Tag Archives: Jeremy Bentham

When in hole keep digging?

To mark the occasion of our World leaders converging on Rio de Janeiro this week, the BBC’s Science Editor, David Shukman, has visited the World’s largest iron ore mine, Carajas, in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. See: Forests and caves … Continue reading


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Can modernisation be “ecological”? – Part 3

This is the third and final part of my mini-critique of the school of environmental thought known as Ecological Modernisation. The first two parts having been published on 24 September and 25 September respectively. ——————- Newsflash: Today is Earth Overshoot … Continue reading

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