Pete Wilkinson's memories of the time around his mother's death. Especially with the pandemic, this is an everyman story.
Pete is co-founder of Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace UK and architect of what one journalist called "some of the most imaginative and successful environmental campaigns of the 80": radioactive waste dumping at sea ended, UK fur trade curtailed, dolphinaria banned, seal culling in the Orkneys abandoned, liquid radioactive waste discharges to the Irish Sea dramatically reduced, Antarctica declared a mining-free zone until 2041. Consultant to many government departments and industries. Author of two books. Member of Defra’s committee on radioactive waste management 2003–2007.
Building the Sizewell C plant, which requires vast amounts of fresh water, in an area of water scarcity makes no...
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