"To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing." - Raymond Williams

Man versus Nature – The Road to Victory

by Shaun Chamberlin on September 11th, 2008

A very watchable 9 minute video outlining the mass extinction taking place on our planet right now – an event with substantially more significance for our lives than the infamous tragedy that took place seven years ago today.

Lest we forget, humanity is dependent on the web of life for our food, our drinking water and even our oxygen. The dominant cultural story of our separation from Nature is transparently, demonstrably false.

The climate science translation guide

by Shaun Chamberlin on September 3rd, 2008

Age Of Stupid Climate-o-meter

We are all familiar with the concept of climate change, and the need for reduced carbon emissions, but really getting a handle on the scale of the problem can be difficult, thanks to all the confusing terminology.

I looked all over the web for a straightforward comprehensive explanation of terms like Global Warming Potential (GWP) and the different meanings of CO2equivalent but I couldn’t find it, so eventually I decided to spend some of my time (and the time of many helpful friends and colleagues) on creating one.

I didn’t count on quite how intricate the underlying science is (it became ever clearer to me why there is so much confusion in this area), so the process took some considerable time, but I believe that this post is now something that many will find useful. It has been checked for accuracy by qualified experts. Read more »