Burma, Fertility, Kyoto and Olympics
Hello I'm Iain (logging in as Fiona). I'm new to the team having just replaced David Mazower so this is my first blog, so do bear with me if its not up to your usual WHYS standards.
I've only been on the programme a few days now and it seems that in every programme meeting we keep saying that we should go back to look at what is happening in Burma.
Pro-democracy advocates had hoped that last month's protests would galvanize world opinion and create enough outside pressure to force the junta's leaders to the bargaining table. One man I spoke to yesterday told me that: "People in Burma are living with fear but are very angry. The country is a timebomb and if the international community can't intervene there will be more uprisings which will be brutally cutdown'.
A mother has given birth to twins using a revolutionary new fertility treatment for the first time in the UK.
The fertility technique, called in vitro maturation (IVM), could be a good alternative to conventional IVF for some high-risk women, say experts. Have you are are you going through IVF? Is this a new option you would consider?
Most discussions about climate change tend to be built on the premise that the Kyoto Protocol is a Good thing. Well two distinguished academics have written a piece in the Journal Nature questioning whether that's really true. Are they right?
Air pollution in Beijing will not significantly improve before next year's Olympic Games, according to a United Nations report. Now haven't we always known that the air quality was poor. Are these olmpics the biggest mistake in olympic history? I'm interested in what you think?
Now I'm sure some of you may have read Doris Lessing's comment that '911 wasn't that terrible' and the the IRA campaign was worse. Well I'm trying to get hold of Ms Lessing and invite her onto the programme. Do let us know what you think of what she said?