Collansition: an era of collapse/transition

Collansition: an era of collapse/transition

There’s a lot of talk these days about the transition to a low carbon economy that has clearly already begun. At the same time, there is talk about collapse – collapse of the global financial system due to massive debt...
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A hot tip for New Years 2017

A hot tip for New Years 2017

Most people in the Western world associate January 1st as the beginning of the New Year. They must be bananas! Yet in reality, the use of any particular date for the beginning of the New Year is an arbitrary choice....
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Explaining the end of the world is exhausting

Explaining the end of the world is exhausting

Consider this analogy to the current predicament of the humans of Planet Earth: There is a long flat stretch of railway track that runs for a hundred kilometers then rises over a little hill beyond which is a three kilometer...
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Please don’t kill us nature… We can change our ways.

Please don’t kill us nature… We can change our ways.

Public presentations on sustainability in 2016 ought rightly be conducted on our knees as we beg nature not to kill us off, as an organism might shake off a troublesome parasite. A public presentation about sustainability in 1975 (when the...
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Earth’s Trump – she’s starting to play it

Earth’s Trump – she’s starting to play it

Earth’s Trump – she’s starting to play it We should not think of Planet Earth as a passive recipient of the abuse dished out by us pesky humans. Instead, she has a defence mechanism that I referred to as Earth’s...
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