Old-age care: who pays?

The social care costs of old age are an intergenerational conundrum. Why should younger generations pay for the care costs which the baby boomers have spectacularly failed to provide for themselves? But, as Antony Mason argues, they too need a robust and sustainable system to cater for their own old age

Bioenergy – another false solution

Robert Palgrave of Biofuelwatch makes the case that bioenergy is a false solution to climate change, adding to the debt that we are leaving to future generations

Why should we do anything about climate change?

Policy-makers miss a trick if they assume that the climate change debate is anchored in scientific fact alone, argues Edward Robinson, a freelance researcher and consultant in sustainable economics. They ignore the moral dimensions at their peril.