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Talking about Population

February 16, 2012

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Summary: The ‘population question’ comes and goes, but the issue never really goes away, and there is still a general unwillingness to talk about it. While I certainly don’t see it as the world’s greatest threat, I think the goal of a stable population across the world is an honerable one, and one unavoidable requirement […]

What makes a Climate Leader?

December 23, 2011

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Summary: Everybody has an influence on those around them, the only question is whether that influence is positive or negative. This article investigates the characteristics of climate change leadership, arguing that everybody has the possibility of being a climate leader. Power is not required for climate leadership, only the possibility to positively influence others around […]

We are the 99%, and we are to blame

December 10, 2011

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Summary: The slogan ‘we are the 99%’ lets us off too easily, and lays the blame on the 1%. In reality, it is our shared values that are to blame for the crises we are facing. Something about the Occupy Movement has been bugging me, and now I think I have come to realise what it […]

Christian’s Theory of Relativity

July 1, 2010

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Just in case you are worrying, this isn’t about E = mc2 or anything vaguely complicated. It’s a far simpler theory relating to inequality and its consequences, and in fairness, it isn’t really my own original theory, just my own way of arguing the point. On top of this, it is another small example of […]

The First-World Doctor

July 1, 2010

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A good doctor takes a systems approach. If we speak to a doctor with a whole raft of complaints; poor sleep, lethargy, headaches, skin infections, hair loss, impotence – let’s say general stress – they should not just treat each symptom separately. They would enquire about our lifestyle, whether we are happy in our relationships […]

Rethinking Efficiency

July 1, 2010

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Our economy is driven by the goal of efficiency, yet at the same time we are becoming increasingly inefficient. This paradox can be explained by examining the way we measure both efficiency and the needs of our current economic model. It requires us to be inefficient to survive – and increasingly so. What it all […]

Environmentalism and Religion – Too Many Similarities?

July 1, 2010

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My stance on religion has varied through time. In my youth, I was a Christian by default (after my parents christened me), and I don’t think I ever thought much about what that meant. I never remember attending church aside from the occasional wedding or funeral. In the final few years of school, I attended […]