The winter of 2017/18 has been unusually long and cold. As spring finally appears to be establishing itself, John Powell revisits in part, a post he wrote two years ago and further considers how wildflowers can be considered public goods and how recent changes in EU legislation should protect insect pollinators.
For the last five years, Senior Research Fellow Dan Keech has been teaching in Brno on a short course about food and sustainability at the Masaryk University in Brno. This year he was persuaded to write a blog about his experiences about his time over there which always includes some local culinary delights.
Thursday 22nd March was World Water Day. In his series of blogs, John Powell discusses water, and the need to consider the property rights regime to ensure its effective and equitable use.
This week is the National Hunt Festival – also known as ‘Gold Cup Week’ in Cheltenham, one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the world. John Powell ponders on the nature of risk and the role of gambling and financial investment in society.
As the most prolific blogger in CCRI, John Powell has set himself the challenge of writing a post per month during 2018. Nick Lewis, John’s colleague and office room-mate, wanted to explore the reasons behind this and motivations for his regular outputs.
It is fifty years since Garrett Hardin’s paper ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ was published. In his latest blog post, senior research fellow, John Powell discusses this article, which continues to be cited and used throughout the world, despite the fact that Hardin’s conceptual framework is, and always has been, flawed.
Hannah Chiswell blogs about overcoming challenges in publishing as an Early Career Researcher. The blog offers some practical suggestions on how to deal with publishing and the review process.
In John Powell’s third and final blog post concerning ‘time’, he discusses living in the present and how it should be utilised, both personally and communally.
Despite the nights drawing in and the onset of winter, there is plenty of planning to do for the spring. Year two of the Urban Garden Project will be about continuing to create wildlife habitats and to improve biodiversity. Read more in the 6th installment of Isabel’s blog.
Before Christmas, John Powell published the first part of a series of blog posts concerning time as a resource. In this second post, he discusses looking back and forwards in time, and how choices made by ourselves or others can set us along a particular path – one that we may not always be happy with.