Climate Change – #COP21 starts today

#COP21 is here Starting today, something very very important for the entire human species is happening, the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015 in Paris le Bourget, France. Precise details are here. Their information hub is also here. It is going … Read moreClimate Change – #COP21 starts today

Bad Idea: “Hey, let’s go bomb ISIS”

The standard knee-jerk reaction to an atrocity is to pick some almost random target in the middle east and proceed to bomb it or invade it. If you look back, clearly this has not worked out all that well … ever … and yet here we are about to embark upon more of the same, and … Read moreBad Idea: “Hey, let’s go bomb ISIS”

#ParisAttacks – The root cause was Islamism

Many words will flow as a result of Paris, and so hopefully most of those words will give expression to our empathy and humanity … sorrow, anguish, disgust, grief, and much more, and yet there is also a danger that other words will arise and be deployed unjustly against entire communities. I’ve been there and have not … Read more#ParisAttacks – The root cause was Islamism