Category: environment and the natural world

In Memoriam

As our wildlife and ecosystems collapse, remembering is a radical act.

Price Less

The “natural capital” agenda is morally wrong, intellectually vacuous, and most of all counter-productive

Contrary to Reason

Steven Pinker claims to champion Enlightenment values. But his latest book is an affront to them

Parklife

Our national parks are ecological deserts, run for the benefit of a tiny minority. It’s time we reclaimed them.

The Unseen World

To be aware of the wonders of the living planet is to take on an unbearable burden of grief

Everything Must Go

Economic growth will destroy everything. There’s no way of greening it – we need a new system.

Rooting Out Democracy

The Sheffield tree massacre is one result of the monstrous, impenetrable officialdom that neoliberalism creates

Insectageddon

The scale and speed of environmental collapse is beyond imagination.

The Smog Chancellor

Who is the world’s leading environmental vandal? The answer may surprise you.

Urge, Splurge, Purge

The demand for perpetual economic growth, and the collective madness it provokes, leads inexorably to environmental collapse

Natural Language

If we want people to engage with the living world, we should stop using such constipated terms to describe our relationship to it.

The Lie of the Land

The Lake District’s world heritage status reveals a widespread betrayal of the living world, by both conservation groups and the UN

Black Box

Unesco’s tragicomic aversion to public engagement.

A Plant in Government

Another deadly tree disease threatens these islands, but the government will do nothing to keep it out.

 Space Savers

We have enough physical and ecological space for public luxury for all. But not enough for private luxury for all.

Fell Purpose

The attempt to turn the Lake District into a World Heritage site would be a disaster

The Destructive Party

Those who claim to be “conservatives” would shred the very fabric of the nation.