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Climate 101 update

6 May 2005
The openDemocracy team has made its first update to a list that aims to be the 101 most useful web links on climate change. We also corrected a few broken ones - oops.

Thanks to all those who wrote to [email protected] with suggestions.

The list now stands at 101. But we can still refine the list, head of our deadline around the time this debate finishes on 10 June.

Are there links we should take away or add? Please let us know.

Here, in alphabetical order, are the links that were added today:

* Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

* Association of British Insurers on climate change

* Carbon Disclosure Project

* CERES

* Grassroots Kyoto initiatives in the US

* Tearfund

* US National Academy of Sciences 2001 report on climate change

Caspar Henderson

Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals


To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.


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