Sex is carbon-neutral yet Climate Change is boring

In an early genesis of post-carbon living in 2008 we were influenced by a project called the “Yellow House“. It was a run-down, former council-house, in Oxford that had under-gone a drastic make-over to make it a (self-styled) “environmental dream … Continue reading

A New Dark Ages

Is science and reason declining? Is ignorance spreading at the cost of the enlightenment? Is this drift of acceptable-political-dialogue to the right, killing science? Is conservatism destroying rational, evidence-based thinking? In short, are we losing our grip on reality? If so, … Continue reading

Fossil Fuelled Suicide & other Power System stories

ISBN: 978-0-241-96524-5. “Power Systems” – conversations between David Barsamian and Noam Chomsky – was published by Penguin in 2013 (from an original 2012 US publication by Metropolitan Books). Once again another outing for the “world’s greatest public intellectual” although not an … Continue reading

The Promethean Dream: dark times & Climate Change

ISBN 978-0-19-933766-8. “Reason in a Dark Time – why the struggle against climate change failed – and what it means for our future” by Dale Jamieson was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. Given the level of praise heaped … Continue reading

Future Perfect

It is said that the future is already here! It just isn’t distributed evenly. Forecasting is a mug’s game. I admit it, I once delivered my own vision of the future in a talk called “The History of High Wycombe 2000 to 2100″. It … Continue reading

“The Way Out” by L. Hunter Lovins & Boyd Cohen

ISBN 978-0-8090-3469-7. “The Way Out – Kick-starting Capitalism to Save our Economic Ass” by L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen was published by Hill & Wang in 2012 (from the original published as “Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of … Continue reading