Category: “Environment

Pressure on Ed Miliband can help get a climate change deal

Posted on 28 August 2009 | 1:08pm

Bono and Bob Geldof, whom God preserve, are much more than your average celebrity campaigner. They don’t just care about their chosen issues, they know about them too, real genuine knowledge, and they know how to use the influence that their status and knowledge brings. They have campaigned pretty tirelessly, and in many different ways, […]

The Great Wall gets greater

Posted on 21 April 2009 | 9:04am

‘Gee, what a great wall.’ You had to hand it to Ronald Reagan. He had a way with words. But now it seems the Great Wall is even greater than the Great Communicator realised when he came out with his reaction on seeing it for the first time. There we were, thinking the Chinese had […]

When Facebook friends fall out

Posted on 16 April 2009 | 12:04pm

So I put up a  blog on global warming yesterday, headed off for a three hour bike ride, and came back to outbreaks of incivilities all over my Facebook page. As one commenter, Terry Evans, put it, there could have been all manner of comments and argument about climate change and the politics of the environment, […]

Green Cities Champions League

Posted on 4 April 2009 | 10:04am

I had no idea, until I saw a tiny item in a French newspaper  on the Eurostar back to London yesterday, that there had been a European Commission competition to honour the first ‘green capitals of Europe.’ Congratulations to Bristol on being shortlisted. Commiserations on missing out. And congratulations to Hamburg and Stockholm for having […]

The Age of Stupid

Posted on 16 March 2009 | 8:03am

As previous postings have shown, I went to the premiere of The Age of Stupid with considerable interest and goodwill, and a belief that it would be a real changemaker. It still might be. It stars Pete Postlethwaite as an archivist in 2055, alone in a world devastated by climate change, clicking his finger on […]

Notes on the environment, a role in EastEnders

Posted on 4 March 2009 | 10:03am

As an obsessive speller, I was horrified to see that in twittering on a speech I did on the environment yesterday, I mangled the word environment into ‘environmenent.’ I blamed this rare mis-spell on the fact that my tweet was about John Prescott, and I was therefore suffering from Subconcious Wordmangling Syndrome. Then someone pointed […]