Blogs

20. 06. 2008
“Gratuitously stirring a pot that absolutely didn’t need to be stirred just to make a phoney effect” – I guess that was one of the more polite comments I received from colleagues about my piece (posted 1st May) regarding Greenpeace’s direct action against Unilever as part of its...
Climate change
11. 06. 2008
I long ago swore that I would avoid all big UN Conferences on environment or climate change issues, and have pretty much stuck to that sanity-protecting rule. Indeed, John Prescott got very grumpy with me when I declined the opportunity to be part of the UK delegation at the...
09. 06. 2008
I was able to give the ‘population pot’ a pretty good stir on Friday in an event for the Cheltenham Science Festival. For some time now, I have been reflecting on the way in which the world is responding to the twin crises of HIV/AIDS and continuing high levels of population...
Population
30. 05. 2008
This all feels very much like one of those periodic crunch moments for the sustainability agenda. Fuel-tax protests. Rebellious backbenchers. The kind of febrile atmosphere we last saw in 2000. The Tory press on the war path. NGOs winding themselves up: “Stay green, Gordon...
Consumption, Transport
13. 05. 2008
So, Shell International have decided to pull out of the London Array project, the largest offshore wind farm (at around 100MW) in the UK. I’ve got a little file on my desk here of all the press releases that the London Array Consortium has put out over the last few years – not...
Energy