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Blogs - short snappy pieces, often topical, sometimes informal

Range Anxiety and the Pursuit of Guilt-free Motoring

There are lots of good things about rural living – space, cleaner air, less noise and jostle, loads of scope for growingfood if you’re so inclined (as I am). Community life round here is rich and diverse, in a bucolic kind of way.

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Brexit, Trump and Change

I had a conversation with a young activist recently who said she just loved change. She wanted ‘just to be involved in change’, and this seemed to mean any change, change perhaps for its own sake.

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Europe, Climate Change: Imagining Oneself to be an Exception

The idea a people has that they are an exception is not just a problem facing Britain and Europe in 2016, it lies at the heart of humankind’s relation to the planet.

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An Unravelling World in need of Radical Repair

Grieving is nearly always the first step in a process of inter-personal and collective reparation.

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Britain & Europe: What Moves People?

If climate campaigners need more proof then the EU Referendum shows how fear, resentment, and shame trump evidence every time.

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Outriders of the Coming Adversity: How Climate Activists and Climate Scientists Keep Going

How do people cope when their work or campaigning brings them into daily contact with the disturbing reality of climate change? How do they manage emotionally?

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