“The Power of Just Doing Stuff” by Rob Hopkins

ISBN 978 0 85784 117 9. “The Power of Just Doing Stuff – How local action can change the world” by Rob Hopkins was published by Green Books in 2013. By our reckoning this is Rob’s third book after the … Continue reading

“Green Philosophy” by Roger Scruton

ISBN 978 1 84887 202 8. “Green Philosophy – How To Think Seriously About The Planet” by Roger Scruton was published by Atlantic books in 2012 (this paperback edition in 2013). Seriously; “Seriously”? The bombastic nature of the book’s subtitle is … Continue reading

“The Burning Question” by Mike Berners-Lee & Duncan Clark

ISBN 978 178125 045 7. “The Burning Question – We can’t burn half the world’s oil, coal and gas. So how do we quit?” by Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clark.  We reviewed Mike Berners-Lee “How Bad are Bananas?” just over two … Continue reading

“No Local” Greg Sharzer

ISBN 978 1 84694 671 4. “No Local – Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won’t Change the World” by Greg Sharzer as published by Zero Books in 2012. This is a small book by a relatively unknown author. Its cover and title … Continue reading

The 5 Rules of Washing Up

Jay Rayner (restaurant critic for The Observer newspaper) recently blogged about how much he hated dishwashers (http://t.co/BQgkBFUf): “At dinner parties, guests who had offered to help clear up find themselves standing in the middle of my kitchen, paralysed with fear when they realise … Continue reading

“The Long Descent” John Michael Greer

ISBN 978-0-86571-609-4. “The Long Descent – A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age” by John Michael Greer was published by New Society in 2008. Well over two years ago we reviewed Greer’s “The Ecotechnic Future” and generally quite … Continue reading