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Glasgow COP 26

Copied fron the Green Alliance. One year to COP26: what is the plan? Posted on 8 November, 2019 by Dustin Benton In Paris in 2015, the world pledged to keep global temperatures to well below 2 degrees, or to 1.5c if possible. But when

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Choice, Climate Change, COP 26, Glasgow, Politics, Sharing, UNCC, United Nations

Rebel Scots; Unquelled!

  Extiction Rebellion Scotland Scotland in Europe

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Posted in Brexit, Climate Change, Comment, Edinburgh, Environment, EU, News, Parliament, Photographs, Politics, Scotland, Sharing, Westminster

Occasional thoughts

A few thoughts, America is not Trump!

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Posted in Comment, Politics, Quotes, Sharing

Burning Issue

Three months ago, Chris Grayling the Transport Secretary published his much-heralded Road to Zero strategy for transport in the UK after pledging to ban fossil fuelled cars by 2040. It wasn’t much but it gave perhaps just a glimmer of

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, Environment, News, Parliament, Politics, Rage, Tories, UK, Westminster

Channel 4 News

I am not often a great fan of Twitter, however, this from Channel 4 New’s John Snow just about sums up the appalling state of democracy in the UK. Listen and weep.   

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Journalism, News, Politics, Sharing, Tory Party, UK

Fact Checking

In this era of post truth politics, today is International Fact Checking Day, you can read more about this here. Also the Ferret, Scotland’s award winning platform for investigative journalism has published its annual summary of facts checked. It is

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Journalism, News, Politics, Post Truth

OPHI Lecture

An interesting take on the democratic process here from Nobel Laurate Professor Amartya Sen of Harvard University. The professor spoke at an event at Oxford University’s Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in January. There is also a fair commentary

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Economics, History, India, OPHI, Politics
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