Newcastle upon Tyne (2015)

We have an exciting line-up of discussions for Green-Thinkers during 2015 to stimulate the little green cells as follows:

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How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place? (Green Thinkers – 13th Nov 2014)

How to Spend...This month we are going all out to avoid confirmation bias, and reading the newly released 2nd edition of “How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place” by Bjorn Lomborg. No doubt a worthy question to ask, but will you agree with Lomborg’s analysis? If not, come and tell us how you would spend the cash. All opinions welcome.

You can purchase the kindle edition for £3.28, or paperback from £8.99 on Amazon. The seller is the Copenhagen Consensus Center, USA.

Join us at on 13th November 2014 at the fantastic Bridge Hotel, Newcastle.

Entry to our meeting will be £5, or £3 concessions, and include chips and sandwiches. Food from 6.30pm, and discussion from 7pm.

Feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who might be interested in joining our discussion.

Email marek@green-thinkers.org to book a place.

My thoughts on ‘What has nature ever done for us’ by Tony Juniper

A group of us braved the floods on 5th December to discuss Tony Juniper’s ‘What has nature ever done for us?’ The following few paragraphs explain what I personally took from the book, and our discussion.

I found a kindred spirit in Juniper. I grew up in awe of nature: I have an early memory catching caddisfly larva in tributary of the Trent, experimenting on them at home, enthralled as they reconstructed their shells from coloured beads. On holiday in Corfu I discovered the rainbow-world of marine biology – an experience that inspired me to study this at university. However, despite an instinctively feeling that nature is priceless, I often find it difficult making a business case for its protection; and that is why I found the treasure-trove of case studies presented in this book so valuable. Continue reading