This year’s intensely hot weather across the world, with its consequent rash of wildfires from Hawaii to Canada and around the northern hemisphere, presents humanity with an urgent and challenging call for effective action on climate. Sadly, our millionaire prime minister has met this challenge with a firm commitment to add as many tonnes of […]
Author: Dr Richard Lawson
Dr Richard Lawson is a retired GP/Psychiatrist, and a non-retired activist for green politics. He was one of the first Green elected District Councillors, and is a past National Speaker for the Green Party. He is author of Bills of Health, a study in preventive health (conclusion: one fifth of the NHS budget is spent trying to cure illness caused by unemployment, poverty, bad housing, and pollution), is an inventor, poet, blogger and flute player. He lives with his wife on the edge of a wood in Somerset.
As a young man I took a holiday in the West Country in my van, carrying a small home-built sailing boat, looking for beaches and slipways from which to access the endless ocean. The map showed a slipway in one small town on a beautiful Cornish estuary, so I headed off the main road and […]