Bill Scott

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  • 100 companies and 71% of global emissions

    This is an extract from a Teach the Future [TtF] blog by Henry Webb, a 19 year old undergraduate: "Another major problem with the current system is the contradicting messages taught to students.  While climate crisis education is insufficient, climate change as...

  • English Apples, David Hume, Russian coal, Florence Nightingale and a good joke

    We've eaten (or given away) all the Discovery apples in the garden and are now eating (and giving away) the Bramleys.  The supermarkets meanwhile are still full of tasteless, sugary fruit from abroad or storage (or both).  Why is this?...

  • Bath's climate action framework

    I wrote last month that the University of Bath has agreed eleven Climate Action Framework principles through discussions with staff, campus trade unions and the students’ union [SU], and that these principles will guide how the University conducts business and inform the...

  • Extinction Rebellion and rebellion against extinction

    I see that Extinction Rebellion's loose leadership has just noticed that it has been infiltrated by a "tight-knit group of politically motivated men" (as Harold Wilson memorably put it in 1966); that is, those bent on the destruction of capitalism...

  • Climate Justice?

    A curious half-discussion the other day – by zoom, of course.  It focused on how best to raise public awareness of the ecological / environmental issues we all face, especially climate change, so that the said public then might bring pressure to...

  • – £5.1 billion

    What should we make of this humungous sum, which is BP's trading deficit for the second quarter of 2020?  Many who long for peak oil will no doubt rejoice, although BP's shareholders might not be amongst them.  NB, I am...

  • Segregation in universities?

    I read – in the Sunday Times – with incredulity that some 72% of US universities and colleges hold segregated graduation ceremonies.  They are not described as such of course; Brown uses "Blackalaureate" to dignify this disgrace to Enlightenment values....