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Not only pandemics

on Mar 23, 2020

You might think that we'd be well advised, as a species, to prepare for global disasters. And it's true that many people are working, sometimes heroically, at ways of doing so. There are quite a few organizations, for instance, that seek to reduce...

Tyres kill

on Mar 7, 2020

For decades now I've been saying that, when looking at complex social and environmental problems, we should reward solutions rather than try to guess the source of the problem then tax or regulate that. Current news gives another example as to why we...

They're still doing it! After at least forty years of being universally seen as corrupt, wasteful and stupid, the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy continues to subsidise aristocrats and wealthy landowners: An analysis by Greenpeace in...

Qatar has a population of about 2.6 million. Amongst other facts and figures about weapons sales to the Middle East, the Economist this week tells us that:Qatar already has Chinese-made ballistic missiles. From muskets to missiles, the Economist, 15...

James Fenton writes to the New Scientist, questioning whether planting trees will mitigate climate change:It may not always work. Planting trees on open ground may change the reflectivity, or albedo, of land. At higher latitudes this can cause a wa...

The Economist writes: The last big locust crisis, in north-west Africa, lasted from 2003 to 2005 and caused an estimated $2.5bn worth of damage to harvests. Getting it under control cost almost $600m, with donors footing much of the bill. That is eno...

David Roberts writes: Humanity has put more CO2 in the atmosphere since 1988, when climate scientist James Hansen first testified to Congress about the danger of climate change, than it did in all of history prior.... No country has implemented anyth...







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