Monthly Archives: January 2012

The problem with inverting reality

OK, so people on both sides of the climate change “debate” claim the other party is deluded. How can all those people sitting on the fence know who is right? Well, perhaps the undecided should trust their senses a little … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Cognitive Dissonance, Confirmation Bias, Economics, Environment, Junk Science, Limits to Growth, Merchants of Doubt, Photography, Politics, Pseudo science, Scepticism | Tagged | 4 Comments

The storm clouds are gathering…

This photograph was taken on 9 December 2011, on a walk down the Dane Valley (in the Cheshire part of the UK’s Peak District National Park). For those who know the area, I took a wrong turn out of Lud’s … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Environment, James Hansen, Photography, Storms of my Grandchildren | Tagged | 6 Comments

If the CAP does not fit we should not wear it

A year ago, the Institute for Public Policy Research issued a report saying that the UK’s first-past-the-post electoral system was not fit for purpose in a multi-party democracy. Unfortunately, in a shameless piece of narcissistic political expediency, the majority of … Continue reading

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What to do if you get mugged…

Hopefully “mugging” has the same meaning in English-speaking countries all around the world. If not, for the avoidance of any doubt, I mean “what to do if someone steals your money from you while you’re walking down the street…” First … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Disorder, Climate Science, Economics, Environment, Ethics, Greenpeace, IPCC, Liberalism, Politics, Renewable Energy, Sustainable development, UNFCCC | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Living on the edge of an Environmental breakdown!

I have just finished reading Derek Wall’s No Nonsense Guide to Green Politics, which was a very enlightening skip through the history of Green politics as well as some of its more esoteric recent developments. Amongst the most interesting facets … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropocene, Capitalism, Civil Disorder, Civilisation, Climate Science, Collapse, Ecological Modernisation, Environment, Ethics, Fossil Fuels, Growthmania, Limits to Growth, Politics, Renewable Energy, Sustainable development | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Green philosophy in a nutloaf

Although it is a bit more complicated than embracing vegetarianism and hugging trees (hence nutloaf instead of nutshell), it’s not really that complicated. So, from someone who had not really thought that hard about it until this time last year, … Continue reading

Posted in Ecological Modernisation, Environment, Ethics, Intergenerational Injustice, Philosophy, Politics, Sustainable development | Tagged | 1 Comment

Green politics in a nutshell

Green politics is not seeking worldwide Socialist government. Sure, social justice is common to both (hence people like James Delingpole can write stupid books like Watermelons) but, Green politics is also about promoting grassroots democracy and the empowerment of the … Continue reading

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