What we learned this week

  • The general public may not be taking entirely seriously just yet, but the US military are – climate change is now formally part of military strategy, and recognised as a destabilising force.
  • It’s been a week for not getting away with things, as some of our MPs have discovered, but the big sting is BAE systems. The UK’s biggest arms manufacturer has been fined £285 million for corruption. Hurrah.
  • Here’s another bit of evidence for climate change, and a good consequence in this instance: Trees are growing faster than they were 200 years ago, according to scientists in the US.


  1. Hey,
    Good post! I’ve been reading your blog for a while and enjoy and learn. The booktips are great, and more equality and less strain on the environment are so obvoius and important issues. Reading J. Diamonds “Collapse” was an eye-opener for me, and I’m still considering how to actually contribute in some way to preserve our fragile nature and planet. This blog is a good reminder..

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