Active military service is well recognised as a risk factor for the development of psychiatric disorders. Since its introduction as a psychiatric diagnosis in 1980, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has evoked considerable debate; its existence has been questioned and its prevalence contested.
For years, scientists have known that climate change has the potential to wipe out eco-systems and devastate life on earth. So why is our response, to date, so feeble? What role is played by the media in creating scepticism and inertia in relation to climate change?
The oil dependence of our economies has been a very high risk strategy. Will the car survive beyond oil supplies? If it does manage to survive – and there is a case to be made for this – what will it look like?