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Review of Dark Money by Jane Mayer

1 October 2017

Pub. Scribe, Melbourne and London, 2017 Jane Mayer is a well-known American journalist who wrote The Dark Side, a book dealing with the negative effects on American life of the conduct of the so-called war on terror, and has co-authored two other books. She says, “In many ways, the research on [read more]

The Crisis in Catalonia: 1st October 2017

1 October 2017

The Spanish interior minister, Juan Ignacio Zoido, described the response of the Guardia Civil and Spanish police in Catalonia on the 1st October 2017, as “proportional and professional”, this was not a view shared by many in Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia, and by those who saw the [read more]

German Energy Policy Following the 2017 Election

26 September 2017

As the dust settles on the results of the German election, it is becoming obvious that the fall in votes for the two largest parties, including Angela Merkel’s CDU, will mean significant changes in German policies in a number of areas. There has also been speculation that the CDU will form a [read more]

Taking the Long View: The ‘Forever Legacy’ of Climate Change

26 September 2017

This article originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is republished with their kind permission http://e360.yale.edu/features/taking-the-long-view-the-forever-legacy-of-climate-change Climate change projections often focus on 2100. But the geological record shows that unless we rapidly [read more]

Review of The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce

23 September 2017

Pub. Little Brown, London 2017 Edward Luce’s previous book, “Time to Start Thinking: America and the Sceptre of Decline” was a timely account of the decline of the American state, this book, appears to be primarily a commentary on the rise of populism, with particular reference to the [read more]

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2017 is eighth lowest on record

20 September 2017

DAISY DUNNE  and ROBERT MCSWEENEY Arctic sea ice has dwindled to its summer minimum for 2017, with its smallest extent for the year clocking in at 4.64m square kilometres (sq km) on 13 September. At 1.58m sq km below the 1981-2010 average, this puts 2017 as the eight lowest summer minimum in the [read more]

Water, energy, food can’t be seen separately

20 September 2017

by Joydeep Gupta Climate change is making it imperative that the nexus between the three is integrated into all development plans You need water and energy to grow food. You need water to generate energy, even in a solar farm. You need energy to pump water. The water-energy-food nexus is a [read more]
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