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September 2015

Fairer flying


Flying is bad for the environment and a major driver of climate change. The number of flights is forecast to more than double over the next few decades, making the problem worse. Flying is the fastest growing cause of climate change. However the majority of flights are taken by a very small and rich proportion of the population. In the UK 15% of all people – the frequent flyers – take over 70% of all flights.

Fairer flying2019-02-26T14:19:16+00:00

August 2015

March 2015

Taxing times


These are taxing times but our tax system promotes unsustainability and social inequity. We need radical tax reform to address the issues of externalisation of costs, increasing income gap and [...]

Taxing times2018-11-30T14:39:58+00:00

October 2014

Green Growth


Isn't that an oxymoron? The Green Growth Advisory Group were asked to report to the Government on how to develop green economic growth, especially through increased exports. 'Green growth' is [...]

Green Growth2018-11-30T14:39:58+00:00

Book review: The Spirit Level


The Spirit Level written by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett argues that almost every social problem common in developed societies – reduced life expectancy, child mortality, child well-being, drugs, crime, [...]

Book review: The Spirit Level2018-11-30T14:39:58+00:00

June 2014

Suck it and see


A recent opinion piece on the Celsias website called "Fracking in Canterbury - No Compulsion to Publicly Notify and No Need to Consider Seismic Effect" highlights several issues that concern [...]

Suck it and see2019-01-17T14:39:41+00:00