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.
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?
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
Today there was some big news as the IPCC Global Warming Special Report 2018 landed. What is it? The 2018 IPCC report is the most up-to-date, comprehensive explanation of the science of climate change and the future of Earth. It has 91 lead authors and 133 contributing authors, from 40 countries. They assessed 30,000 scientific papers and… Read More I’ve read the IPCC Global Warming Report so you don’t have to
On how we oppose injustice by dehumanising dehumanizers or by constructing a notion of ‘fighting for justice’ as a battle in opposition to an ‘other’ + thoughts on a way out. … Read More Injustice and the language we use
Brief thoughts on the philosophy I’m reading. … Read More Feeling Unsettled