“Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe” by Noam Chomsky

ISBN 978-1-60980-454-1. “Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe” by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk was published in 2013 by Seven Stories Press. This is recent but quite short at only 87 pages – excluding Appendices & Notes. Although Chomsky has written at … Continue reading

“Educating for Hope in Troubled Times” by David Hickman

ISBN 978-1-85856-553-8. “Educating for Hope in Troubled Times – Climate change and the transition to a post-carbon future” was written by David Hicks and published by the Institute for Education Press in 2014. This represents the first time we have … Continue reading

“Making the Future” by Noam Chomsky

ISBN 978-0-241-95258-0. “Making the Future – Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance” by Noam Chomsky was published by Penguin Books in 2012. Edited by John Stickney. Noam hasn’t written a book in years so this is yet another compilation of his … Continue reading

“Snake Oil” by Richard Heinberg

ISBN-13: 978-0976751090. “Snake Oil – How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future” by Richard Heinberg was published by the Post Carbon Institute in 2013. Heinberg is now the author of ten books of which we have reviewed seven … Continue reading

“The Energy of Nations” by Jeremy Leggett

ISBN 13: 978-0-415-85782-6. The Energy of Nations – Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance” by Jeremy Leggett was published in 2014 by Routledge. Remarkably this is the first of Jeremy’s books we have reviewed although the likes of “Carbon … Continue reading

Global Risk Update 2014

In 2012 I delivered a public presentation called “The History of High Wycombe 2000 to 2100” in the High Wycombe Guildhall. It was based upon the World Economic Forum’s 2011 assessment of Global Risks. These assess what our world leaders expect … Continue reading