Archive for April, 2009

Scratching the surface of inequality

The politics of inequality has made a comeback. This week’s UK budget translated the public mood into new taxes on high earners. People have discovered how rich the rich have become, often in undeserving circumstances, and they don’t like what...
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Car scrappage may upset climate negotiations

Lounging about my mother’s house in Shropshire on Easter Monday, I picked up her copy of The Independent to make an idle assessment of its chances of survival in these desperate times for newspapers. On the back cover was a full page...
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Climate adaptation or recycled development?

Over recent weeks I’ve reluctantly concluded that the threat of widespread hunger will be back in the headlines before the year is out. There’s already bad news coming out of Kenya and Ethiopia but I’m also worried about countries like...
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Climate activists should look beyond Copenhagen

City Screen, owners of the Picturehouse chain of cinemas, boasts that “independent (or “arthouse”) films have always been core to the Company’s profile.” I’m a member at the Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton, and was...
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