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The growing global health crisis

In 1969, when addressing the American Congress, Surgeon General William Stewart is believed to have said that “it is time to close the book on infectious diseases, and declare the war against pestilence won”. This came at a time of … Continue reading

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Recent flooding is just a taste of what is to come for the UK

“Let’s hope this isn’t the sign of things to come,”1. In the aftermath of the severe flooding which has hit both the UK’s coastlines and rivers in the past few weeks, Margaret Young, a resident at Chesil Beach in Dorset, … Continue reading

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‘Six Degrees’ by Mark Lynas – A review

In its 2001 Third Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), predicted an average global temperature rise of between 1.4o and 5.8o by the end of the century. In ‘Six Degrees’, Mark Lynas draws together half a century … Continue reading

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