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Emma Saunders-Hastings, in her recent book about philanthopy, asks an important question:Before Parisian firefighters had fully extinguished the blaze that ravaged Notre- Dame in April 2019, lavish pledges rolled in from philanthropists eager to supp...

We need to target environmental outcomes, not the alleged best ways of achieving them. Text shared thousands of times on social media claims green energy is "more destructive to the Earth's environment than meets the eye." But the posts make variou...

The Economist writes:Nuclear-armed states may begin to believe that they can gain by copying Vladimir Putin’s tactics. One day, someone somewhere will surely turn their threat into reality... Source Consider the incentives on offer to those in p...

This graph appeared recently in the Financial Times:I'm skeptical about the targeting of greenhouse gas emissions (see here) but as that has been almost the entire focus of the climate change debate, the graph seems to imply that:People share my skep...

Stephen Bush writes about the difficulties the UK's New Labour Government faced when conducting trials of different policy initiatives:In the early years of New Labour... the literacy and numeracy hours ... were initially trialled only in a handful...

In the absence of broad, coherent, long-term goals that are actually meaningful to ordinary people, we end up with Mickey Mouse micro-objectives that, a cynic would believe, are designed to channel society's resources into purely private goals. This...

We just don't know how to deal with some environmental problems. A recent UK government study points to some of the uncertainties about the impact that use of hydrogen as an energy carrier could have on the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect. Thus:...







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