Category Archives: Environment

Climate Change at Kew Gardens

Twenty-Two degrees in March – it can’t be right, This could be Lisbon rather than London, Kuwait instead of Kew, Richmond Jamaica. The tropical plants photosynthesise joyfully In the humid hothouses, Where menopausal women pull at their blouses, Complaining about … Continue reading

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No Need to Plant More Trees

It’s often put forward as a good way to help ameliorate man-made global warming, but we don’t need to plant more trees.

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Where have all the trees gone…?

The green revolution starts at home. Or at least it should. The reality is, we’re going in the wrong direction. Every week now, as I walk, cycle, or drive around my neighbourhood I see more gardens being denuded of plant … Continue reading

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TB in Badgers provokes new cull

The government have announced a new cull to stop the spread of bovine TB. The cull is highly controversial and has been the subject of bitter dispute between its proponents and those who think it is cruel and will not … Continue reading

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Population Overload

Earlier this week it was reported that, as a result of a large rise in the birth rate over the past few years, the UK is desperately short of primary school places. For me, the most surprising and worrying aspect … Continue reading

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