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Gastastrophe

Thanks to a series of astonishingly foolish decisions, Europe has allowed Vladimir Putin to control much of its energy supply. Here’s what it needs to do.

Putin’s Megaphone

It’s a hard truth to face, but a segment of the “anti-imperialist” left has amplified Vladimir Putin’s imperial propaganda.

The Saboteurs

If the UK government had set out to undermine and degrade our country, it couldn’t have done a better job.

Angry Men

There’s no solidarity in the ‘sovereign citizen’ protests now taking off around the world, only incoherent rage.

Blatant Opportunism

Tory MPs cynically disguise their concern for the profits of fossil fuel companies as concern for the poor.

Freedom’s Prison

It’s not us the government intends to liberate. It’s the asset strippers, money launderers, property developers and oligarchs on whose behalf it operates.

Carbon Colonialism

Predatory corporations are making a mockery of natural climate solutions, as they grab land and bamboozle the public.

Holey Ghosts

Powerful evidence suggests that fishing fleets are deliberately dumping their used nets and lines at sea, threatening the complete collapse of marine ecosystems.

Don’t Move, Don’t Stop

The Police Bill would criminalise an entire minority: it’s as if nothing has been learnt from the 20th Century.

Losing It

Faced with the gathering collapse of the biosphere, and governments’ refusal to take the necessary action, how do we stop ourselves from falling apart?

Fishy Business

The ease with which I registered my dead goldfish as a waste disposer shows how total regulatory collapse has opened the door to organised crime.

What a Carve Up

Border walls are as harmful to ecology as they are to humanity.

This is the Moment

At extraordinary speed, the government is shutting down crucial political freedoms. We must resist while we still can.

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.