More than £28bn: Chronic Political Failure in Tragic Times.

Now that the dust has settled after the Labour Party junked its commitment (on 8th February) to £28bn a year of new investment in the UK’s green economy, it’s worth reflecting on…


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CRUSHING DISSENT: TORIES, LABOUR AND MAINSTREAM NGOs ALL ON THE SAME PAGE

First they came for Just Stop Oil; then they came for radical environmentalists; then they came for members of the National Trust, the RSPB, and WWF. But there was no one left to…


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Supporting Just Stop Oil

Just Stop Oil’s Slow Marching campaign recommenced on Sunday 29th October. I shall be supporting them financially, and have agreed to speak out on their behalf, and to advocate…


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HONOURING MY AIR NEW ZEALAND WHANAU

After nearly 8 years, I’ve just stepped down as Chair as Air New Zealand’s International Advisory Panel. I’ve loved every minute of it – apart from the Covid years.


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Weighing War Criminals in the Balance

There is near universal consensus in the West that Vladimir Putin is a war criminal. Calls to set up a Special Tribunal under the International Criminal Court in The Hague, sooner…


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COP26 is Dead. Long Live COP27!

Glasgow is what it was: not an outright failure, but falling so far short of what is so urgently needed in the real world (1.5 degrees C and all that) as to leave almost…


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They Knew

For the last six years, I’ve been following the labyrinthine proceedings of an American court case known simply as ‘Juliana v. United States’. The Plaintiffs are 21 young people…


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Rise Up! The Power of Young People

I keep thinking what it must be like to be a young climate activist in the UK today. Greta Thunberg, inspirationally, in one ear. Blustering Boris, with all his phoney rhetoric,…


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Rise Up! Confronting the Climate Emergency

The thing you have to love about Greta Thunberg’s unwavering advocacy (as currently on display on BBC1) is just that: it’s unwavering. If you’re Greta, you don’t get to have a day…


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Why I really didn’t like Bill Gates’s ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster’

So what are we to make of a guy who completely ignored climate change until 2006, only decided to ‘do more and speak out more’ in 2015, whilst continuing to invest huge sums of…


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