The graph here shows that wealth as measured by GWP per capita correlates far more closely than world population with anthropogenic CO2 emissions. This very nicely supports the argument made by David Knight in his paper on Population, Wealth, and Climate Change. A recent Royal Society report also supported this.…
This book sets out on a radical re-examination of the nature of social care, the way it is practised and its purpose. Rather than being confined to a qualified cohort of designated carers, social care is an activity for all. It is the gateway to the humanization of both care-giver and care- receiver. Yet the process of humanization, in order to be effective, needs to encompass both the personal and political worlds. Read more
Fionnan Sheehan writing in today's Sunday Independant has given us reason for hope. Homeowners who have not paid the €100 household charge will start receiving personal letters in the coming weeks telling them to pay up. Environment Minister Phil Hogan is targeting the 650,000 householders who have not paid after shelving the difficult issue [...]
We've finally come to the end of our regular uploads from Fleeing Vesuvius. You can now read the entire book online and we will continue to respond to comments on the articles. Our final installment, from the New Zealand edition, is a practical list of tasks that need to be accomplished in order to adequately deal with the coming transition to a low-energy economy.