There’s a recently released climate change film that I’m urging everyone to watch at the moment. It neatly weaves together people and plots with science and politics, and is clearly designed to appeal to an audience of unusual suspects. It made me despair, but it also focused my mind. However, I’m not talking about the Age of Stupid, but a two-part drama made for BBC2. Continue reading
Basically, there’s a super-dooper secret police force called NETCU. It stands for the National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit. Pretty cool… eh! And if you finish this, you’ll also learn about another super secret organisation that are called ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers). Scared yet? You will be.
You see all the time on telly, climate change protestors camping in the city and then being violently removed after clashes with police, G20 protestors in a riot with police in London and bank windows smashed in G20 protest.
Hello from the People & Planet Society at London South Bank University (LSBU)! I was invited to write a post as LSBU is one of the post 1992 universities (once known as Borough Polytechnic Institute) and a very different environment from a red-brick or campus based university. Continue reading
Weaving through the concrete maze of London city, the sun beamed down and glanced off our watches as we approached the crisp, glassy sheen of the European Climate Exchange offices…
There is a lot less sympathy for obesity than there is for anorexia and yet in some ways they’re both socially determined, particularly obesity. Education and class are the most significant factors in obesity and neither of them are the fault of the individual. In my local newspaper last month, there was an article about a family who were all obese, and who stated they could not survive on the benefits they were getting. Continue reading