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With us or against us: revisiting the facts

At one time, many people could be neatly pigeon-holed according to their beliefs. In the 1990s, the great majority of those categorising themselves as environmentalists could reliably be assumed to oppose the use of pesticides, air- and water-pollution from industrial … Continue reading

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Happiness and Progress

Increasing affluence has given us more and more to worry about. Rather than simply spending each day finding enough to eat and avoiding danger – like most animals and our earlier ancestors – most of us now have the luxury … Continue reading

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The perils of pessimism

Being of a naturally optimistic disposition, I’ve often thought that the environmentalist movement has a deep streak of pessimism running through it. At the extreme, the world view is one of our species – and our species alone – being … Continue reading

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Debunking claims about renewable energy costs

Letter in the Times, 13 September Sir, The claim that the Hornsea Two wind farm “will cut the cost of green energy” (report, Sep 12) is factually correct but nonetheless misleading. Generation costs have undeniably come down but the real … Continue reading

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The Energy Conundrum

It seems that more people are now beginning to realise that, to be a real game-changer rather than just an expensive and unreliable contributor to energy needs, solar, wind and other sources of renewable, ‘free’ energy have to be used … Continue reading

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Questioning assumptions

Apart from not having to go to work, the great thing about the Christmas and New Year holiday is that pretty much everyone else is away as well. That means coming back to a (relatively) clear desk, without new things … Continue reading

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