The obsession with the birthrates of the poor has a grim history, and is used by the rich to transfer blame.
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The Population Myth
People who claim that population growth is the big environmental issue are shifting the blame from the rich to the poor
It’s an important issue, but nowhere near the top of the list.
Dying of Consumption
The more we spend, the happier we become. Probably.
The Hunger Gap
A gulf in public understanding prevents us from seeing how and why our food supply is at risk.
So What Would You Do?
Those who dismiss this solution to the greatest threat to Earth systems have a duty to propose a better one. So where is it?
Silence of the Lambs
Livestock farming is responsible for more greenhouse gas pollution than all the world’s transport. Yet governments won’t touch it.
Those who claim that we can prevent environmental collapse without political pressure or political change are now more dangerous than climate deniers.
Almost everyone in public life participates in the assault on truth.
The Plough’s Share
We won’t defend ourselves from the global food crisis by destroying what remains of our wildlife.
Powerful evidence suggests that fishing fleets are deliberately dumping their used nets and lines at sea, threatening the complete collapse of marine ecosystems.
Our last, best hope of averting systemic environmental collapse is to use the peculiarities of complex systems to trigger cascading political regime shifts.
Why do we tolerate the massive environmental impacts of the very rich?
The Erosion of Memory
A famine is being forced on the people of Tigray, the scene of one of the world’s greatest environmental success stories.
At last people are waking up to the fishing industry’s devastating impacts.
Across the UK, our rivers are being turned into filthy, dead gutters, at astonishing, heartbreaking speed.
Michael and Me
How did the radical film maker Michael Moore become a hero of the far right?
No More Excuses
No one is coming to save us. Only rebellion will prevent an environmental apocalypse
Why older people must stand in solidarity with the youth climate strikes.
As our wildlife and ecosystems collapse, remembering is a radical act.