Seven Worlds, One Planet – Attenborough’s most harrowing and astonishing documentary yet ★★★★★

Attenborough’s nature documentaries always establish a benchmark for all that follow. His latest, Seven Worlds, One Planet, is no different. It examines how humans have altered the ecosystems in each of the seven continents, with the message that we are…

LSE Tories, Labour, Liberal Democrats talk General Election

With the General Election campaign underway, our Features Editor sat down with the leaders of LSE’s Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrats societies for a wide-ranging discussion on Brexit, climate change, capitalism, workers rights, and more.  Transcript has been edited for…

Exclusive: Minouche rejects calls for climate emergency

LSE students on climate strike, March 2019. Credit Molly Blackall for 68.

LSE and the Climate Emergency

Written by Gabriela Cabaña and Catherine Whittle A growing movement in LSE, the Climate Emergency Collective, is asking for the university to join the rapid efforts to address the climate emergency. A net zero institution by 2025 —as per Extinction…

A Changing Climate at LSE

The past year has seen great shifts in public perceptions of climate breakdown, partly due to the media storm that has followed Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future and the launch of Extinction Rebellion. Changes at LSE have only followed this. …

LSE Community Calls for a Climate Emergency

Image courtesy of Molly Blackall LSE’s Climate Emergency Collective will be sending a letter to LSE Director Minouche Shafik on 23 September, urging her to declare a climate emergency. The Climate Emergency Collective is a group of academics, staff, and…

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…