23.06.2021
“No Good Choices Left”: Our Dilemma Under a White Sky

After her Pulitzer-winning The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert’s new book, Under a White Sky, describes the world of “techno-fixes” to the damage we have inflicted on nature. Today, the world faces the dilemma that even the most well-intentioned interventions risk making matters worse, though we may no longer have the luxury of refusing them. In a century that will be shaped by the climate crisis, learning to navigate humanity’s “mixture of hubris and cluelessness” when dealing with nature will be essential.

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14.06.2021
Cultivating Meat: A Food Revolution?

Meat products grown in a laboratory could soon be widely available but is this something environmentalists should welcome and support?

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23.12.2020
Pixelated Truth: Covid-19 and the Battle for Reason

The Coronavirus pandemic has become a battleground, with far-right forces leading the attack and undermining respect for nature, science and reason.

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09.12.2019
Who Needs 5G in Malta?

Writing from Malta, Michele Kipiel argues that a democratic debate over what 5G technology is for and who controls it is both vital and urgent.

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25.11.2019
Reopening GMO Rules Would Be a Dangerous Waste of Time and Money

The EU may be reopening rules on genetically modified food with serious implications for small farmers, consumers and the climate.

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24.07.2013
Greens and Science: Why the Green Movement Is Not Anti-Science

The Green Movement owes a great deal to science, but is sometimes portrayed as anti-science.

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28.06.2013
The Sciences Required for Understanding Sustainability

A problem cannot be solved using the same thought that created it.

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26.10.2012
Modernity and the Greens: a Letter from Sweden

Responding to the third edition of the GEJ, ‘Beyond Growth/Degrowth’, this piece looks at the ecological movement’s relationship with modernity and science, and considers what implications this debate has for the Swedish Greens.

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