Gordon Morgan: Trump's no 1 priority in UK visit? Defeating China
Energy and technology writer Gordon Morgan says that the US is trying to stem China’s rise through levering its allies – which is why the beginning of 5G roll-out in the UK will be worrying Washington
LAST Thursday, ahead of most other countries, a 5G internet service was released in the UK by EE.
Gordon Morgan: Trade wars and tech battles - China, Huawei and 5G
Gordon Morgan, Common Weal energy researcher, looks at the recent arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada, and finds it to be at the centre of an imperialist rivalry between the US and China over the future of big tech, as 5G is about to transform the digital communications market
Gordon Morgan: We need solutions, not scaremongering, on Scotland's green energy transition
Common Weal Energy researcher Gordon Morgan criticises a news piece and editorial in the Herald which sought to scaremonger about renewables, at a time when what we need to be worrying about is the dangers of not going green
‘BLACKOUTS, deaths and civil unrest’.
Gordon Morgan: Here's how Scotland can eliminate CO2 emissions by 2045 and help save the world
Gordon Morgan, Energy researcher for Common Weal, looks at what Scotland needs to do to take the IPCC report seriously and decarbonise the country rapidly
THE IPCC report explains, in theory, how we can limit global warming to 1.5C from pre industrial levels. It notes that we are currently experiencing the effects of 1.0 C rises and hence only 0.5 C remains if we are not to exceed that level of global warming.
Limiting it to 1.5 C will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
Gordon Morgan: If capitalism is dead, what happens next?
Economist Gordon Morgan explores the themes in Paul Mason's new book, PostCapitalism: A Guide To Our Future
THE financial collapse of 2008 and subsequent recession, depression and crises across the world give decisive evidence that the neo-liberal consensus governing economic policy for 25 years is breaking down.
Indeed, neo-liberalism, starting with Pinochet in 1973 in Chile and continuing into Greece in 2015, is a failed experiment.