A time out for the Arctic and a Beatles professor
Signing a strategic framework agreement, BP and Russian state-owned Rosneft said they would extend their partnership to work together in other countries as well as exploring the Arctic for oil. Now, I don’t know if its just me, but I remember the big disaster down in the Mexican Gulf just some months ago. The magnitude of that disaster is yet to be determined and the damage and cleaning up costs are astronomical. Not to mention nature itself and the people living in the area that suffered gravely. And now they are going to drill for oil in the Arctic?
At my visit to the Swedish delegation at the UN in New York a while ago, we had the opportunity to discuss the question of the Arctic. It seems to me that there are many questions that should be answered before anyone does any prospecting, mining or drilling in the area. Are we prepared to treat the Arctic as just another place to exploit for the multinational companies? Or has it in itself values that we are prepared to fight for and? My answer is clear, planet Earth is worth that we think before we act.
Therefore I propose a time out for the Arctic until we have thought this through properly. Thats not to much to ask, is is? I urge the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon to accept this assignment. I could not see a more proper task for him and the United Nations than this.
Occupation: Beatles professor! Wow. With these few lines, hope is restored to millions of people who didn’t think that university studies was anything for them. Because studying The Beatles wouldn’t be just studies, it would be a pleasure with a degree. Liverpool Hope University have now released 12 happy graduates with a Masters degree in Beatles studies. The course fokused on the impact the Beatles had and still have on veryday life, at the studio sound and composition of the Beatles and how Liverpool helped to shape their music. The MA examines the significance of their music and how it helped to define identities, culture and society.
It seems like that The Fab Four will never stop fascinate us. Not bad for four boys from the North. Well, I only have one question left; where do I sign up for the class?
- The Arctic: A new frontier for oil, gas firms. (news.yahoo.com)
- Green group urges caution on BP, Rosneft drilling (reuters.com)
- Canadian woman becomes first certified Beatles scholar (arts.nationalpost.com)
- World’s first Beatles degree awarded (muzicmagazine.wordpress.com)
- Miliband fears on BP Arctic deal (bbc.co.uk)
- Liverpool student is first person to graduate with degree in The Beatles (dailymail.co.uk)
- UK university awards first Beatles studies degree (reuters.com)
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