11/2021 Boris Johnson’s lack of climate care.

As the world prepared to witness the COP26 United Nations climate summit in Glasgow this year, I eagerly sat waiting for what our own prime minister was going to put forward. After years of denial and refusal to acknowledge the ever-increasing seriousness of climate change, Boris Johnson finally had the opportunity to rectify his previous...

Climate Change, Home of the Wonderful / 16/11/2021 UEA’s COP26 climate vigil

In conclusion to a fantastic week of debating, discussing, and exchanging knowledge during UEA’s COP26 festival, UEA Green Society hosted a Climate Vigil in The Square on Friday 29th of October. Despite the autumn showers and chilling breeze, a modest yet powerfully passionate crowd turned up to share their thoughts, personal experiences, and most of...

Climate Change

Climate Change, TV

Review: The Trick

The Trick tells the story of how the work of Philip Jones and CRU on the effect of climate change on global temperatures was stolen in a cyber terrorist attack in 2009, three weeks before the COP15 meeting in Copenhagen. While the script is weak at times, with some bland dialogue and direction, the performances…

Climate Change, Main Stories, News

Report for the Future: a collaborative effort from UEA’s Project Change and Concrete

Over the last few months, Concrete has been working with the University of East Anglia’s Project Change to create Report for the Future, a climate journalism programme aiming to elevate young people’s voices during COP26. Project Change is a new youth climate change programme of workshops, resources, and competitions from UEA. Alongside Report for the…

Climate Change

Climate Change Corner: Will green technology save us from the climate crisis? (589 words)

At COP26 in Glasgow, world leaders have announced plans to make green technology cheaper and more accessible than highly polluting alternatives. But how far do these announcements go toward making meaningful changes? Will they be enough to help prevent the negative impacts of climate change?    Over 40 world leaders, including those from some of the…

Climate Change, Science

Jeff Price’s talk at the Norwich Science Festival: the impact of climate change on Norfolk’s biodiversity

From the 2015 Paris Climate Accords to this year’s “code-red for humanity” warning issued by the IPCC, it seems 1.5 ºC has been in non-stop circulation. As government leaders, organisations, and businesses at COP26 deliberated how they planned to keep the Earth’s temperatures increasing beyond the golden number, Norfolk-based scientists have continued their public talks…

Climate Change, Editor's column

Asking the important questions about climate change

This year, Concrete have made a commitment to ensuring accurate, timely, and consistent climate change coverage. In the context of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), we believe that issue #382 is exploring the important questions about sustainability, conservation, and climate science. This year, we have introduced a ‘Climate Change Corner’ to our…


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