Big European electricity utilities are facing an existential crisis. How did this happen and what should they do?

For most consumers, the revolution that is taking place in the energy markets has been hidden from view. They still get reliable electricity from the grid, with which to power More...

The renewables and battery revolution. What history teaches us about the future.

The advent of cheap renewable energy and battery storage has already started to change the world. It is not an exaggeration to call this change a “revolution”. Some companies More...

Hinkley Point decision is really about China and Brexit

Brexiteers were worried that cancelling Hinkley could impact on one of their cherished goals – a trade agreement with China to help justify Brexit. Much ink has been spilled More...

Justinian’s Plague and Ebola

The Roman Emperor Justinian had started to rebuild the Roman Empire when the Mediterranean was hit by a plague that wiped out a third of the empire’s population. It had a More...

Greenland’s ice caps are bigger than thought previously. So what?

Lots of interesting science coming out at the moment about the impact of global warming on sea levels.  A new report about Greenland claims that the ice that is trapped on More...

The West’s romance with Free Trade is ending. Why?

Donald Trump is marching the US into a trade war with China.  Markets are rattled.  China is rattled.  American companies More...

Hinkley Point decision is really about China and Brexit

Brexiteers were worried that cancelling Hinkley could impact on one of their cherished goals – a trade agreement More...

Why an expanding global middle class is going to cause us all problems

Much has been made of recent announcements that the world’s population is not going to peak...

Climate Change Refugees

Three hundred people drowned last week when an overcrowded fishing boat sank off the tiny Italian...

Two key fertilisers are running out. When they are gone we will starve- Jeremy Grantham

Jeremy Grantham, the world famous financier who warned of the 1989 Tokyo stock market crash, US...

Europe has unique problems with Muslim immigration. Here’s why.

Europe has unique problems with Muslim immigration.  This is at once both an obvious statement of reality More...

History is written by the winners. And Europeans are losing.

History is written by the winners. And the winners are the ones who are in charge, either by sheer numbers..

Corruption and Wealth – how they correlate by country

As expected, corruption is bad for wealth.  History Future Now was researching for an article and needed some data to cross reference...

Leaving the EU Part 2: What can history teach us about the possible outcomes of Brexit?

In Part 1 of this series History Future Now investigated instances where seceding from an empire or supranational More...

Brexit and Napoleon’s Continental System

Those of you who read or watched Sharpe, a book and TV series about a British soldier – played by Sean..

Hinkley Point decision is really about China and Brexit

Much ink has been spilled about why Prime Minster May’s new Conservative government should not have approved the £18bn Hinkley Point..

Mechanical Turks- the future of employment is pretending to be a machine

Once upon a time most people were involved in agriculture. Now only 2% of the population in developed countries work in..

The West’s romance with Free Trade is ending. Why?

Donald Trump is marching the US into a trade war with China.  Markets are rattled.  China is rattled.  American companies are..

The Forgotten Monsters of Prehistory

My 12 year old son’s third book – The Forgotten Monsters of Prehistory – is now available to buy from Amazon..