Environment

Monbiot’s mission

5 April 2011 16:30

George Monbiot is undergoing an astounding and very public transformation. Last week he overcame the habit of a lifetime and…

The cost to a nation

3 April 2011 16:24

When the West looks at Japan, it’s strange that so much attention falls on the Japanese nuclear plants when the…

When it comes to global warming, rational debate is what we need

31 March 2011 15:37

We had a sell-out debate on global warming at The Spectator on Tuesday and, as I found out this morning,…

Nuclear hysteria

22 March 2011 15:14

The above Japanese video – explaining the nuclear accident to children — makes a lot more sense than many of…

A disaster film

11 March 2011 11:54

And, meanwhile, William Hague and David Cameron have issued statements on the disaster. Here’s Hague: “My thoughts are with the…

Disaster in Japan

11 March 2011 10:54

Graphs and tables cannot ever convey the full tragedy of the situation in Japan, but the one above captures an…

Tinkering with solar panel subsidy risks making bad policy worse

19 February 2011 18:57

The fallout from Chris Huhne’s sudden review of the government’s system of subsidies for small-scale renewable energy gathers momentum. Solar…

Cameron fells the forestry consultation

17 February 2011 10:27

Despite his easy charm, David Cameron is unsentimental. His dismemberment of Caroline Spelman’s sagging forestry policy at yesterday’s PMQs was…

Spelman’s a-turning

11 February 2011 12:43

The BBC reports that the government has dropped some of its plans to privatise forestry. The general scheme will proceed,…

Lost in the woods

10 February 2011 13:31

The government’s plans for state forestry are so weak and feeble that it is hard to understand why there is…

Spelman’s a lumberjack and she’s ok

27 January 2011 16:55

The coalition’s plans to privatise Britain’s woodlands have received what is euphemistically termed ‘a mixed reception’. Caroline Spelman’s consultation document…

A flooded world

17 January 2011 16:41

It looks like the opening of a Hollywood disaster film. The South African government has declared parts of the country…

Will he be back?

6 January 2011 12:55

Clichéd, for sure, but it is the line that’s tagged every story about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s departure from office. Will Arnie…

Putting a stop to taxpayer funded environmentalism

2 December 2010 9:17

It’s that time of year again, time for the world to pay attention to climate change policy for a few…

Carbon omissions

22 November 2010 15:24

With the latest round of international climate change negotiations at Cancun less than a week away, Policy Exchange has published…

Can the Greens make good on the yellow’s broken promises?

11 November 2010 17:15

One consequence of coalition and the student fees row is, as Nick Clegg said this morning, that the Lib Dems…

The Big Society in action

28 October 2010 10:45

The Big Society, in so far as it can be defined at all, envisages an empowered people taking responsibility for…

Hunt the heretic

7 October 2010 14:08

Eureka, the science magazine from The Times, is in many ways a brilliant accomplishment. Advertising is following readers in an…

Opportunistic Ed stuttering for an authentic voice

28 September 2010 9:00

The fightback begins here. To that end, Ed Miliband is being offered plenty of advice by the swords around his…

Clegg must resist temptation

16 August 2010 11:16

As Pete notes, Nick Clegg is moderating the debate over the spending review in David Cameron’s absence. It’s an unenviable…