Environment

showers

Donald Trump has made showers great again

21 December 2020 12:28 am

President Donald Trump is the best. I already thought he was great, but I became even more convinced of his…

Boris's green industrial revolution is doomed to fail

21 November 2020 8:48 pm

Boris Johnson’s ‘green industrial revolution’, which was announced this week, looks doomed from the outset. From our heating to how we…

Denial is not a strategy, Prime Minister

21 November 2020 9:00 am

The psychodrama in No. 10 is badly timed. The government has used emergency powers to ban meetings, church services and…

great reset

What is the Great Reset?

18 November 2020 4:14 am

The phrase has shot throughout the fringes of Right-Wing Twitter like a virus through a karaoke bar. According to Pauline…

trumpist agenda

The Trumpist agenda going forward

12 November 2020 5:25 am

While Donald Trump appears to have lost the 2020 presidential election, Trump’s agenda of populism focused on the working class…

The ancients knew the value of the natural world

7 November 2020 9:00 am

The ancients knew nothing about global warming, but they still reflected on the relationship between man and nature. In the…

biden

Who’s excited about a Biden presidency?

7 November 2020 1:17 am

‘You all…declare me dead. Guess what? I ain’t dead. I’m not going to die.’ That was Joe Biden back in…

fracking

Why fracking matters

20 October 2020 6:42 am

Sigmund Freud famously noted that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. In the case of fracking, even Freud would…

How to stop trawling from trashing the North Sea

10 October 2020 9:00 am

How to stop trawlers from trashing the North Sea

california fires

California burning

30 August 2020 1:46 am

Oakland The air in Northern California was thick and yellow in November 2018. The hills were wrapped not in salty…

Extinction Rebellion's plan for eco-oligarchy

30 August 2020 1:02 am

It is very rare (although not unprecedented) for law breakers to attempt to be law makers. But Extinction Rebellion is…

Beware of beaver fever

22 August 2020 9:00 am

We shouldn’t celebrate the return of the beaver

Eco-friendly is not female-friendly

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Eco-friendly is not woman-friendly

fracking

The Democrats are fracking insane

22 February 2020 4:25 am

This article is in The Spectator’s March 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. What could be more emblematic of the American Dream than…

Upstream struggle: we are running out of time to save Britain’s salmon

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

In a few years’ time, there could be no more wild salmon in Britain

Fight fire with fire: controlled burning could have protected Australia

11 January 2020 9:00 am

 Sydney By modern standards, my grandfather would probably be considered an environmental criminal. To clear land for his farmhouse in…

Our tree-planting obsession may do more harm than good

7 December 2019 9:00 am

‘Four beef burgers is the same as flying to New York and back! FOUR BURGERS!’ When I arrived at the…

Let’s give Extinction Rebellion protestors what they want

7 October 2019 11:25 pm

Extinction Rebellion’s leaders have arrived in London by fossil-powered train, car and bus – brandishing their mobile phones full of…

Young recycling zealots are talking rubbish

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Church attendances may be falling, but there’s a new religion in town: recycling. Its followers are devout and full of…

A modern-day El Dorado: the Serra Pelada gold mine, Brazil, 1986

Sebastiao Salgado – master of monochrome, chronicler of the depths of human barbarity

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Occasionally, we encounter an image that seems so ludicrously out of kilter with the modern world that we can only…

By taking on grouse-shooting, Labour is risking rural jobs

17 August 2019 9:00 am

The Glorious Twelfth this year, signalling the start of the grouse-shooting season, was overshadowed by a Labour party press release…

In praise of the bands that said no to Greta Thunberg

13 August 2019 8:41 pm

My faith in rock music has been temporarily restored. According to the manager of The 1975, the execrable essay/song that…

Were the US shootings racially motivated?

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Who wrote ‘Our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country … creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations…

Pure hagiography – the BBC’s Extinction Rebellion: Last Chance To Save The World?

20 July 2019 9:00 am

I’m beginning to feel like Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers: almost the last person on Earth who…

Re-wilders forget that humans are nature too

6 July 2019 9:00 am

‘Life pours back in.’ A score of us, listening to Charlie Burrell at the Knepp estate ten days ago, will…