Category: climate breakdown

The Drums of War

The combination of automation, complexity and climate change is dangerous in ways we haven’t even begun to grasp.

What Lies Beneath

It’s a simple choice: stop all fossil fuel prospecting, or break the Paris agreement on climate change.

Mumbo-Jumbo Jets

I see the people on trial for occupying a runway at Heathrow as democratic heroes.

Sacrifice

The joints of meat that do more damage than a long-haul flight

Life and Death

The remarkable decline in violence between humans suggests that we could also restrain our violence against the planet.

Cop-Out

The COP21 climate talks in Paris were not the success that governments claim, but a disastrous failure.

A Storm of Ignorance

Censoring official advice, stripping the hills and rivers, the government ensures that disasters like the Cumbria floods will keep recurring.

Look Around

There are plenty of real problems with aircraft emissions. But thousands of people are obsessed instead with a fairy tale.

Churchill Syndrome

Why is the government so quick to bomb, yet so slow to act on climate change?

Nothing to See Here

In the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st Century (so far), Indonesia has been blotted out by smoke. And the media.

China Syndrome

We should stop recycling the old “Yellow Peril” myth. The people most hostile to action on climate change are American and British, not Chinese.

A Prehistory of Violence

It now looks as if the greatest mass extinction on Earth – 250 million years ago – was caused by fossil fuel burning.

Better Dead Than Different

Our visions of the future are defined, like the film Interstellar, by technological optimism and political defeatism

Political Straightjacket

If the ozone hole had been discovered ten years later, governments are likely to have done nothing.