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MIGRATION IN HOTTER TIMES: HUMANITY AT RISK

What I really hate about this election-specific “debate” about immigration (over and above the customary but still sickening dishonesty) is the way it drives out any compassion, any empathy for all those caught up in the “need to move”, not just as asylum-seekers, but even as economic migrants.……

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOTING ON JULY 4th!

Wednesday 5th June was World Environment Day. I thought I’d wait a couple of days to track the impact this has had on the major parties’ campaigns. Basically, SFA. The Climate and Nature emergency (as in runaway climate change and collapsing life-support systems) is just not on any of their…

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The Long Table

Tom Herbert, baker and entrepreneur, is right: environmentalists seem to be a lot more focussed on ways of growing food locally and sustainably, to contribute to the balanced diets that we need, than they are on how best to make this food available locally – in restaurants, pop-ups, community…

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“Nuclear War: A Scenario”: An Absolute Must-Read

I sometimes fantasise about MRCs – Mandatory Reading Commitments– for a pre-designated category of “people of influence” here in the UK: politicians (including all would-be politicians), business leaders, the commentariat (in all shapes and sizes), NGO bosses, civil servants, community activists…

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ENDANGERED SPECIES, ENDANGERED JOURNALISTS

Last week there were two powerful reminders of the frontline role of conservationists in today's troubled world. First, the ever-more remarkable Whitley Awards, which I was lucky enough to attend on May 1st. 6 winners (from Guyana, Papua New Guinea, Bhutan, Cameroon, Nepal and Brazil), taking on…

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