Greece’s debt crisis threatens more than the collapse of the euro and the European Union – it would also be a climate disaster. An opinion article by David Strahan, a former BBC business correspondent and author of The Last Oil … Continue reading
Capitalism in its present form does not seem to produce an equitable distribution of wealth. The questions asked by the occupy movement – how to deal with the resulting issues – are the same questions that should be getting asked, … Continue reading
Professor Ian Chubb argues in The Conversation -an Australian website for ‘informed commentary’- that scientists are an unappreciated force for good in Australian society.
Opinion article on people’s attitute towards science by Michael P. Lynch, professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, and Associate Fellow of the Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen.
An opinion article by Chris Thomas, biologist at the University of York, UK. The article is adapted from a review in Trends in Ecology and Evolution (vol 26, p 216). He writes: “Some places are ideal havens for species threatened by climate … Continue reading
As an answer to the question of how to adjust to a world in which commodities are declining, David Carter advocates positive psychology – the science of well-being, for it (though it’s a relative nascent science) positively relates to lifestyle … Continue reading
The British government has dealt a body blow to hopes of mitigating global warming by capturing greenhouse gases. But is it fatal? An opinion article for NewScientist on carbon capture and storage in the UK by Stuart Haszeldine the world’s … Continue reading
Opinion article by Mark Lynas about the negative climate consequences of the new anti-nuclear wave, which spread across Europe after the Japanese tsunami of March 2011 that damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The article was written for the Guardian … Continue reading
Open letter by 23 high-ranking officials of American energy, climate and environmental NGOs, including Bill McKibben of 350.org, to President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao, calling for wartime-like mobilization by the governments of the United States and China to … Continue reading
Prizewinning British science journalist Tim Radford argues in Nature that researchers are not hopeless at explaining their work to a general audience.