Tuesday 28th September 2021,
Frontiers Magazine

Browsing the "Global Issues" Category


Take out the carbon

There is both urgency and resignation in the voice of world-renowned oceanographer, polar ice specialist and climate authority, Professor Peter Wadhams. As someone who has warned of global warming, melting ice and rising sea levels for almost 50 years, even he admits surprise and alarm at the acceleration in climate change over the past couple [...]

August 10, 2021 Mary Leonard Global Issues 0

Oh, starboard your helm!

This time it could be the big one. Fire on the Amazon, fire in Siberia, a dome of heat above the American west and wildfire surging below – too often we close our minds to events that seem far away. But something may be stirring much closer to home. Scottish winters are warmer than they [...]

August 6, 2021 Howie Firth Global Issues Comments Off
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The Heart of the Land

2020 Orkney International Science Festival went online. Like many events this year, technology came to the forefront to connect all of us, all over the world. Technicians and assistants normally taking door tickets or working presentations on PCs to projectors were now on a steep learning curve to synchronize live links, sound and visual of [...]

December 3, 2020 Elizabeth Woodcock Global Issues Comments Off
Sudanese Women at the Barefoot College @ Bata

Barefoot in Tilonia

Having retired from my final job as a Senior Committee Clerk from Orkney Islands Council, and subsequently done a three-year graduate course at Orkney College UHI, I spotted a report in a students’ newsletter, urging students to see the work being done in Barefoot College, Tilonia, Rajasthan. Founded in 1972, Barefoot College teaches practical knowledge [...]

July 1, 2013 Muriel Inkster Global Issues Comments Off
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Reasons for Hope – Jane Goodall’s Orkney lecture with global message

Jane Goodall’s lecture in St Magnus Cathedral is now online. The lecture, given in the 2012 Orkney International Science Festival, was the Grimond Lecture, which annually highlights issues of global and local significance. The title of the talk was Reasons for Hope – reasons why despite the starkness of the challenges faced by humanity, Jane [...]

March 15, 2013 Howie Firth Global Issues 0