Insure Ourselves Against Global Warming

Insurance is dull, however this industry could stop Global Warming.  Its financial incentive to save us from ourselves is huge.  Oil, king Coal or big cars are threated by climate regulation; the insurance industry from the coming storm.  The industry that compensates risk is seeing its risks magnify and intensify year on year.  Other industries [...]

Direct Action Will Become Reality

Today Activists closed all the BP petrol stations in London.  Over 50 petrol stations were closed with signs stating ‘closed. moving beyond petroleum.’  A dig at BP’s attempt to remarket itself as beyond petroleum several years ago and the way that it could actually achieve the slogan.   The activists realised the dream of beyond petroleum [...]

Global Warming Demands Leadership

The fight against global warming needs a leader.  Europe, China and the USA continue to flounder.  The USA’s latest failure in the fight is the abandonment of the climate legislation.  America the great leader has failed again.  When and who will lead the world to a decarbonised economy, the Americans, the Europeans, the Chinese?  Currently [...]

The Greenwash Party

Whole countries are now Greenwashing.  188 States have now ratified the Kyoto Protocol, however few will reach their targets.  The UK, France, Germany and Sweden probably will, but the UK and Germany have largely managed this through deinustrialisation, France through Nuclear and Sweden is the only true Green that has achieved it through tax reform.  [...]

Flat Pack Society

Flat pack furniture is filling our lives.  Is there a better example of our consumer society: built to last three minutes, cheap so that it is bought in its millions, made from suquelent resource sucking materials and most importantly almost useless.  I am no fan of Ikea or the like. My blinds are from Ikea [...]

Consumption is Natural

Consumption is something foreign to me.  Differences between my needs and my wants are clear.  I do not find my wants hard to supress because what I am offered is rubbish. Can consumption be related to other life destroying drugs such as alcohol or crack?   What is the trap of consumption?  What characteristics make up [...]