Category Archives: environment

‘Normal’ has failed vulnerable people

For the world’s most vulnerable people the last thing they need is to get back to normal. The current pandemic has exposed the fragility of farming and food systems around the world. Farming wasn’t working before  now, millions of smallholder … Continue reading

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Build, Build Build but, more houses?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s current mantra is to “build, build build and is attacking the planning laws in England for holding up more house building. His manifesto promised 300,000 in England but latest comments suggest only 180,000. It ignores the … Continue reading

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Children asking parents a question on climate change

An interesting article on The Conversation web-site and I thought I would highlight just one bit of it. First the children should work out what the parents CO2 emissions were last year, yes they’ll have to ask their parents lots … Continue reading

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Workplace Parking Levy

This is a proposal from the Scottish Green Party that was put forward as part of the Scottish Parliament’s Budget process in February 2019. To make it into law, it requires the current Transport Bill before Parliament to be amended … Continue reading

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Global Warming May Have Started Sooner Than You Thought

The following is based on my reading of a specific section of a book that made me think again about global warming. I have paraphrased sections and excluded the bit about GM crops, if you want to know more, read … Continue reading

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