About The New Optimists

We ask scientists “What are you optimistic about?” Over 130 have told us. And we publish what they say.

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81 scientists in The New Optimists; ten in the Kindle Challenging Cancer. Plus free reports, updates, analyses.

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The Forum

The Forum is about Food & Cities: Birmingham 2050 — regional scientists bending their minds on the matter.

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Sustainable Food for Cities? It’s a numbers game, not community food growing game

We’re facing urgent challenges with regard to sustainable food supplies, the stuff people were talking about at the Warwick Climate Forum earlier in the month.

The Sustainable Food Cities Conference I went to in Bristol last week was a stark contrast to the Warwick gathering. 

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