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Part two of our three part series with Richard Darn from the new English Civil War Centre in Newark, Nottinghamshire which opened last year. The 1640s Civil war saw almost 10% of the English population killed through fighting, disease and hunger but what was it all about? Yes King Charles I and the Cavaliers were fighting Oliver Cromwell and the roundheads but what was it that divided the nation? With so many dead and wounded it was a period when many were called on to patch up severely injured soldiers on both sides.
Elizabeth Woodworth used to be chief medical librarian for the government of the province of British Columbia and in her retirement she has been active campaigning to raise awareness of climate change and related social issues. In her latest book, which she co-wrote with Dr David Ray-Griffin, she has put together an handbook of how to successfully campaign to save the planet for disasterous changes in the atmosphere which could make it increasingly difficult for humans to grow food and even live. She points out that once a certain amount of ice at the poles has melted the sunlight is not reflected back into space so that the planet could get much hotter as much more of the sun's heat is absorbed, that whole process may even be irreversible. Elizabeth points us to various of the top scientists and authors on the subject as does her book:
Unprecedented Climate Mobilization: A Handbook For Citizens And Their Governments By Elizabeth Woodworth & David Ray Griffin ISBN: 978-0-9972870-7-3
Lawrence Woods joins us for one of our occasional trips across the Atlantic to Columbia where he's lived for many years. The United Nations are trying to force cultural changes on the indigenous peoples as part of the 'Equalities agenda' which ordinary people in Columbia aren't happy about. In South America there is a strong mistrust and dislike for initiatives that try to force women into paid work which is seen as separating women from their children and taking away their choice about whether they wish to work for money or not.