Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Is Darwin’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’ theory going Extinct?

Is Darwin’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’ theory going Extinct?
READERS in search of literature about Darwin or Darwinism will have no trouble finding it. Recent milestone anniversaries of Darwin’s birth and of the publication of On the Origin of Species have prompted a plethora of material, so authors thinking of adding another volume had better have a good...
February 8th, 2010 | Evolution | Read More

Is Psychedelia ‘The New Black’?

Is Psychedelia ‘The New Black’?
Strolling down Kensington High Street last week, for a brief moment I could have sworn I was in San Francisco, circa 1973. By Candida Balfour for The Evening Standard. The windows of American Apparel heaved with neon T-shirts and trippy prints, while Empire of the Sun’s heady synth came...
January 12th, 2010 | Arts | Read More

Can We Escape Consumerism?

Can We Escape Consumerism?
How do we break a system which now permeates every aspect of our lives? Who said this? “All the evidence shows that beyond the sort of standard of living which Britain has now achieved, extra growth does not automatically translate into human welfare and happiness.” Was it a. the boss of Greenpeace,...
January 6th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

The Urgent Threat to World Peace is … Canada

The Urgent Threat to World Peace is … Canada
The harm this country could do in the next two weeks will outweigh all the good it has done in a century. By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 20th November 2009 When you think of Canada, which qualities come to mind? The world’s peace-keeper, the friendly nation, a liberal counterweight...
December 1st, 2009 | Evolution | Read More

Why the sudden surge in climate change denial?

Why the sudden surge in climate change denial?
Could it be about something else altogether? By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian, 2nd November 2009 There is no point in denying it: we’re losing. Climate change denial is spreading like a contagious disease. It exists in a sphere which cannot be reached by evidence or reasoned argument;...
November 20th, 2009 | Environment | Read More

Is your cheeseburger causing global warming?

Is your cheeseburger causing global warming?
James Cascio exhibits the growing concern that modern dietary habits are unnatural and unsustainable. In fact the global livestock management industry occupies 30% of the world’s land surface and is responsible for 18% of human-made Greenhouse Gas emissions – that’s 4% more than the...
October 21st, 2009 | Environment | Read More

Contraception is the “Greenest” of Green Technologies

Contraception is the “Greenest” of Green Technologies
Contraception is almost five times cheaper than conventional green technologies as a means of combating climate change, according to research published today (Wednesday, September 9). Each $7 (£4) spent on basic family planning over the next four decades would reduce global CO2 emissions by more than...
September 30th, 2009 | Environment | Read More