Archive of: Tony Whitbread

  • The Economics of Biodiversity

    The Economics of Biodiversity

    A major review has been produced by Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor of Economics and Cambridge University – “The Economics of Biodiversity​”, looking at the economics of biodiversity, but it in a quite fundamental way.

  • There is no wealth but life

    There is no wealth but life

    If we win the war against nature, we will have crushed the very life support systems on which we depend. This will be our ultimate “Pyrrhic victory”.

    So what is driving us towards our own self destruction?

  • Trees and the climate emergency

    Trees and the climate emergency

    Dr Tony Whitbread tackles the issue raised from his previous blog, as we are in a climate emergency, the priority must be to get the trees in the ground as an emergency action

  • The trouble with trees

    The trouble with trees

    The creation of forests and woods can be a major contribution to restoring nature and can draw carbon out of the atmosphere, so helping fight climate change. However, done badly, tree planting and tree regeneration can cause major ecological damage.

  • End of the road for Highways England

    End of the road for Highways England

    Highways England have, once again, served up the same tired old ideas for a bypass around Arundel.​ Discussed for decades, there seems to have been little progress from a basic mind set that has been shown not to work over and over again.

  • Climate emergency and local democracy

    Climate emergency and local democracy

    District Council elections are an opportunity to ask your candidates what answers do they have for the climate and ecosystem emergency

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