Most of us have a party in our pockets – those digital devices that promised a global village. We found that village, all right, and it is peopled with idiots. Plugged into iPods, chatting into palms, we are lost in techno-torpor enveloping us 24/7 from any locale.
Think nuclear power and you probably thing of small amounts of highly radioactive material, safely encased in vast concrete bunkers, generating an endless and constant supply of clean electricity. Yes it's expensive and clearly there is a problem with nuclear waste, but if it is the answer to climate change then why not?
As the world’s poorest countries sink further and further into debt, Western corporations grow fat from government-backed projects that fuel conflicts, harm the environment and have built-in kickbacks.
Costing £2.9 billion, the UK’s new police communication system Tetra has been described by one independent scientist as likely to cause ‘more civilian deaths than all the world’s terrorist organisations put together’