A couple of short thoughts before I get on my bike on Saturday and start pedalling (with a bit of interim help from CrossCountry Trains) from Hexham to Inverness, for a week at the Findhorn Foundation contemplating the current spring awakening. (I may well blog along the way – keeps the mind safely occupied over […]Read More John Ashton’s Full Speech in Copenhagen
(Reposting this with proper formatting and also correcting a fairly major Freudian slip, which suggested that flying and driving might be a meaningful contribution to combatting climate change…. A reminder that it’s best not to post things very late at night and in a hurry.) In an earlier post, this blog tackled the challenge of whether […]Read More Nihilism and Radical Uncertainty – Thoughts from Mary-Jayne
Just back from seeingThe Age of Stupid,a new UK-produced film looking back from an imagined hot world in 2055 from on mankind’s failure to take the steps that would have saved our homo sapiens from catastrophe. I guess I’d hoped for a repeat and equally inspirational experience of Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth – a film […]Read More The Age of Stupid…
Humankind with our current level of political and economic courage is like that addict, believing that we can keep using/abusing and somehow change at the same time. We can’t, and only very tough love will wake us up. The difference with the therapy analogy here being that it isn’t just the client who’s killing him/herself. […]Read More So HOW do we prepare?
A couple of thoughts from Eeyore’s gloomy corner of the Gaian wood about guilt and shame and travelling by car or plane to an ecotherapy retreat weekend in July. As any readers of this blog know, the position I’ve found as a relative newcomer to these discussions is one of sad certainty that the Game […]Read More Trains, and Boats and Planes – Sustainable?
As we have struggled on this blog with the challenge of naming looming Armageddon without terrifying people into paralysis, UK press coverage of climate change seems to have crossed a tipping point this week. The Sun has published an astonishingly forthright piece on the Age of Stupid’s movie scenarios for a rapidly warming earth, with […]Read More Naming It Like It Is
(A reminder first that climate change posts are now also going up at facingclimatechange.blogspot.com). As we have struggled on this blog with the challenge of naming looming Armageddon without terrifying people into paralysis, UK press coverage of climate change seems to have crossed a tipping point this week. As George Monbiot rightly argues today, it’s […]Read More Copenhagen Names it Like It Is
Reflecting the theme of signposting on the left (cycling in Bavaria last spring), it’s time, I think, to move this blog to a more appropriate address, namely http://www.facingclimatechange.blogspot.com. I’m leaving all the climate change comments on this site for the time being, but preparing for this to be, as originally intended, a space for things […]Read More Shifting Web Address
This blog template isn’t yet the most perfect – we’re beginning to write serious quantities of important thought, and it all tangles up, like the splendid and rich roots on the left, in a lot of text on the front page. But bear with us/me, as we experiment with new ways of posting an intro, […]Read More Not If, but When
I think it is very hard to know what to do to prepare. After all, we have never quite been in this situation before, so how can we know? And we may find that we are indeed already doing some of it, and finding that we may be able to do some of it more […]Read More Cracking Open – from Viola