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.
Farmfree foods might be the only thing that gets us – and much of the rest of the living world – through this century.
The government’s refusal to respond to our democratic emergency is one symptom of systemic political failure
A rough transcript of my speech at the Oxford Farmers’ Conference debate, on the motion “This House Believes Eating Meat Will Be A Thing of the Past by 2100”
This is the question everyone should be attending to – where is the food going to come from?
Economic growth will destroy everything. There’s no way of greening it – we need a new system.
The scale and speed of environmental collapse is beyond imagination.
Some radical ideas for reshaping the economy.
We face (at least) 13 major crises, some of which are immediate. It’s time for some hard thinking about how we confront them.
Beware of politicians making themselves look big by inflating security threats
Almost all the issues worth debating are left unmentioned in this election.
Almost all other issues are superficial by comparison to soil loss. So why don’t we talk about it?
How the perverse consequences of a great idea are destroying the natural world.
The spectacular implosion of a popular delusion about livestock farming.
Claims that cattle ranching sequesters carbon and restores ecosystems have been used in highly effective marketing campaigns by the livestock industry. Just one problem: they’re greenwash.
A gulf in public understanding prevents us from seeing how and why our food supply is at risk.
The more destructive the business, the more likely it is to enjoy political protection.
Livestock farming is responsible for more greenhouse gas pollution than all the world’s transport. Yet governments won’t touch it.
Just as we need to get the money out of politics, we have been gifted a Prime Minister who represents the ultra-rich.
As environmental breakdown threatens to render large parts of the planet unfarmable, how can mass starvation best be averted?