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One thing we have learnt this week – food deserts

We have learnt this week that more than a million people in the UK live in food deserts.  These are poorer places where either a lack of transport or supermarkets or other food shops make the purchase of healthy food … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – new measure of wellbeing

The green party in England and Wales wants a new measure of wellbeing they have announced this week.  Since GDP has captured economics in the modern age some people have been searching for a better measure of happiness and economic … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – we need to talk about endless growth

We need to talk about endless growth.  George Monbiot wrote a typically provocative article this week looking at the idea of endless economic growth and the damage it would do to the planet. I don’t agree with everything he writes … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – climate change is bad for crop yields

Climate change is bad for crop yields.  That much has been shown to be true his week.  We have had a fantastic summer (now firmly over in this part of the Northern hemisphere).   But crop and animal feed yields have … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – does “no wind” matter?

Does “no wind” matter at least in summer?  Are our summers getting calmer?  The UK’s renewable data has been released this week.  It shows surprise surprise we had a calm summer with little wind.  We had lots of hot still … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – is a healthy diet sustainable?

Is a healthy diet sustainable?  Listening to the radio this morning there is a new diet and health study out that suggests diets (such as the Aitkins) that substitute protein and fat for carbohydrates may not be good for you. … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – climate change is bad for your health

Climate change is bad for your health.  The whole of the northern hemisphere has been suffering from a heatwave this summer.  The technical cause is the path of the jetstream.  However the path of this is affected by other factors … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – land value tax

This site supports all sorts of tax reforms, a citizens income, a carbon ration and also a land value tax.  What has the land value tax got to do with the environment?  I’ll come to that but first a brief … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – climate change and mental health

Climate change is regarded as a threat to all sorts of things, civilisation itself, wine, beer, skiing….  Now there is said to be a link between climate change and mental health.  So far there has been too little action.  You … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – indirect gadget energy use

I’ve been reminded about indirect gadget energy use this week.  I’ve blogged on this before but the article I read was a real eye opener.   Here are some of the claims. Soon data centres will have a bigger carbon footprint … Continue reading

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