Category Archives: Environment

A New Hope?

We are living in an age in which we have had to adopt industrial farming techniques in order to sustain the diets of our burgeoning human population (resulting both in over-cultivation of the land and some dubious-at-best standards of animal … Continue reading

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A Sense of Proportion

The temperature of the Earth is rising, sea levels are rising, thousands are fleeing war in the Middle East, terrorism is on the rise, human rights-abusing countries are buying up properties and businesses in the UK, corporate tax avoidance is … Continue reading

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Tobacco – the Economy of Death

As a committed anti-smoker with the slight disadvantage of a thirty-a-day habit, I have a great many issues with cigarettes. My main one, until recently, was this: the tobacco industry is run by a small group of incredibly rich, death-dealing … Continue reading

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Big Bother

So I’ve got this idea for a new television programme that I’m considering touting to various channels. It’s a basic premise where a planet is populated by seven billion humans and they are set various tasks each week to try … Continue reading

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