Only if we awake from our apathy

Back cover of my new book 'Our Terrible/Wonderful Future'   Recent papers in Nature have argued that under the Paris agreement, even if the politicians keep their promises – and how often do they do that? - we only have a...

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Do something about it

A recent paper in Nature puts our current chances of keeping global heating to less than 1.5C at just 1%, and less than 2C at only 5%. Have you seen the totally horrific warnings the scientists are giving us,...

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Thank you Mrs May for those kind words

On behalf of the 8 million people in Britain who have been driven into debt and the thousands who have lost their homes and all those people on zero contracts and the disabled people who have had their benefits...

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Nature is not a thing made by God but God’s body

All the lovely  hings of nature are not objects manufactured by God as Paley thought but God’s body, as inseparable from h(i)r as a person is inseparable from their body.  The body is not a thing we have but...

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Fixing the roof while the sun shines

The crash of 2008 was indeed caused by the banks but it was an expression of a much deeper malaise, an economy which is not founded on money as a veil, as Adam Smith called it, of which the...

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Not goblins walking over the earth but celebrating giants

To Albert Hall for Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven Fifth, conducted by a slip of a girl,  Mirga with the unpronounceable Lithuanian name:  a most sublime noise, transporting, enthralling, not goblins walking over the earth as in Howards End but...

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Darwin and Genesis

DARWIN AND GENESIS   In writing this article I have two intertwining tragedies in my mind.   One is Darwin’s misinterpretation of his own great discovery.   His realization that all life emanates from a single source would better have led him to...

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Hundreds of millions

This is from a report in The Observer by Robin McKie in March 2o14,  the date of the last IPCC report.  Hundreds of millions of refugees is unthinkable.  We can't even deal with the hundred thousand coming now.  How...

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