Covid risks need managing

Covid risks are not new Covid risks have been around since early 2020 or earlier if you count cases occurring abroad. People have been managing them in various ways. Social distancing. Sanitisation. Avoiding crowds and more recently - masks. And the government and the...

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Climate Change Deniers – let’s agree!

Climate change deniers are often denigrated Climate Change deniers are no longer in fashion, since Donald Trump left office. I have written before that I have come only gradually to accepting the majority opinion. However, I was more a sceptic than a denier for a long...

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COP26 and your business risks

COP26 will lead to changes COP26 exists in order to bring about changes. Some will be long-term, some medium, others short-term, but almost everyone is saying that at least some changes need to begin immediately. Nobody seems keener on instant change than the recent...

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Don’t panic – switch!

Don't panic ? Who says? Don't panic is the message these days. Many members of the government and senior executives of various businesses have been telling us that there is no need to panic. There are shortages of goods on the shelves, there's a crisis in the gas...

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The public sector could do more

Why is the public sector controversial? The government will be holding a review of public expenditure as part of the Autumn Budget process. The chancellor will receive demands to spend more and other demands to spend less on the public sector. This discussion will be...

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Veganism: can it save the planet?

Veganism has become respectable. Veganism is not only more popular than ever, but it is now socially acceptable even among carnivores. I remember when people looked upon you as a dangerous extremist if you were a vegan or a vegetarian. You were rejecting the norms of...

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Electric cars won’t stop climate change?

Electric cars are becoming a must-have Electric cars are one of the ways we can help reduce consumption of fossil fuels and hare strongly advocated by many. In a recent post, getting one was one of the options I said I needed to consider when thinking of ways I could...

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Save the planet? Me? How?

Save the planet from what? Save the planet from climate change, of course, about which I wrote about recently. I said governments, businesses and individuals all need to act and act now. Although I have come late to this party, I can now appreciate the seriousness of...

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Climate change – how late am I?

Climate change is not new. The climate has been changing ever since the end of the Ice Age, around 10,000 years ago. There have been ups and downs but on the whole the world has been getting gradually warmer. However, many people are just becoming aware of it. At...

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Andrew Hoy has a lesson for us all

Andrew Hoy is who? Andrew Hoy is a member of the Australian silver medal winning team at the Olympic equestrian three-day event, who also  won an individual bronze. At 62 he is one of the oldest competitors in any event at the games and a veteran of eight Olympics....

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Reading most urgently recommended for the PM

Reading is good for you Reading is good for your mind and your soul. It can benefit your finances and your body if you apply the lessons correctly, as I should. I hope you didn't stop learning when you left school or college. There is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom...

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Statistics don’t mislead, politicians do

Statistics have many uses Statistics can inform or educate us. They can correct misunderstandings. Their greatest value, often, is that they let us see things in proportion, which means we do not have to overreact to a few untypical events whether crimes, accidents,...

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