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