The future of this blog and issues deserving greater attention in 2015

Over the past few days I’ve been pondering the future of this blog, including whether to continue writing next year. Ultimately, I think a blog can be a useful “clearing house” for half-formed, half-baked and generally in-progress ideas and a useful part of one’s ongoing thinking and reflection processes and for this reason I will …

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Worst case scenarios – how should we deal with low-probability risks of disaster?

Worse case scenarios are an important part of sustainability discourses which I’ve recently been prompted to consider more deeply. Indeed Cass Sunstein – in his book Worst Case Scenarios (published by Harvard University Press in 2007) – talks about “worse-case specialists”, a group which he contends includes environmentalists (along with many others such as those …

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