The loneliness of the long-distance CEO

Here is a report on a recent study of CEO health and well-being.  Unsurprisingly it finds that most CEO’s, particularly of major corporations, feel isolated, under intolerable strain, under constant scrutiny, and unsupported.  They are likely to become inward looking, to stop listening to the external world, and hence to focus on their own ambition […]

Farming trees is more effective in reducing carbon pollution than farming soil carbon

Ever since climate change was recognised as the serious challenge it is, attention has been given to ‘carbon sinks’–complexes of natural phenomena that absorb carbon.  Forests are the standard carbon sink, leading to strategies of preservation of old growth forests and re-forestation.