Society

26. 02. 2016
I don’t feel good about this, but I can’t help despising most of the people involved in the Brexit campaign: Nigel Farage, Iain Duncan Smith, Norman Tebbit, Owen Paterson, George Galloway, Michael Gove, John Whittingdale, Chris Grayling, Liam Fox, Peter Lilley, John...
Society
13. 11. 2015
Confronted with the implacable details of today’s climate science, we draw comfort as best we may from the thinnest of thin pickings. That’s certainly how it is with COP21, the so-called ‘last chance saloon’ for world leaders to come up with a political...
Society
13. 10. 2015
I nipped down to the Eden Centre on Friday last week. All these years on, it still makes such an impact – and it was brilliant to hear from the wonderful Tim Smit that the Eden Project he’s been trying to get off the ground in China is about to get off the ground for...
Society
06. 06. 2014
At the heart of the notion of sustainable development lies the very big idea of justice between generations. What makes economic development either sustainable or unsustainable is the degree to which it not only produces substantive economic benefits for people alive today (in...
Society
24. 03. 2014
Saturday was World Water Day. I spent some of the weekend tracking coverage of all the different initiatives promoting and supporting WWD. For instance, Yahoo did a brilliant little film dropping the two OOs from the end of their logo to get people to imagine what their world...