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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...