Better Project Fear than Project Unrealistic

My friend Robert, a resolute Leaver, has sent me Daniel Hannan's book What Next, an intelligent presentation of the Brexit case which I've read with great interest. What Hannah wants is just what I want - part of a...

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Dear Jake…

Letter to my local MP. Dear Jake. I enclose a copy of my book 'Our Terrible/Wonderful Future'. Please don't write back as I don't want another of the bland, evasive letters that MP's are so skilled in writing. Yes...

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A world with much less work

from The Guardian's A Long Read 26i18 In 1979, Bernard Lefkowitz, then a well-known American journalist, published Breaktime: Living Without Work in a Nine to Five World, a book based on interviews with 100 people who had given up their...

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Why when so much is at stake?

Thanks to everybody who has joined Twenty Years son facebook so far. Please spread word. The thing that interests me is why when you meet people, except complete dotties, nobody thinks climate change isn't a great threat or that...

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Yet people still aren’t bothered

from Sam Miller MacDonald War We also know what happens to civilizations when even relatively minor ecological shifts occur: war and collapse. Climate change is not a minor ecological shift. It is immense, global, and millennial. What will happen to the...

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Climate, refugees and War

from Sam Miller MacDonald War We also know what happens to civilizations when even relatively minor ecological shifts occur: war and collapse. Climate change is not a minor ecological shift. It is immense, global, and millennial. What will happen to the...

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Eat less meat

from The Guardian When it comes to farm animal numbers, the statistics are frightening. The world’s average stock of chickens is almost 20bn, or three per person. Cattle are the next most populous breed of farm animal at 1.4bn, with...

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Go whistle

I'm feeling increasingly desperate about Brexit. Already our economy is in dire straits and every competent economic authority in the world is telling us that after Brexit it will be far worse. Their warnings are only met not with...

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The soft and amiable virtue of humanity

It is often the case that the disciples of a great master not only falsify his teachings but in his name practise the very opposite of what he taught.  The outstanding example of course is Jesus Christ, but another...

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The seven megatrends that can beat global warming: there is hope

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/08/seven-megatrends-that-could-beat-global-warming-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_link

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