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Welcome to the 21st Century

This is the time for our species to “turn 21”: to transition from adolescence to responsible adulthood as citizens of the planet, before we destroy our own future.

Activism and Integrity

Truth be told, my goal here is not to belittle Bill McKibben, nor is it to scold climate activists in particular or activists more generally.

Public Energy Art Kits Push Back Against Consumerism

You have immense powers." That’s one of the messages of Post Carbon Institute's Public Energy Art Kit (P.E.A.K.) project.

Bill McKibben interview - time for the climate movement to get on the front foot

"We couldn't outspend the fossil fuel industry – they have more money than God. But we had other currencies that we could find work in - the currencies of movements: passion, spirit, creativity..."

Betting on Climate Failure: The Ethics and Economics of Fossil Fuel Divestment

Naïve or Necessary? How does the economic and ethical case for divestment stack up?

Fear and action

Fear. It's that chill that creeps up your spine. That awful, churning hot knot, deep in the pit of your stomach. The tremble that makes your hands feel powerless. The freeze-up, that tempts you to inaction.

Empire of the Ape

This morning, I turned on the radio to be greeted with the news that 60% of the species in my country are in decline...There was a five-minute discussion about this on the news programme before the agenda moved on to more important topics.

Making an Iota of Difference

So, sustainable communities, to me, means keeping out of the way of things that are too big to fail.

Too soon to tell: The case for hope, continued

Ten years ago, as a contrarian and a person who prefers not to see others suffer, I tried to undermine despair with the case for hope.

South African Anti-Fracking Activist Calls for Global Alliance

With no prior experience in grassroots organizing, Deal orchestrated a campaign against fracking in South Africa to protect the Karoo, a semi-desert region of the eastern Cape that he had come to know and love.