Category Archives: The Human Cost

BBC Radio 4 – Today Program – Who should be held responsible for climate change damages?

      I think that it’s a little simplistic to say that the oil company’s products are what causes climate change, which we have known for a long time, and is absolutely right, and then to say that is … Continue reading

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No Need for Nuclear. The renewables are here – Conway Hall, London 17 June 2017

    There is a very broad National consensus about what we want our energy policy to do, what the goal of British Energy Policy should be. It should be affordable, it should be secure and it should be low-carbon, … Continue reading

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What does Brexit mean for Environmental Legislation in the UK – Guardian Podcast

    One of the things that you get out of our membership of the EU is an enormous amount of regulatory stability. It takes a very long time to create environmental legislation, but then it is very difficult for … Continue reading

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BBC News – What can the energy price review achieve? – 06 Aug 17

    BBC News: The government has asked for and independent review of the energy market, just days after British Gas announced it is putting up its standard electricity price by twelve and a half percent. Theresa May did pledge … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera – Earth Overshoot Day marks unprecedented environmental damages – 2 Aug 17

    Al Jazeera: I am joined now by Tom Burke, he is chairman of the environmental think tank E3G, and has advised a number of senior British politicians, thanks so much for being with us. How surprising is it … Continue reading

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An Unsquared Circle

                        In her Easter message, the Prime Minister spoke of ‘the opportunities that lie ahead’ for post-EU Britain. Neither she nor any of her Ministers have ever set out … Continue reading

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Socking The Puppet – The decline in the legitimacy of Britain’s political parties

                  The Government is increasingly seeking to constrain dissenting voices from civil society organisations by limiting their ability to inform the electorate, constraining their role in the planning system and closing off … Continue reading

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A WAR ON REASON

                Below is a paragraph everyone should read. It will seem quite familiar, if slightly out of true, as if from a half forgotten newspaper article. It is in fact from a 35 … Continue reading

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Discussing government failure in controlling air pollution – Radio 4 – 2 Feb 17

                  This is the consequence of complete failure by the government to tackle a problem that it has known about for a long time. It is now in breach of our own … Continue reading

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Donald Trump will have to deal with climate change – Sky News

      Sky News: The adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams has called on politicians to stop stalling and keep their promises to slow climate change. It was after he witnessed the impact of global warming during an expedition to the … Continue reading

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