Going Underground: Climate crisis, waiting list suicides, & privatisation problems (E169)


Published on Feb 2, 2015

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on environmental politics. Tony Juniper, author of the book What Nature Does for Britain, believes the government’s entire approach is short term and does not take into account the benefits provided in nature, such as the ‘£430 million of free work’ done by bees, and warns climate scepticism will leave us ‘naked’ in the face of the extreme challenges posed by climate change. Geoff Heyes, of mental health charity Mind, warns of a crisis in mental health care, with 1 in 6 people attempting suicide whilst on NHS waiting lists. We take a look at what went wrong with Hinchingbrooke, the UK’s only privately run NHS hospital. American Sniper controversy and Greece’s ‘Marxist’ negotiators hit the headlines in Breaking Views. And did you get your tax return done? HMRC suffers from severe IT problems and congested phone lines, but it’s ok – you can tweet them your problems!

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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