Columnist

Jonathan Gornall

Jonathan Gornall is a British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK. He specializes in health, a subject on which he writes for the British Medical Journal and others.

Latest published

Population decline an imminent, unexpected global problem

A decade ago, the world was supposedly heading for a catastrophic population explosion and subsequent food and water shortages. Instead, it seems we are now in danger of running out of people.

August 03, 2020

It is a myth that COVID-19 will save the world from environmental catastrophe

When clouds gather, it is natural for human beings to look for silver linings. There is nothing wrong with that — it boosts morale. But the growing belief that, because of its impact on the global economy, the COVID-19 pandemic will be the solution to global warming is naive and dangerous.

May 16, 2020

Stay home and help save the world as well as yourselves

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases exponentially around the world, it might seem insensitive to talk about the possible upsides of the virus, but upsides there most assuredly are.

March 28, 2020