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
In 2017, I took my last flight. I knew before I went to Vienna with my friend Amy that it was going to be my last flight. I had already reached the point of active discomfort about flying, and I knew that, holding the values I do, I couldn’t continue. What follows is simply an… Read More Why I stopped flying.
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
The financial crash of 2008 hit as I began secondary school, and I grew up under the policies of austerity which followed. To a large extent, there has been consensus across the political spectrum about what happened: in the years before the financial crash irresponsible public spending, and the subsequent deficit, left us vulnerable when… Read More Should Christians support ‘free market’ capitalism?
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
Continued from the previous post, the focus here is the theological implications of creation’s place in the Biblical Narrative. What does the gospel have to say about the recent IPCC report?… Read More Fighting Climate Change is Part of the Gospel
In this post, I start from the very beginning. If you are familiar with the concepts of Creation-Fall-Redemption, then this post should hopefully depict the place of the Earth in the Biblical Narrative in an easy-to-follow way that will lay the groundwork for the next post. Caring for Creation and the Biblical Narrative Author Brian… Read More Creation and the Biblical Narrative
How vitamin B12 supplements are becoming dear friends.… Read More 40 Days of Vegan (small thoughts, bigger reflection)