Tag: Environment

The threat posed by climate change is among the most common of concerns repeated these days. All too often it’s expressed by the sort of person who is as unlikely to do anything. (More…)

We shouldn’t have had to go through it. But the Coronavirus crisis has taught us some hard lessons.  Most importantly, that globalisation, as it works today, is a failure. (More…)

Every track on Vladislav Delay’s new album Rakka starts with the letter R. Each feels more relentless than the last, from the opening title track through “Rakkine” (“contraption”), “Rampa” (“cripple”) and “Rasite” (“burden” or “albatross”). (More…)

For a week, it seemed, Berlin had been taken over by the left. Not just any left but something new and unrecognisable. In the place of the customary red and black flags of anti-capitalist groups, protestors were waving flags featuring an hourglass, in soft greens and light blues. (More…)

Nord Stream 2 is going ahead. Last Wednesday, after two and a half years of delay, Denmark’s government gave permission for a section of the natural gas pipeline to pass through its exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea.  (More…)

Greenland briefly bubbled up into the global consciousness this summer when Donald Trump’s offer to purchase the country was quickly dismissed as “absurd” by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. (More…)

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re living through some kind of crazy dystopian novel? (More…)

Blame it on the climate crisis. That’s what the German press has done. Winning 20.5% of the national vote in this year’s EU elections, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (the Greens) nearly doubled their 2014 showing. (More…)