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Tim Benton
food systems/ climate/ sustainability/ environment; research meets policy; Research Director at Chatham House; Professor at Leeds U; views my own
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WWF UK 19h
“There will be no jobs on a dead planet.” Everyone in business needs to hear this message. Watch , a new film inspired by the groundbreaking Netflix series:
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Sacha Mooney Jun 20
Nice work and , especially liked the positive conclusion..
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Wil Benton Jun 19
First experience of 🌱 and, albeit wrapped up in an amaze ‘Plant’ 🍔, couldn’t tell the difference 🤯
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The Economist Jun 17
Greenland is currently losing 3bn tonnes of ice every day, roughly three times the average for mid-June in 1981-2010
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SCB SSWG Jun 17
Well-being measures are here to replaces the gross domestic product (GDP). Budget in New Zealand sets example for other Western democracies.
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Tom Raines Jun 17
Brexit has illustrated that the EU is Europe’s regulatory hegemon. A trade, regulation and standard-setting superpower. It can use that position to lead the world on crucial issues of privacy, competition, technology and the environment. New piece:
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Professor Tim Lang Jun 16
As UK watches (again) the choosing of a Prime Minister by a small group (Labour did it in 2007), see my new blog on why whoever comes out top faces a food crisis if he (and it'll be a he) crashes the UK out of the EU. Think food as you choose a PM:
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Tim Benton Jun 16
Replying to @JohnAltringham
Been sitting reading quietly this afternoon. Periodically, peace disturbed by “thud” as one of our many fledglings flies into a window by mistake. So far, nothing more than stunned for a few secs. Dreading the young woodpecker taking the wrong turn, cos he will more than thud!
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Tim Benton Jun 16
The systems on which we rely are often more fragile than we appreciate. Here’s an interesting example of a temporary breakdown across a large scale.
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John Curtin Jun 16
One map that’s says it all. And most of that rain fell in just a couple days. Ulceby Rain Gauge - which is at the top of the Steeping catchment -recorded 132mm (5.2 inches) of rain from 10/12th of June - June average is 60mm. Response continues to support those affected
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Hill Top Farm Jun 14
Have a moment chewing the cud with Plato and a solitary Skylark on Hawkswick Clowder.
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Robin Niblett Jun 13
“Those who built the cathedrals of the past could imagine their children’s future; we cannot imagine the future of ours” “That’s because we can’t imagine the future at all.” Excellent conversation between Patricia Lewis and Lord Martin Rees
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Neil Adger Jun 13
You got it. Result for past 70 years. But drivers and sensitive in future to climate e.g. the ability of states to look after their citizens in times of crisis - challenged by climate change. Hence the need to avoid climate change reinforced by the future risk finding.
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Tim Benton Jun 13
See the Chatham House "chokepoints report" pointing out the strategic importance of the relatively small number of places on which the world depends for transport:
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Tim Benton Jun 12
Yep, for sure. That looks like a cool planter!
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Prof Chris Elliott OBE Jun 11
French burger scandal; chapter 2 of Horsemeat scandal warns Foodwatch. Exploiting the poorest in society for financial gain.
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Megan Darby Jun 10
I can't even imagine how you get through this without air con
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Andy Reisinger Jun 6
Rising methane: A new climate challenge. Excellent short review of trends, sources and sinks. "If this rise continues unabated, cuts to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases will need to be even steeper to achieve the Paris goal."
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Earthjustice Jun 5
Incredible speech by on holding the powerful accountable for their inaction on the climate crisis. "We young people are waking up. And we promise, we will not let you get away with it anymore."
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Guy Poppy Jun 6
Excellent news. Will be great in this role.
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