LSE is still invested in fossil fuels, but the share is smaller than at competing London universities

The share of the LSE’s endowment invested in fossil fuels is far smaller than that of rival London universities. LSE beats Imperial College and University College London (UCL) according to a Freedom of Information Act request reviewed by The Beaver. …

PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir on “meeting the demands of this new century”

Katrín Jakobsdóttir has been Prime Minister of Iceland since 2017, is Chairwoman of the Left-Green Movement, and leads a coalition from parties on both the centre-left and established right. On the 2nd May Jakobsdóttir gave a talk on “the politics…

A green industrial strategy is the only way to save our planet

Even for committed capitalists, green innovation makes sense; sustainable development and economic growth are not mutually exclusive Climate change is really happening. Humans are emitting way too much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere and its frying the planet, but in…

COP24: Being a fly on the wall at the United Nations Climate Change Conference

Are we getting closer to saving the world from climate change? As a postgraduate student at LSE studying Environment and Development, I was fortunate enough to be observer at the COP24, the United Nations conference on climate change, held in…

We don’t have time for this

From Trump’s shutdown to the Brexit fiasco, self-inflicted crises are occupying government attention when very real ones are looming Last month, just over two years after the political bombshells of the Brexit decision and Trump’s election, the consequences of both…

The Crisis: it’s ecosocialism or fascism

The environmental crisis is huge – the biggest crisis humanity will see. It’s bigger than both World Wars and the Cold War combined. And it will cause the biggest changes to our political and economic systems. The UN Secretary-General Guterres…

Time for climate optimism

When we consider the strength of the science behind climate change, along with the level of scientific consensus over it, it is extraordinary to think how frequently we hear from the climate sceptics and deniers. Whilst the deniers of this…

An environmentalist watches the controversial “Mother!”

“Mother!”, directed by Darren Aronofsky, is set in one house and structured around Jennifer Lawrence’s character ‘Mother’, whose one task is to turn the place into a “paradise” while her poet husband (Javier Bardem) suffers from writer’s block. As more…