Blogs

08. 02. 2008
I vaguely remember being very rude about the Department for Transport at some stage last year, regarding their continuing failure to get really serious about walking and cycling. That was in the context of the Cycling England report showing that a £50 million investment in...
Transport
06. 02. 2008
I was recently invited to take part in The Independent's 'You ask the questions'. Here's the full list of responses I supplied, for those that are interested. Judging by your early writing, you used to be a real green radical. Have your beliefs mellowed over the years? Josh...
30. 01. 2008
I was trying to think the other day what it felt like to be 18 – back in 1968. A spate of 40-year on retrospectives covering the Paris riots and other events at that time have stimulated all sorts of dubious attempts on my part to re-capture the mood and the moments of that...
Consumption, Society
19. 12. 2007
So that’s Bali done: a binding timetable agreed – for more talks through to the end of 2009. And an agreement for something more substantial to slow deforestation - by 2013. Against such meagre pickings, I wonder how Bali will be remembered in the annals of climate change...
Climate change
10. 12. 2007
Bali discussions duly chuntering on. And my heart goes out to all those poor NGO stalwarts who have to sit there day after day listening to the mind-crushing mediocrity of most government delegations. By way of inspiring contrast, I have just discovered WWF's excellent...
Climate change