The realisation that we are now tackling an imminent and catastrophic climate crisis has reached widespread recognition. With some scientists warning of human extinction by 2050 if no drastic change occurs, this innovative green energy deal signed by Exeter and 19 other UK universities highlights the importance of action whilst encouraging hope in a society […]
Paige Insalaco argues that the Goldsmith’s campus beef ban was the kind of institutional leadership we need to combat the climate crisis and that Exeter uni should follow suit.
Amy Butterworth, Online Lifestyle Editor, talks to Jessica Bains-Lovering about balancing student life with striking for Fridays for Future Exeter Meet Exeter University’s Jessica Bains-Lovering: Human Geography student by day, climate striker by night. As Fresher’s Week rolls around, she isn’t worrying about which sport club to join or where the biggest club night will […]
‘The Blood Forest’ artwork illuminates the Brazilian night as a protest against the recent deforestation crisis In the already stunning spectacle that is the amazon rainforest, unveiled by the pouring light of the projectors, portraits of an indigenous community tower above the ground. These are the images of the Surui tribe illustrated through large scale […]
Aakruthi Karri contemplates on the issues concerning tourism in Venice.
In an email to all students this afternoon (20 May), Vice-Chancellor Steve Smith declared a University-wide Environment and Climate Emergency. The announcement comes after weeks of action by environmental group Divest Penryn on the Cornwall Campus. The statement aims to “support those calling for urgent action and show our commitment to leading the change required.” […]
Lindsay Warner discusses the importance and rise of Climate Change Fiction.
Agroup of students at the University of Exeter Penryn campus are campaigning for the university to drop its fossil fuel investments. According to Divest Penryn, the university’s endowment fund continues to hold shares worth over £2 million in fossil fuel companies. Divest Penryn addressed an open letter to the university administration on 1 May calling […]
Deerhunter’s eighth album Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? features more acoustic and Baroque influences with existential, trance-like lyrics as opposed to their trademark alt-rock style. It is fundamentally tethering itself to environmental and societal decay with scenes of dissatisfied workers immersed and trapped in a barren wasteland that has not quite yet “disappeared” but instead […]
Climate change has been at the forefront of the public mind since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a report in October stating that there were 12 years to slow down the rates of global warming before the planet would be irreversibly damaged. This is not the first time that we have been exposed […]