Where there is no vision, the people perish. This proverb was quoted by Claire Perry, the ex-COP President fired at the beginning of 2020, in her resignation letter. I have thought of this often in the ensuing months, wondering what it might take to have that vision. Over the past decade, the average annual growth… Read More Where there is no vision
I remember a friend back in sixth form declaring to a chorus of outrage that she didn’t get why Malala was getting so much attention – she had just managed to do the right thing at the right time. I understood the sentiment – I was just that much more ashamed to admit to it.… Read More Opinion: seeing the Greta tweets differently
Warning: currently only in draft form, suggested revisions welcome. Not long ago, I read an article which suggested target-setting for net zero on the basis of pragmatism is inappropriate because, just like ending the slave trade, climate change is about righting injustice, not about altering focus. In the case of slavery and apartheid – whether… Read More Global Apartheid and the era of climate breakdown
I remember doing my GCSEs and writing pat answers about the greenhouse effect. Little did I know that in my first year out of education I would see leading international climate lawyer Farhana Yamin, one of the authors of the October IPCC report, speaking twice in one week. She was speaking both at a Parliamentary… Read More How bad is Climate Change?
On Saturday I was part of another Extinction Rebellion action called ‘Blood of Our Children’. Outside Downing Street, we dressed in black, and protesters willing to get arrested symbolically poured fake blood to draw attention to the loss of life which will result from rising global temperatures. I had the privilege of speaking on Saturday,… Read More Blood of Our Children
The puzzle of 7.7 billion brake pedals and 7.7 billion accelerator pedals – anyone got any answers?… Read More A problem: We are building the world together