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Derek Wall

Green gone wrong

Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution. Verso 2010 by Heather Rogers. Heather Rogers has researched and written a superb book. I sometimes think even in the Green Party we are so busy with our politics,…

Conservation or green imperialism?

I thought the idea that conservation meant excluding people had finally been buried by Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize win. So I am sad to hear that the Chagos Islands have been made a conservation reserve by the British government. The…

Impossible hamster

However you need a way of providing prosperity without wrecking the planet, whenever I hear the phrase ‘blind capitalist accumulation’ I reach for my Elinor Ostrom….not convinced that many of the critics of growth have much of an idea of…

Edge Of Darkness without Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson has an uncanny knack of finding things, otherwise obscure, which I really care about and mangling them. His Jesus is an actor in a sadistic play and his indigenous are rescued by the Catholic Church and the Spanish…

Harsh winter in UK

The UK has been in the grip of the coldest winter for maybe 30 years. The lowest temperatures have been -22C but its been minus -8 regularly where I live in the South East and in London. We Brits don’t…

Green Party to win first Member of Parliament in UK

Green candidate Caroline Lucas has a significant lead over the other parties’ candidates in Brighton Pavilion constituency, according to the first publicly released standard-size constituency opinion poll of local voters. If repeated at the general election with a similar turn…

No Nonsense guide to Copenhagen

A real solution demands actual cuts in emissions via a green new deal that would reduce emissions and create ‘1 million new jobs’, affordable public transport, promotion of more economic localisation (for example more local businesses mean less commuting), insulation,…