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Why don’t we care?

Why don’t we care?

Climate change has become a lot more of a social issue in recent years and has created a divide within our society. There are the activists who fight for change in our governments and are willing to be prosecuted for it and there are “climate change deny-ers” who believe it’s not as much of an issue as it’s made out to be. But if it is such a pressing crisis, why doesn’t everyone care? ...

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Who suffers the most?

Who suffers the most?

When we think of the climate crisis, the first thought is often of the protests we see on the news, the travel disruptions we face on our way to work because of them and how irritating the whole issue is to our day-to-day lives. It often takes precedence over the actual ecological crisis that we are in and those who are actually affected, some of our most vulnerable people – the poor. A lot of the...

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What’s the air like in London?

What’s the air like in London?

London has some of the highest air pollution rates in the UK and it is the inner city areas that are affected the most. According to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, the “most deprived” areas are the places that suffer the most from polluted air and they are exposed to air pollution rates that are 25% higher than average. So just how bad is the air we breathe in London and what’s causing it? Well, the ai...

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Disability hate crimes on the rise – Hannah’s story

Just a few weeks ago Hannah, who has cerebral palsy, was walking home and was verbally attacked and chased by a group of men simply for being disabled. This type of unwarranted behaviour is not an uncommon experience for people with disabilities.  According to figures released by the Home Office, reports of disability hate crimes have risen by 51% in the last year and according to police figu...

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