What we learned this week

  • Not the first time it’s been done, but there’s been another survey of climate scientists and whether or not they agree with that human activity is warming the planet. .
  • Meanwhile, how about this for the definition of institutional denial – the Treasury recently blocked a proposed review into the risks that climate change and resource scarcity pose to the economy. That’s from this , in which he also mentions that the number of people working on climate adaptation at DEFRA has been cut from 38 to just 6. I find that extraordinary.
  • I came across the other day, a somewhat unorthodox journal of art and criticism. This issue includes an extract on revolution from David Graeber’s book The Democracy Project, which is well worth a read.
  • And as Microsoft and Sony prepare to do battle again in the next generation of games consoles, did you know there’s an ?

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