I see the people on trial for occupying a runway at Heathrow as democratic heroes. Read more.
Category: climate change
The remarkable decline in violence between humans suggests that we could also restrain our violence against the planet. Read more.
The COP21 climate talks in Paris were not the success that governments claim, but a disastrous failure. Read more.
Censoring official advice, stripping the hills and rivers, the government ensures that disasters like the Cumbria floods will keep recurring. Read more.
There are plenty of real problems with aircraft emissions. But thousands of people are obsessed instead with a fairy tale. Read more.
Why is the government so quick to bomb, yet so slow to act on climate change? Read more.
In the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st Century (so far), Indonesia has been blotted out by smoke. And the media. Read more.
We should stop recycling the old “Yellow Peril” myth. The people most hostile to action on climate change are American and British, not Chinese. Read more.
It now looks as if the greatest mass extinction on Earth – 250 million years ago – was caused by fossil fuel burning. Read more.
The outrageous, untold story of how big business dumps its costs on us. Read more.
Why the UN climate talks have wasted 23 years, and how this can change. Read more.
The government has torpedoed its promised community energy revolution – to the benefit of big business. Read more.
How our governments’ crashing contradictions destroy their climate policies. Read more.
Our visions of the future are defined, like the film Interstellar, by technological optimism and political defeatism Read more.
If the ozone hole had been discovered ten years later, governments are likely to have done nothing. Read more.
Allan Savory tells us that increasing livestock numbers can reduce desertification and reverse climate change – but where is the scientific evidence? Read more.
Buried in the Infrastructure Bill is an astonishing and hitherto-unnoticed contradiction. Read more.
When people say we should adapt to climate change, do they have any idea what that means? Read more.
How the perverse consequences of a great idea are destroying the natural world. Read more.