Is there any man alive more simultaneously loved and reviled than Julian Assange? I know of no one without a strong opinion on the Wikileaks founder. To many of us, he is the hero who has given us a vicarious peak behind the façade of international diplomacy. To much of the US, he’s the devil incarnate, putting more strain on international relationships since... well, since George W Bush.
It isn’t that bottled water is inherently evil.
I always get mildly irritated when I hear young international cricketers and golfers complain about how relentless their schedule is and how desperately they need a break.
This column by Simon Gear first appeared in an Optimal Energy newsletter in 2010
Forget carbon foot printing. Forget global warming (well, not entirely, because it is one enormous problem).