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It’s springtime. Here’s hoping that our eyes are opening along with the blossoms.


In the part of the world in which I live, Easter is associated with springtime. Green shoots emerging from the ground. Bulbs, vines, and trees awakening from dormancy. This is a moment of renewal, of hope, an opportunity to set off in a new direction.

This Easter weekend I see promising signs that we may be on our way to becoming more sophisticated in how we think about environmental issues. Below, therefore, is a bouquet of reasons from the UK to feel hopeful:

Over at Spiked, Rob Lyons has a lengthy and informative review of a book titled The Age of Global Warming: A History. Recently released in the UK, it isn’t yet available in North America, but its focus on the history of the ideas that inform today’s green movement suggests it will make an…

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