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Do we have a “green government” or a “greenwash government”?

No Comments 18 May 2011

Our “green government” is in the news again. I was pleasantly surprised this weekend when I read that the Cabinet had finally agreed to a deal to slash the UK’s carbon emissions.

My first reaction?

“It’s about time.”

For all its aspirations to be a green government, the Coalition was in danger of losing credibility on this front, having made such a big fuss about its green proposals during the General Election. Continue Reading

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Future Tech

Why I love technology

No Comments 12 March 2011

As readers of The Human Race will know, I love technology. Yes, I’m a real gadget man. Mankind’s capacity for invention and ingenuity fascinates me. The idea that someone, somewhere in the world sat down and had the intelligence, perseverance and creativity to invent something that hopefully solved a problem for someone else is partly romantic, often exciting and sometimes terrifying. There have been a few wobbles along the way, but technology has helped us to evolve and survive.

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Future Travel

Electric cars: cutting or increasing emissions?

No Comments 04 March 2011

This big push towards electric cars has long puzzled me. On the face of it, the move looks like a great way to reduce emissions by replacing the internal combustion engine with batteries. However, what everyone seems to be forgetting is that in most countries electricity is generated by coal, one of the dirtiest fossil fuels around.

According to the World Coal Association, coal accounts for 41% of global electricity production. However, what is really worrying is that in some of the world’s largest countries, coal accounts for an even larger percentage of electricity production; namely the USA at 49% and China at 79%. Continue Reading

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Unputdownable. Yes, I know it's not a word, but it definitely applies here, anyway. That's the word I'm going with, to describe The Human Race by O.C. Heaton. - Hira N. Hasnain

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The BeachThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeLife of PiOuter DarkThe FirmAlexander 3: The Ends of the Earth: A Novel

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