Angus Hanton shows how the cake analogy is a useful way of seeing the difficulties of apportioning the burden of intergenerational legacies, such as carbon emissions
Martha Bicket, a postgraduate student at Imperial College London, asks, when it comes to discount rates, how low can we go?
Angus Hanton sees our casual attitudes towards waste landfill as a mark of casual attitudes towards future generations Owners of landfill sites usually know that they have a landfill site, but their detailed knowledge is typically poor. That seems also to apply to the authorities in the UK.
Guy Shrubsole, Director of the Public Interest Research Centre, believes that the baby boomers need to wise up to their environmental responsibilities towards future generations “Society”, wrote Edmund Burke, is “a contract… between those who are dead, those who are living, and those who are to be born”.
Sam Desborough explains why he was gripped by Jilted Generation, and why he thinks it should be required reading for fellow students The blurb for Jilted Generation describes it as a work of ‘irresistible polemical energy’ and this proves to be a most apt summary of Ed Howker and Shiv Malik’s writing.
Antony Mason sees the EU fisheries policy as a classic intergenerational issue At the end of last month the TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall took his “Fish Fight” campaign to Brussels, as the first stage of rolling it out across the EU.
Liz Emerson follows a recent report on the crisis in burial grounds to its logical intergenerational conclusion Janice Turner wrote an interesting article in the Saturday Times this past weekend (21 May 2011) on another battle between the generations – this time between the living and the dead.