A climate of exclusion

Kat Jordan surveys the gender imbalance at Cop26 in Glasgow and suggests you won’t save the planet with half the planet outside the room THE Cop26 climate change summit in November will set the narrative for our collective response to a global emergency. Inevitably it will be a male-dominated narrative because of the gender imbalance aroundContinue reading “A climate of exclusion”

Nenets nightmare

Ada Wordsworth looks at what the climate crisis means for Russia’s reindeer herders THE indigenous Nenets people are nomads living in the icy tundra of Russia’s far north. For a thousand years Nenets reindeer herders have migrated to summer pastures on the Yamal Peninsula above the Arctic Circle, returning south in winter. This 800-mile journeyContinue reading “Nenets nightmare”

Crunch time at Cop26

Editorial LORD Byron once described the English winter ‘ending in July to recommence in August’ – which is more or less what happened this year. It was a disappointing cool summer in the United Kingdom. Elsewhere, however, the weather of 2021 looked disconcertingly like hell. A devastating heat wave struck North America’s Pacific coast, breakingContinue reading “Crunch time at Cop26”

Grubs up!

Bryn Glover samples the green future of food HUMANITY faces a major challenge if we are to feed a global population of 10 billion by the end of the century. The simplest way to analyse the nature of this problem is to think in energy terms. Energy is measured in calories or joules and we’reContinue reading “Grubs up!”

Learning from lockdown

By Bryn Glover The past year has witnessed a kind of global experiment in public health and social security. Most of the results have been depressing. In the United Kingdom, a corrupt and incompetent government has allowed over 125,000 of its citizens to die from the Sars-Cov-2 virus. Unemployment has soared to nearly two million.Continue reading “Learning from lockdown”

Why we are Green Socialists

by Bryn Glover Introduction We are GREEN because we recognise certain clear and unequivocal truths about human activity. Currently, the human race treats planet Earth as if were an endless storehouse or bottomless sewer. This may have been going on for thousands of years, but the time has come for it to stop. We haveContinue reading “Why we are Green Socialists”

Good Cop, bad Cop?

Editorial THE Cop26 summit in Glasgow was meant to be a defining moment in the struggle to save our planet from climate catastrophe. So was it a success or failure? That depends on what you compare it with. Since the first ‘conference of parties’ to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was held inContinue reading “Good Cop, bad Cop?”

Covid and the development gap

By Mike Davies The covid-19 pandemic is not a surprise. There are hundreds of strains of coronavirus, most of which only affect animals. Ever since the outbreak of Sars in 2002, and of Mers (or camel flu) a decade later, scientists have been warning that climate change, urbanisation, and international air travel create the perfectContinue reading “Covid and the development gap”

The Failure of Capitalism

The world economy is in crisis for the second time in just over a decade – and has no answer to rising poverty and unemployment. How will it cope with the impending mega-crisis of climate change? By Bryn Glover It may be ‘bad form’ and morally wrong to kick a person (or a philosophy orContinue reading “The Failure of Capitalism”