Bright Green

‘Will the green agenda be killed off by the longer-term coronavirus recovery? Or might the closure of so much business, and the cleaner air that results from planes not flying and factories not working, give us extra years to gain control of our environment?’

‘Two-fifths of our rivers are man-made canals: dug down, dredged, and separated from their flood plains’

‘Forget sponges, corals, sea fans, and sea weed: ancient, blossoming sea forests and coral reefs are now Flanders trenches’

‘Entangled with their host plants, insects are helpless as we fragment and destroy their habitats’

Moors have become, in effect, unregulated farms. This dying terrain radiates extraordinary amounts of carbon dioxide

‘To eat less soya, eat more of it. The paradox bites only on those who are unaware of how much soya is contained in the meat they eat’