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Jonathan Gornall

Jonathan Gornall is an award-winning freelance 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 the Daily Mail in the UK. He has also written on a wide range of topics for The National newspaper in the UAE, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2012. A keen sailor and onetime ocean rower, his latest book, “How to Build a Boat,” published by Simon & Schuster, is an account of a year spent building a traditional wooden boat as an inspirational gift and life lesson for his young daughter.

Articles By Jonathan Gornall

Climate Change Was a Threat to the World Before Covid-19 and Will Still Be a Threat After the Virus Is Gone By Jonathan Gornall - Mar 23, 2020

Remember climate change, the great existential cloud hanging over the human race and the entire planet? Perhaps not. After all, most of us are now increasingly preoccupied with the newer threat from the coronavirus, or Covid-19 – how to avoid catching it, what to do if we do and how to survive the economic meltdown that … Continue reading “Climate Change Was a Threat to the World Before Covid-19 and Will Still Be a Threat After the Virus Is Gone”

Climate Change Was a Threat to the World Before Covid-19 and Will Still Be a Threat After the Virus Is Gone By Jonathan Gornall - Mar 20, 2020

Remember climate change, the great existential cloud hanging over the human race and the entire planet? Perhaps not. After all, most of us are now increasingly preoccupied with the newer threat from the coronavirus, or Covid-19 – how to avoid catching it, what to do if we do and how to survive the economic meltdown that … Continue reading “Climate Change Was a Threat to the World Before Covid-19 and Will Still Be a Threat After the Virus Is Gone”

Stay Home and Help Save the World as Well as Yourselves By Jonathan Gornall - Mar 19, 2020

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. One of the biggest social changes taking place as companies and individuals follow the advice of their governments to self-isolate and stay away from … Continue reading “Stay Home and Help Save the World as Well as Yourselves”

From Roosevelt to Trump, a Straight Line in US Policy on Israel and Palestinians By Jonathan Gornall - Mar 1, 2020

Seventy-five years ago this month, in the dying days of World War II, a secret meeting took place between US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz, founder of Saudi Arabia. It was an historic occasion for a number of reasons. Abdul Aziz, transported on board a US warship from Jeddah to the Suez Canal, … Continue reading “From Roosevelt to Trump, a Straight Line in US Policy on Israel and Palestinians”