Monthly Archives: July 2011

Not now: our failure to deal with climate change.

27 July 2011 Christina Tey writes: We are all programmed to take account of ‘now’. We have enough money now, we have enough to eat now, and the sun is shining now. We will worry about tomorrow when tomorrow arrives.

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Space shuttle: scientific achievement or job creation scheme?

“Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, … Continue reading

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Buying time: The frantic search for alternative power supplies.

“[Oil] volatility would be the hallmark of post peak oil because it was obvious that advanced economies could not absorb super high prices and would crash in response; that at some point after crashing, these economies would respond to the … Continue reading

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Wrongs of the right: tea party forces debt crisis

Norman Pagett writes: Nineteenth century frontier politics are being imposed on 21st century reality. That’s the only way to describe the Republicans’ move to undermine Obama’s government, and it is creating a fiscal madness that is bringing America to the … Continue reading

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Desert storm: where famine and population growth collide

17 July 2011 Norman Pagett writes: Collection boxes in the street and television and radio appeals are calling on us to help East Africa’s hungry as the region faces the worst famine in half a century. While everyone wants to … Continue reading

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Grain of truth: why everyone cannot be fed

“A hungry world is a dangerous world. Without food, people have only three options: they riot, they emigrate or they die.” Josette Sheeran, World Food Programme 1 July 2011 Christina Tey and Norman Pagett write: We owe our lives to … Continue reading

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