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Who’s Lives Matter

(Freedom and Democracy) Across the world, sports men and women have been ‘taking the knee’ in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. What troubles me is the prospect of this becoming a trivialised gesture, wrapped up in processes that change nothing. Stripped of specific, disruptive, demands it could slip intothe trough of gesture politics.…

Energy and Equity

The images of motorway tailbacks, even before Britain’s lockdown period officially loosened, brought two things home to me. The first was that, without clear leadership, crises always take you perilously close to collective insanity. I’m sure none of the families who decided it was a good moment to nip off to the coast (or the…

Green New Deal – time for an ecological reboot?

Labour’s Green New Deal faces a torrid credibility test. The world, post-Covid, will be nothing like the one preceding it. There will be no ‘V’ shaped economic recovery. Britain will struggle to avoid further economic decline. No one will be queueing up to shop their way out the current crisis. Large numbers of consumption-based jobs…

The Great Unravelling: Part 4

The Portal: another world is possible “A sense of cosmic specialness is no guarantee of good stewardship.”  David Wallace-Wells “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to…

After the Apocalypse

“Everything we do during and after this crisis must be with a strong focus on building more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change, and the many other global challenges we face.” This call could have come from any of the Labour Leadership candidates,…

The Great Unravelling: Part 3

Escaping today, rethinking tomorrow Welcome to ghost-town Britain, a land none of us were prepared for. Barely 3 months ago, you’d have ridiculed anyone suggesting we’d be tuning in to the daily death count from a virus creating mayhem across the land. But this is where we are. However, beyond deserted streets, closed shops and…

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Alan's Eco House

Turning a derelict lace hall into an eco home in the middle of Nottingham had some important reasons. It was always how I wanted to live. It was something I had bleated on about for years but not got round to doing...

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Transformation Moment

My pamphlet 'Transformation Moment' is intended to support the case for a radical shift in energy thinking; as much about democracy as technology, and about 'systems' rather than just supply.

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I visited one of the hardest hit care homes in Peterborough. 7/18 residents died in two weeks. The only place I have visited that took every single precaution perfectly to no avail. They had no help & no guidance. They were distraught. It is appalling to blame them.

Hydrogen is only as clean as the energy used to produce it

‘Blue’ hydrogen relies on fossil gas, which isn’t clean
‘Green’ hydrogen is made from clean renewable electricity

https://t.co/TR3P6MpTZe

Hydrogen is only as clean as the energy used to produce it 

‘Blue’ hydrogen relies on fossil gas, which isn’t clean
‘Green’ hydrogen is made from clean renewable electricity

https://t.co/TR3P6MpTZe

Fortunately for Dominic Cummings, the carbon dioxide sky hoover has already been 'invented' 💚 https://t.co/ZUW5F3KxQR

Fortunately for Dominic Cummings, the carbon dioxide sky hoover has already been 'invented' 💚 https://t.co/ZUW5F3KxQR

Yesterday there were as many Covid-19 deaths recorded in the UK as in the entire European Union.

Yesterday there were as many Covid-19 deaths recorded in the UK as in the entire European Union.

Coronavirus: England’s quarantine-free list published. - Boris says Greece (for his dad), Spain, Leicester, Belgium, Anglesey and anywhere Dominic fancies are all ok.

Holidaymakers on a Spanish beach

England’s quarantine-free list of places published

Greece, Belgium and Spain are among the countries on the list but Portugal and the US are not.

www.bbc.co.uk

This is NOT creative thinking any more than the Dementors were hope inducing. There are already tons of shovel-ready, job-rich, energy saving ways of tackling the climate emergency. Finding a new supplier for your addictive problems isn’t one of them.

This is NOT creative thinking any more than the Dementors were hope inducing. There are already tons of shovel-ready, job-rich, energy saving ways of tackling the climate emergency. Finding a new supplier for your addictive problems isn’t one of them.
James Murray@James_BG

Times is right to headline this 'Green Gamble'. It is one we should take, but it is not a silver bullet and the government's tendency of favouring big, glamorous moonshots over the quotidian and proven will have alarm bells ringing.

It will require £200 Billion of investment to decarbonise U.K. homes. No other infrastructure investment is more important or can create more jobs. Today the PM announced a plan to build, build, build. How much pledged today to help decarbonise homes? £0

Forget ‘build, build, build’ – we need builders, builders, builders

The PM's infrastructure spree will be held back by low productivity, an ageing workforce and a shortage of domestic labour

www.telegraph.co.uk

I have an issue with George. We don’t see enough of him.
Why isn’t he fronting the Today Programme, World at One, Newsnight and all the commercial news programmes?
Room for improvement.

Hapi & the Lost Species@HapiVibe

Why does everyone I know on Twitter have an issue with @GeorgeMonbiot?
Is it really all his fault?

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