Category Archives: Climate Change

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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Net Zero is a Con Trick?

Carbon reduction technologies should be seen as a solution of last resort that could save humanity from rapid and catastrophic environmental change. Just like an ejector seat in a jet aircraft. However, governments and businesses seem to be serious about deploying unproven technologies as a way to avoid doing the hard graft. And of course it will be the new kid on the block for making unimaginably large amounts of money! Continue reading

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So How Will Climate Change Impact Me?

As discussed in my last post, after the recent fires and floods we should need no reminding of the path we are on to climate disaster. But the question we all want to answer is, what will the impact be … Continue reading

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Climate Change Becomes Real for Many

The question we have to ask ourselves is, have the terrible events of this month done sufficient to cause the world to stop, look and listen and then act differently. I would have to say, probably not Continue reading

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Saving Eden: Natural Ecosystems v Unrestrained Capitalism

This story is an object lesson in how not to manage sustainability. Of course, we know that back in the 1950s concern for the environment or indeed individuals’ rights was not on anyone’s agenda. But today things should be different. Continue reading

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