Blogs

17. 09. 2014
On Monday, a whole page ad appeared in the International New York Times, calling on the world’s philanthropic Trusts and Foundations to start getting their act together on climate change. This is what it said: “Aghast that the Earth is heading for 4 to 6 degrees...
Climate change
12. 09. 2014
I’ve been tracking the population debate for the best part of 40 years. So how come I’d never heard of Professor Albert Bartlett before? Al Bartlett died last year, at the age of 90, after a lifetime teaching Physics at the University of Colorado, and strenuously...
Population
09. 09. 2014
One of the very first big pieces of research that Forum for the Future conducted was for BP in the late 1990s, looking at the prospects for the growth of solar PV in the UK; BP had its own solar business in those days. Prospects were good, we argued, just depending on the speed...
Energy
08. 09. 2014
Thanks to Tony Juniper for a great article that rightly raises (again!) the question of what ‘zero’ means when people talk about deforestation. I agree with every one of Tony’s suggestions on what needs to happen next: making use of degraded land, especially in...
News
05. 09. 2014
I’m always rather heartened by the fact that the Prime Minister takes his holidays in Cornwall – for the simple reason that at least once a year he gets to see wind turbines in action, happily churning around (as they do most of the time in Cornwall) without so much...
Energy