With the Paris conference on climate change, the media has momentarily shifted its concerns to longer term environmental threats.
This week we’re publishing the second part of Adam Weymouth’s exploration of the ‘rewilding’ debate and the reintroduction of wolves. Who’s afraid of reintroducing the wolf? considers the relationship between land ownership, conservation, local communities, economy and environment, putting the debate about our responsibilities and conflicting interests when it comes to the ‘wild’ in an historical context.
More directly pointed at Paris, Sam Adelman challenges world leaders to act now in Two Weeks, 10 Targets to Save the Planet. He assesses the level of threat and offers thoughts on what should and could be done.
We also focus on the recent landmark vote in Myanmar. In Myanmar’s elections: You don’t need to rig the vote if you’ve already rigged the rules Kirsten McConnachie asks whether this was a true victory for democracy. And reflecting on historic injustices, Andrew Williams looks beyond the myth of Nuremberg and to the largely forgotten scheme of justice undertaken by Britain and its Allies after 1945, the subject of his forthcoming book A Passing Fury.