Maurice Maeterlinck on environmental limits

“…when the phenomenon shall have trespassed beyond certain limits, she will beckon to life or to death – which arrives, re-establishes order, and unconcernedly marks out the path afresh.”

The Antikythera Mechanism made out of Lego

Named after the place of discovery in 1901 in a Roman shipwreck, the Antikythera Mechanism is one of the most fascinating artifacts of the ancient world. Now a bunch of geeks and an engineer armed with a Lego set, have made a fully functionally replica, and a video about it.

A year on from Climategate: What have we learnt?

The reactions to “Climategate” said more about political and cultural biases than about climate science. It’s time we woke up to the way that our values shape the world.

Geoengineering – last chance saloon or carte blanche for political inertia?

Are geoengineering projects the last chance saloon for avoiding dangerous climate change, or just another foot dragging exercise to avoid having to make politically difficult decisions about our future ?

Growth isn’t possible: Why rich countries need a new economic direction

There is a reason that in nature things do not grow indefinitely.

I don’t have to tell you things are bad…

After protests in London today this clip from 1976 film, Network seems timely – give or take a few ‘minor details’.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk on nurturing creativity

A wonderful and inspiring talk by American writer, Elizabeth Gilbert author of ‘Eat. Pray. Love’

Where did our money go?

Despite at least £1.2 trillion of taxpayers’ money being put at risk to bail out the banking system, many of the major high street banks may well be asking for another hand-out from the public purse in 2011, according to new research from my colleagues at nef (the new economics foundation).

Time for motorists to get on their bike

Given that cycling has so many benefits – environmental, social, and economic – why is it that cars still trump all other modes of personal transport whilst endangering other road users?

Tech-no-fix: why technical fixes won’t mitigate climate change

Moriaty and Honnery, two mechanical engineers from Monash University, in Australia argue that technological fixes, such as carbon capture and storage, nuclear power, geoengineering, incremental improvements in energy efficiency are ‘too little, too late.’

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