Banker’s bonus – don’t just stop them, get old bonuses repaid

“I have spoken to the chief executive of RBS, and made it quite clear – and he agrees – that no-one associated with these huge losses should be allowed to walk away with large cash bonuses,” said Alistair Darling Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has pumped billions of pounds of our money, and that of our children and grandchildren into failed banks because (a) the banks have behaved very irresponsibly and run up losses that they could not afford and (b) the country cannot manage without a banking system. Continue reading

Why are trees dying more quickly?

trees-in-winterIt seems that trees, those great stores of carbon, are not living as long as they used to live, and the climate changes seem to be making it more difficult for some trees to keep on living in some regions. Continue reading