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  • OPINION

    Have we hit the limits to growth?

    News, Published on 23/05/2022

    » Fifty years ago this spring, one of the most influential books of the twentieth century was published. Written for the Club of Rome by Donella Meadows and colleagues at MIT, The Limits to Growth used new computer models to forecast an uncontrollable collapse in the global population and economy if prevailing patterns of environmental resource use and pollution continued. Exponential economic growth could not go on forever; at some point in the next 100 years, it would inevitably run up against Earth's finite environmental limits.

  • OPINION

    Let's see Vicha report

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 21/05/2022

    » Re: "Nate probe a let-down", (May 19).

  • OPINION

    The global hunger crisis has arrived

    Oped, Published on 21/05/2022

    » Global food prices are soaring. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's Food Price Index -- which covers a basket of basic food commodities (cereals, meat, dairy, vegetable oils, and sugar) -- reached an all-time high of 159.7 in March, up from 141.1 the previous month. While it declined slightly in April, to 158.5, ongoing developments -- not least Russia's war in Ukraine -- are set to keep driving prices to new highs, with devastating implications for global hunger.

  • THAILAND

    Summit guests ponder ways to revive floored aviation sector

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 18/05/2022

    » Thailand has proposed a regional Covid-19 vaccine certificate as a means to facilitate travel between Asean countries.

  • OPINION

    Temples of temptation

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 14/05/2022

    » Reports of Buddhist monks being caught having sexual relationships or embezzling temple money have become daily staples of local news stories. The controversies are serious enough to make the relatively quiet and inert authorities revise some laws regarding the Buddhist clergy.

  • WORLD

    Worst drought in decades devastates Ethiopia's nomads

    AFP, Published on 04/05/2022

    » GODE, Ethiopia: There has hardly been a drop of rain in Hargududo in 18 months. Dried-up carcasses of goats, cows and donkeys litter the ground near the modest thatched huts in this small village in the Somali region of southeastern Ethiopia.

  • OPINION

    Climate action needs more women

    News, Published on 02/05/2022

    » 'The higher you go; the fewer women there are." This observation by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and environmental trailblazer Wangari Maathai, reflects a reality familiar to all women who have aspired to leadership positions, and it has gained a new meaning for me as the climate crisis has intensified. Though it is already clear that women and girls will face higher risks and greater burdens because of climate change, they remain significantly underrepresented in climate and environmental negotiations.

  • THAILAND

    Argy-bargy on wages

    News, Published on 01/05/2022

    » Being paid 340 baht a day, according to Suthichai Pongpinijkul, 26, is not a sufficient wage to live on.

  • THAILAND

    Nervy about accidents

    News, Published on 30/04/2022

    » Talks have swirled around the occurrence of a "political accident" that might trigger a legal stalemate in case of a snap election.

  • OPINION

    No escaping this scandal

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 21/04/2022

    » The leader of the Democrat Party Jurin Laksanawisit has finally apologised for the high-profile sex scandal involving the party's ex-deputy Prinn Panitchpakdi.

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