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Monthly Archives: June 2012

My talk at the Rio+20 conference, June 2012. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

“I’m a student and I’m about to sit my driving test, what will the cost of fuel be like in 50 years’ time when I’ve still got a car and need to get about? So why are people focusing on the here and now instead of what’s going to be happening in 20 or 30 years’ time for the people that are still going to be about? Everybody is focusing on what’s happening now.” “I’d like to build on someone […]

Kingfisher photos, Darwin College

What I should have said

You ever have that feeling when you get out of an interview or exam, and about 30 seconds after leaving the room you go “Oh crap, why didn’t I say that???”? Well, apparently you get the same feeling when you give a talk. I felt that way after my talk at the London Green Fair on Sunday 10 June, where I spoke about the Rio+20 summit and intergenerational justice. Perhaps I’m being too harsh on myself. But, in particular during my responses […]

“Stop Stealing Dreams” – an alternative approach to education

“Stop Stealing Dreams” – an alternative approach to education

The developed world might have to invest hundreds of billions of dollars every year for many decades , both at home and in financial and technical assistance to developing nations, to achieve a stabilized and sustainable world. It is easy to be pessimistic about the prospects for an international initiative of this scale, but not long ago a massive disengagement of NATO and Warsaw Pact forces in Europe also seemed inconceivable. Disengagement now seems to me to be possible, even […]

Great White Egrets breeding dans le UK

Great White Egrets breeding dans le UK