10 Jun
2017

Onwards and Upwards

At the start of the recent election campaign I referred to 1974 for a possible lesson from history – well here we are then. Unfortunately not the full February 1974, but pretty close.

The thing to focus on now from an ecology point of view is what happened to the political Green party, and where the broader green movement needs to go now politically. Things are becoming so much more urgent on the Ecology front that we really cannot afford to mess up any more opportunities.

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08 Jun
2017

This Civilisation is Finished…

We need to start seeding the next civilisation, because this one is finished

Summary: This civilisation (meaning: the vast majority now of human life on Earth) will be transformed:

It will either collapse utterly.

Or it (we) will manage to seed a future successor-civilisation, as this one collapses.

Or this civilisation will somehow manage to transform itself radically and rapidly, in an unprecedented manner, in time to avert collapse.

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07 Jun
2017

Reading the Past

One of the great unexpected pleasures of working with David Taylor on the Green History project (www.green-history.uk) is the discovery and re-discovery of many books published between 1970 and 1990 covering various aspects of “green-ness”. Also of course there is lots of older key source material to be found as well as post 1989 attempts to round up or summarise the experience of the 70’s and 80’s.

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07 Jun
2017

Getting back to important matters

Many friends over the past month have been either involved in, or distracted by, the election which concludes tomorrow.

Partly because of this I haven’t bothered to write anything here (or elsewhere) for the last month. But now, whatever the outcome tomorrow (and personally I think it makes very little difference to the really important issues about how we should be), the time is right to restart lots of discussions.

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