Category Archives: ecology

Notes for the New Year from Plague Island

Four Horsemen of Apocalypse, by Viktor Vasnetsov. Painted in 1887. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. Today, in the UK we live on a plague island (with some of the highest rates of Covid infections and deaths, globally), politically isolated from … Continue reading

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Theses on the 2019 General Election

Here is my attempt to cast some light on the General Election defeat.  I’ve written it as a set of “theses” to try and make the fairly complex argument concise.  I haven’t covered everything and some of this has already … Continue reading

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Things I’ve written lately, mostly elsewhere.

I’m rather aware that I’ve been neglecting this blog lately.  It’s not because I’ve been inactive, the opposite, in fact.  So here is a list of the most important things I’ve written over the last year and a bit. “Properly” … Continue reading

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Could Labour implement a post-growth economy?

Here is the full version of the article published, in rather truncated form today, on Left Foot Forward. I will be posting a fully referenced extended version in the near future. pdf version of the full text Could Labour implement … Continue reading

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After peak capitalism: the livelihood challenge – revised version

Here is the revised version of my working paper, “After peak capitalism: the livelihood challenge“.  I’m grateful to those who have offered encouragement and constructively critical comments.  This new version, Has numerous improvements to the text and further references to … Continue reading

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After peak capitalism: the livelihood challenge.

Note: there is now a revised version.  See this later post. This is my new working paper. It attempts to deal with the question of peak capitalism and ecological crisis on two levels – the post-industrial wastelands of the core … Continue reading

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How much greenhouse gas has been emitted in your lifetime?

This simple tool allows you to calculate how much annual global emissions have increased since a certain date, e.g. your year of birth. It also calculates the proportion of all time cumulative global emissions during your lifetime. It also shows … Continue reading

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Italy by train

By train to Milan and Como, via France and Switzerland. Another European journey by train: this time to Milan, going via Zurich, Chur and the Bernina Express and returning via Lausanne and Dijon. Full cost and carbon analysis below. (more … Continue reading

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Labour again: Corbyn’s victory and the growth narrative

This is a short post to note Corbyn’s victory in the Labour leadership re-election and ask some fundamental questions.  Despite some misgivings in the last post, I’m delighted.  This is all about rejecting the politics and economics of the last … Continue reading

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Biodiversity day – a diverse salad

Salad from the garden on biodiversity day, 22 May, 2016 We ate this green salad – we have one of these most days in the growing season.  The ingredients vary. Some are cultivated, some are edible weeds (you do need … Continue reading

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