Global Risk Update 2014

In 2012 I delivered a public presentation called “The History of High Wycombe 2000 to 2100” in the High Wycombe Guildhall. It was based upon the World Economic Forum’s 2011 assessment of Global Risks. These assess what our world leaders expect … Continue reading

“Crude World” by Peter Maass

ISBN 978-0-141-04317-3. “Crude World – The Violent Twilight of Oil” by Peter Maass was published by Penguin Books in 2009. Maass is a globe-trotting journalist and parts of this book were compiled from writings he delivered for the likes of … Continue reading

“The Burning Question” by Mike Berners-Lee & Duncan Clark

ISBN 978 178125 045 7. “The Burning Question – We can’t burn half the world’s oil, coal and gas. So how do we quit?” by Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clark.  We reviewed Mike Berners-Lee “How Bad are Bananas?” just over two … Continue reading

“The Carbon Crunch” by Dieter Helm

ISBN 978-0-300-18659-8 (hardback). “The Carbon Crunch – how we’re getting Climate Change wrong – and how to fix it” by Dieter Helm was published by Yale University Press in 2012. Dieter Helm is a professor of energy policy at University … Continue reading

“The Big Flatline” by Jeff Rubin

ISBN 978-0-230-34218-7. “The Big Flatline – Oil and the No-Growth Economy” by Jeff Rubin was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012. You remember Jeff don’t you? He wrote the outstanding “How Your World is About to get a Whole Lot … Continue reading

“No Local” Greg Sharzer

ISBN 978 1 84694 671 4. “No Local – Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won’t Change the World” by Greg Sharzer as published by Zero Books in 2012. This is a small book by a relatively unknown author. Its cover and title … Continue reading