Is it because feral domesticated animals can somehow live on in poor health through their association with humans, whereas nature would ruthlessly pick off any weaklings in the wild animal population?In your article about housework ("Germ warfare", 14 January), you said that after washing dishes we should "rinse with plenty of water, preferably hot". Wouldn't it save money if they were rinsed with the cold water that comes directly from the mains?We’ve got aged lambics, Mexican-inspired lagers and more – all aimed squarely at delivering some serious refreshment, whether the sun is shining or not.
Throughout history sailing has been instrumental in the development of civilization, affording humanity greater mobility than travel over land, whether for trade, transport or warfare, and the capacity for fishing.
Sailing employs the wind—acting on sails, wingsails or kites—to propel a craft on the surface of the water (sailing ship, sailboat, windsurfer, or kitesurfer), on ice (iceboat) or on land (land yacht) over a chosen course, which is often part of a larger plan of navigation.
A course defined with respect to the true wind direction is called a point of sail.
It’s not such a novel idea these days – that we can influence the way the world works, through the way we spend our money. So that’s it really, I’m a hippie, I run a business (a social enterprise) to bring change to the world.
My interest is the next Industrial Revolution, how to live without burning up the planet.