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A Tyrant’s Power

If the government’s amendments to the Police Bill are passed, we are on the path to authoritarianism.

Cleaning Up

Thanks to disgraceful government failures, an illegal waste-dumping mafia is now burning and burying millions of tonnes of dangerous materials.

Domino Theory

Our last, best hope of averting systemic environmental collapse is to use the peculiarities of complex systems to trigger cascading political regime shifts.

Wealth Curse

Why do we tolerate the massive environmental impacts of the very rich?

Looting By Other Means

What the rich nations owe the poor is not climate aid or climate loans. It’s climate reparations.

Groundtruthed

Almost everything being said by powerful governments at COP26 is a distraction from the crucial task: keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

Surface Tension

Our survival depends on piercing the glassy surface of distraction, and ceasing to obey.

Miracle of Reduction

To avert environmental disaster, we need sudden and drastic change. Impossible? No, it has been done before.

Baying Mob

Gangs of thugs rampage through the countryside. Yet the police look the other way, and the government does nothing.

Fire Front

Destroying the world’s living systems and draining its wealth are not perversions of capitalism. They are capitalism.

Level Down

The living world is being hit by everything at once: the only way to stop our full-spectrum assault on Earth systems is to reduce our economic activity.

I’m Really Sorry about This….*

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Spirited Away

How the counterculture fell prey to the far-right’s conspiracy theories.

The Best-Laid Plans

The Conservatives promised that communities could reshape their own towns. As the shocking case of Totnes shows, it’s a con.

On The Cusp

Earth systems could tip before 2050. We urgently need more stringent climate targets.

Ground Rules

We cannot build our way out of the environmental crisis.

Bloodhounds

The media’s lust for blood helped march us into the disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It wants us to forget that.

Dead Line

Future corporate profits are officially more important than life on Earth.

Noble Rot

Protecting the natural world means creating tomorrow’s ancient habitats.