Megan James

People are the solution, not the problem

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Mike McGrath (Feedback, September SR) repeats Malthus’s mistake in asserting that the cause of climate change is the number of people alive.

There is a direct link between increasing greenhouse gas emission and increasing industrial production due to the use of fossil fuels. However it is perfectly possible to decarbonise all production in a completely renewable economy which could support far more people without creating greenhouse gases in significant quantities.

Unions and democracy

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The strike by lecturers this year led to a new confidence which clashed with the leadership at the congress of the University and College Union. Megan James looks back at the history of holding leaders to account.

Over the past twelve months, struggles in Higher Education have had a potency and engagement with people moving into political action for the first time that is unprecedented, certainly since the early 1970s. I personally have known nothing like it and the past year has been the most exhilarating and productive of my political life.

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