Blogs

24. 04. 2015
I was in Cambridge last night, with the Cambridge Young Greens, to support Rupert Read, the Green Party’s candidate in Cambridge. Given the coverage in the Independent yesterday, I ended up defending the Green Party against the full-on attack by eminent climate scientist (...
Politics
22. 04. 2015
For me, 2015 is turning out to be the Year of the Oil Palm. It’s already more than a year since I took on the role of chairing the Steering Committee for the High Carbon Stock Study, at the invitation of both Unilever and Sime Darby, two of Forum for the Future’s...
21. 04. 2015
Environmentalists often worry about casting their vote for Green Party candidates, on the grounds that it’s likely to be a ‘wasted’ vote in our first-past-the-post system. But one constituency where it indisputably will not be a wasted vote is in Brighton,...
Politics
16. 04. 2015
Time for another loud bang on the population drum – to celebrate the arrival of a new and excellent film with the simple title, ‘Mother’. It lasts just over an hour. For You Tubers, that’s going to seem like a lifetime. But I hope they/you stick with it...
Population
14. 04. 2015
Sorry if it’s beginning to look as if I’m engaged in something of a vendetta against Mr Ben van Beurden, the Chief Executive of Shell. But for all sorts of reasons he seems to have placed himself at the epicentre of the debate about what some have called ‘the...
Energy