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Inhospitable Planet

There may be water on Mars. But is there intelligent life on Earth? Read more.

Wiping the World Clean

The Ecomodernists launching their manifesto today propose solutions that are both ignorant and brutal. Read more.

Smoke and Mirrors

Pollution, as scandals on both sides of the Atlantic show, is a physical manifestation of corruption. Read more.

Power Failure

Yes, we are pro-nuclear, but the proposed Hinkley C plant should be scrapped. Read more.

The Same Hymn Sheet

What the secular left could learn from evangelical Christianity. Read more.

The Iron Mask

Living as if seen from the future. Read more.

Rural Idiocy

The BBC’s coverage of the countryside is a biased, unquestioning, deferential disgrace. Read more.

Britain’s Mafia State

Where does legitimate business end and organised crime begin? Read more.

The Dawning

How I caught a glimpse, through the unlikely medium of roadkill, of what lies beneath. Read more.

Something Stinks

When governments lobby in favour of air pollution, you can be pretty sure there’s corruption involved. Read more.

Curator of the Future

Jeremy Corbyn is the only candidate who can revive the Labour Party. It’s the others who are chasing an impossible dream. Read more.

Slim Chance

New evidence suggests that obesity might be incurable. So why does the government propose to punish sufferers? Read more.

Danger Mice

Beware of politicians making themselves look big by inflating security threats Read more.

Falling in Love Again

Rebuilding our relationship with the natural world can re-animate our own lives, as well as the ecosystem. Read more.

Breaking Faith

The European Union is becoming ever harder for progressives to love. Is it time to get out? Read more.

Disinventing Democracy

The assault on Greece is just the latest episode in a long history of shutting down choice on behalf of the financial elite. Read more.

Common Purpose

What better symbol of a regenerating Scotland could there be than a new network of national parks? Read more.

Curb Your Malthusiasm

Vilification of the unemployed as scroungers and skivers has a long and grisly heritage. Read more.

Channelling the Joy

In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money. Read more.

Thinking Like an Elephant

New insights from the deep past should transform the way we work with forests. Read more.