What Price Freedom?

This March I went to Lancashire for a joyous and peaceful anti-fracking protest at Preston New Road. While I was there I spent the night in a freezing barn with some wonderful people and was driven around the county by a chap called Richard, who was friendly, generous...

Green investment sometimes pays

Many years ago I was a member of a group that included some Birmingham Friends of the Earth members who travelled to a former coal mining community in South West Wales. There we spoke to members of a community cooperative in what was clearly an economically devastated...

COP23 – We are still in

No one was expecting big decisions at COP (Conference of the Parties) 23 in Bonn in November 2017. Instead, it paved the way for rules that will set the Paris Agreement in motion, the deadline for this rulebook to be finished is 2018. A major talking point during the...

Population Sustainability

We are facing (and causing) an environmental crisis. Wild animal populations have plummeted in recent years, global temperatures are rising, our forests are disappearing and the seas are polluted. 10,000 years ago the Earth had to sustain just a few million people....