Category Archives: Climate Change

Greenwashing, Fossil-fuel Solutionism and Technological Optimism are Replaying the Tobacco Industry Strategy.

We need to hold politicians in all developed countries to account for Greenwashing, Fossil-fuel Solutionism and Technological Optimism and act to regulate lobbying and call it for what it is, fossil fuel industry bribery.   Continue reading

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COP On The Long and Winding Road

A short review of James Lovelock’s last book and an optimist’s view of how we will survive the climate crisis. Continue reading

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Methinks Ms Thunberg Protests Too Much!

There’s nothing wrong with protest. It serves a valuable purpose. But I suspect I’m not alone in thinking that Greta Thunberg leading tens of thousands of mostly young people in singing, “You can shove your climate crisis up your A**e” … Continue reading

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Prepare to Critically Assess the Hype Around COP26

I’m reading a very interesting book by William Catton called Overshoot. Amazingly this was first published in 1980, yet describes where our world is today, how we arrived at the current mess and what we need to do to extricate ourselves. Continue reading

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Community Based Food Production is the Future

The ideas of localisation, community initiatives and personal responsibility, particularly in food production, provide very real opportunities for everyone to make a valuable contribution now. Continue reading

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Ideas Load the Gun, but Instinct Pulls the Trigger

We mustn’t look to conventional politicians and business leaders. They are hopelessly conflicted. We need to empower numerous cohorts who become powerful by adopting instinctive thinking – where climate friendly decisions are the only option Continue reading

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Future Government? It’s Time to Handover to the Next Generation

I would never try to tell the younger generation what to do. But just imagine for a moment how a worldwide organization could emerge, almost overnight. And imagine if that organization provided high profile communications on how individual countries are performing (or not) against climate and sustainability targets, and supply the media with material (ammunition) to challenge the existing political hierarchy. Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Tour

So far, young people have mostly addressed the climate emergency as a protest group. No problem with that. But moving forward the younger generation needs to take charge, to ensure the world takes the right decisions and gets out of the mess we baby boomers have created. Continue reading

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Climate Change is Reversable, But “WE” need to take responsibility. Otherwise governments and vested interests will prevaricate with inevitable consequences.

As individuals we have limited leverage. But as consumers, if we work en masse, we do have power. This means stop blaming others and start figuring out what we can do collectively. Continue reading

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Don’t Panic Mr. Mannering!

I have made the point many times that it will be almost impossible to link individual events to global climate. Hard evidence is almost impossible to acquire until large numbers of events and lots of data are available. By then it will be obvious to all. But given this conundrum we must expect a deluge of climate denial. In the last 18 months we have seen a huge amount of fake news and conspiracy theories surrounding Covid19. Given the extremely difficult and urgent decisions that will now need to be made around climate, we can expect a battle royal. Continue reading

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