Ross Gibson


About Ross Gibson

Ross is a recent graduate of the University of Manchester, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. His main areas of interest are climate change issues, inequality, democracy, non-violent conflict resolution, and critical approaches to international relations.

Russia Arrests Hundreds As Crackdown On Pro-Democracy Protests Continues

Police in Moscow arrested hundreds over the weekend as the Kremlin continued its crackdown on recent protests calling for free elections in the city. At least 828 people were arrested according to independent monitoring group OVD-info. Russian police presented the lower figure of 600 arrests, with 1,500 protestors in attendance, […]


Climate Change and Inequality: Avoiding The Harmful Potential Of Environmental Policy

The poor are the ones most at risk from climate change. They have the least capacity to adapt, and globally, they are projected to be hit the hardest by droughts, floods, and other environmental impacts. Policies such as a carbon tax have the potential to reduce harmful emissions, but also […]

Climate Change

The UK Can End Its Contribution To Climate Change By 2050, Report Government Advisors. But Is This Soon Enough? 1

The UK can end its contribution to global warming by 2050, the government’s official climate change advisor has claimed in a report released last week. The Committee on Climate Change’s report, commissioned by the British government in 2018, explains that the UK can reach “net zero emissions” by 2050 using […]


‘Extinction Rebellion’ And Climate Change: Is Civil Disobedience The Way Forward?

On April 15th, the climate protest group Extinction Rebellion launched their ‘International Rebellion’ campaign. The group, formed in 2018, aims to “minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse” through “non-violent civil disobedience”. The ongoing campaign has seen them cause significant disruption in central London, temporarily shutting down key […]