Blogs

20. 12. 2018
There are few positions in society more rarified than that of a FTSE 100 CEO. The financial rewards are staggering, and out of all proportion to the task in hand, however successfully that task may be prosecuted. The power they have is not limitless, but it is so far-reaching as...
13. 12. 2018
I’ve just taken on the role of President of Population Matters. Population Matters has been the go-to population organisation in the UK since 1991. Like all small, underfunded NGOs, it’s had its ups and downs, and has often struggled to get traction in a world that...
Population
22. 11. 2018
I hate to have to say this, but James Corden and Bill Bailey have allowed themselves to be duped by an unholy combination of NGOs and naïve retailers. I’m referring, of course, to the controversy over a recent film made by Greenpeace to highlight the continuing plight...
28. 10. 2018
If you’re not shit-scared now, about the likely impacts of accelerating climate change, you’re not awake. Or you’re dead to the future of humankind. True, I have been saying that (and worse) for years. But the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on...
Climate change
22. 10. 2018
I had a rather wonderful experience on Friday, listening to three Ministers in the New Zealand Government, and a handful of New Zealand business leaders, helping to launch a new initiative called the Aotearoa Circle, a coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to...
Government