Brexit has highlighted those that were left behind by globalisation

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HFN thinks that leaving the European Union would be a mistake.  It is likely, however, that it will happen.  So be it.  The world will not end. However, Brexit has highlighted More...

Why I am voting to Remain in the EU on Thursday

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I will be voting Remain tomorrow. This is why. I love being part of the EU and our lives have been enriched by being part of it. I like having people from all over the EU coming More...

History Future Now – the book – available on Amazon

History Future Now

  History Future Now has been turned into a hardback, with previously unpublished articles.    It is available to buy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Lulu. Amazon buyers More...

tiberius gracchus death

Brexit has highlighted those that were left behind by globalisation

HFN thinks that leaving the European Union would be a mistake.  It is likely, however, that it will happen.  So be it.  The world will not end. However, Brexit has highlighted More...

Why I am voting to Remain in the EU on Thursday

I will be voting Remain tomorrow. This is why. I love being part of the EU and our lives have been enriched by being part of it. I like having people from all over the EU coming More...

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

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Much has been made of recent announcements that the world’s population is not going to peak at 9 billion in 2050, but More...

The Impact of Shale Gas on Renewables

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A new report by Citi Research suggests that shale gas will be a short lived phenomenon as solar power cost reductions More...

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

Middle Class Angst The way the middle class has managed declining incomes is no longer working. What next?

In 2013 Robert Reich, the former Labour Secretary under President Clinton and currently a professor at...

Importing unemployment Why buying cheap imported products is more expensive for individuals and not just society

Why do so many Western politicians and economists promote a trading system that increases Western unemployment...

England’s historical relationship with Europe and what this means for Brexit and the future.  

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In 1475 Edward IV of England signed a treaty with Louis XI of France in which he formally renounced his claim 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..

The Caliphate of the Headless: why Islamic State deserves our respect

First, lets get this out of the way: the Islamic State is a frightening, murderous, group and needs to be neutralised as..

Drying up. What happens to farms if there is no water?

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NASA’s Landsat satellite images of the growing agriculture industry in the northern reaches of the Syrian More...

Renewable energy: victim of subsidy discrimination?

Why does renewable energy get criticised for receiving subsidies that are far smaller than subsidies and expenditure on other sectors of..

The immorality of climate change, a reflection on slavery and the Civil War

Today, few people look back upon African slavery in the Americas as a good thing.  There are no rousing speeches defending..
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Astronomy for 8-10 year olds – and adults too!

On Tuesday, History Future Now gave a talk to the local Cub Scout troop, where my two eldest children are members,..
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Climate Change as a game of Tetris

TED has come up with a good explanation of Climate Change using the game Tetris as an analogy for carbon "blocks"..
History Future Now Podcast

HFN is also a podcast

A number of History Future Now articles have been produced as podcasts. This makes them easier to digest while out and..

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