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Eva Schonveld and Justin Kenrick
How to save British farming (and the countryside)
Neil Kitching - Carbon choices
Scottish author's new book on climate change
From What is to What if?
The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it’s more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it.
(An article from the publisher's website about Rob Hopkins' 2019 book 'From What is to What if?', now newly available in paperback.)
Our Planet, Our Future - An Urgent Call for Action
A statement inspired by the discussions at the 2021 Nobel Prize Summit, issued by the Steering Committee and co-signed by over 100 Nobel Laureates and experts.
Interview with Johan Rockstrom
The Observer 29 May 2021 Jonathan Watts
Johan Rockström is one of the world’s most influential Earth scientists and director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. He advises governments, corporations and activists about the latest research on the climate and biodiversity and argues for better science communication.
Two views on the run-up to COP26
Paul Mason in The Ecologist of 12 April 2021, and Catherine Brahic, Environment editor of The Economist, on 6 September 2021, offer cautiously pessimistic views of the prospects for COP26.
UK’s net zero plan falls short on ambition and funding, say critics
The UK government’s long-awaited strategy for reaching net zero emissions falls short on ambition and is not backed up with adequate funding, experts and campaigners have warned.
Think big on climate: the transformation of society in months has been done before
Fatalism creeps across our movements like rust. In conversations with scientists and activists, I hear the same words, over and again: “We’re screwed.”
Monbiot October 2021
A Farewell to Copitalism - Reflections on COP26
Brendan Montague editor 'The Ecologist' magazine and online
12 November 2021
The COP26 conference has failed to usher in a new era where capital is constrained to prevent catastrophic climate breakdown.
Levelling up or Localism - Simon Kaye
Dr Simon Kaye for CapX ( a British online newspaper and 'news aggregator' founded by the Centre for Policy Studies in 2014), reprinted in Scottish Community Alliance newsletter 26 January 2022.
IPCC Human Impact press release February 2022
This introduces the report of the second working group of the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report. This group examined the human inpact of climate change, the vulnerability of human societies and the possibilities of adaptation.
Fifty years after 'The limits to Growth', Dennis Meadows is interviewed by Richard Heinberg
Short-termism and self-interest in reaction to climate change.
Starting with a close look at the amazing nature of the soil beneath our feet, on which we depend for the vast majority of the food we eat, George Monbiot previews his new book 'Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet'.
Even when it is widely understood that for society to tolerate inequality is to everyone’s disadvantage, it seems that some perverse (possibly unconscious) beliefs held by the more advantaged groups continue to bake inequality into the system. Kate Pickett explains this paradox.
James Lovelock, inventor, independent scientist and principal proponent of the Gaia hypothesis, died on his 103rd birthday on 26 July. This obituary appeared in The Guardian on 27 July.
Restaurateur and food Writer Thomasina Miers agrees with George Monbiot that we must eat less meat, bur rejects his conclusion that we should give up livestock farming alogether.
Fiona Harvey, the Guardian's Environment correspondent, speaks to Archie Bland during the COP27 UN Climate Conference, for the Guardian's 'First Edition' daily news email.
Fiona Harvey, the Guardian's Environment correspondent, offers a climate review of 2022, for the Guardian's 'First Edition' daily news email.
The most forceful and passionate of Greta's own contributions to 'The Climate Book' which she curated in 2022.
Address by the UN Secretary General on the launch of the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Synthesis report in March 2023.
In April 2023 Rob Hopkins, joint founder of the Transition movement, made an extended four-day tour of Transition and kindred groups in London.
Fifty years ago, the Local Government (Scotland) Act created community councils in order to provide a ‘bridge’ between communities and local authorities. This article describes some of the key issues that community councils face 50 years on, and the opportunities that there might be to transform them. (May 2023)
- Wednesday 27 September
- NA SCCAN Climate for Change conversation
- NA Community Energy Scotland Conference Edinburgh
- Thursday 28 September
- 19:00 Climate Cafe Black Isle - Fermenting workshop
- Friday 29 September
- 10:00 SSEN webinar on upgrading north of Scotland electricity grid
- NA Transition Network - 'Planet Local' summit
- Saturday 30 September
- NA Highland Good Food Partnership AGMs and local events
- 10:00 North Kessock Community Market
- Saturday 7 October
- 10:30 Community Assembly - Highland Renewable Energy Company?
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