25 Apr
2016

Drifting off course

Back in the day, meaning the 60’s and early 70’s, one’s concerns started to shift from the probability of ‘them’ dropping ‘the bomb’ and starting WW111 Annihilation through the concern for nuclear winter and the ecological catasrophe that impled, to issues of radiation, pollution, population and ultimately ecology.

Personally I first heard of global warming and the greenhouse effect in the sixth form (1968) and translated the implications of the exponential function from the maths classroom to the size of populations and the levels of waste.

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25 Apr
2016

Step Away From The Light

This is by way of some background into why I have cancelled my standing order to pay national Green Party subs and am allowing my membership to lapse (a soft resign)

I have been a member of the Green Party (GP) for something over 10 years now. During that time I have been actively involved at local, regional and national level both standing for public elections and also in behind the scenes roles at every level.

I have met many impressive, dedicated, thoughtful, honest, true, full hearted and likeable people some of whom I have been proud to count as friends and colleagues.

I originally joined having come to a point in life to make a conscious decision to get involved in real world action in support of long standing (since at least 1970) ecological concerns.

Fundamental to this was an awareness that living a lifestyle that requires the resources of three or more planets to support it is quite simply not a sustainable option. Furthermore it is no longer going to be some future generation’s problem to deal with the consequences – the impact will be during my lifetime, and likely result in a premature termination.

One-planet is all we have, our way of living must match that.

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