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

#BLM, Climate Change, Science

Tackling climate change and pollution means tackling racism and inequality too

What do Scott Morrison, Jair Bolsanaro and Donald Trump have in common? Well, they are all national leaders who have been accused of climate change denial and racism in their terms in office. The countries under their leadership are severely affected by climate change, suffering through January’s Australian bushfires, 2019’s Amazonian wildfires and the US’s…

Climate Change, Interview

Ben Santer Interview

In 1973, Ben Santer was an undergraduate in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA, a position I now find myself in. Back then, Dr Santer could never have predicted that over 45 years later he would be returning to receive an Honorary Doctorate of science, for his service to advancing climate change evidence, but…


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