Our Uncertain Future

Climate Change (Image: Tumisu/Pixabay)

(Image: Tumisu/Pixabay)

Welcome to my personal blog covering my adventures in and opinions on homesteading/smallholding, self-sufficiency, climate change and related issues.

Trevor Larkum, January 2020

A Prayer for Nonbelievers

By |2021-11-15T11:19:06+00:00November 10th, 2021|Blog, Our Uncertain Future|

I was ten years old when The Limits to Growth first saw print. I have a dim memory of seeing a newspaper article or two about it, but I had other things on my mind in 1972—my parents got divorced that year, and an already difficult childhood promptly got much worse—and several years passed

The Future is a Landscape

By |2021-11-08T12:08:07+00:00November 7th, 2021|Blog, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future|

I’ve been reflecting of late about the way that our habitual expectations about change blind us to the way that change actually happens. One of the most important of these is the frankly weird but pervasive notion that the future is a single place, where only one kind of thing happens. It’s always “The Future,”

Want to beat rising energy prices… could you live off-grid?

By |2021-11-08T12:06:36+00:00November 7th, 2021|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Our Uncertain Future, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

It sounds radical but 150,000 people Britons have already cut the cord and become self-sufficient As energy bills soar and Britain braces itself for a winter of discontent, there is one family who aren’t worried. Matthew and Charis Watkinson, and their children Elsa and Billy, have managed to evade the national energy crisis by becoming

The UK’s petrol crisis is just a taste of a more jittery, uncertain future

By |2021-11-08T12:09:42+00:00November 6th, 2021|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

The shortage of tanker drivers has sparked a run on the pumps – and the only question now is what we’ll run out of next On Saturday, a friend who spends most weekends trekking halfway across the country to check up on her increasingly frail parents spent an anxious morning scouring empty garages for petrol.

Wrong for a different reason

By |2021-11-08T12:12:42+00:00October 24th, 2021|Blockchain, Blog, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future|

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – A well-meaning but not particularly bright left-leaning US politician – made a stir earlier this week by wearing a figure-hugging dress emblazoned with the slogan “Tax the Rich” to the prestigious 2021 Met Gala. Since the slogan was clearly political, it wasn’t long before the various political tribes took to social media

Why it’s time for Britain to control its own food supply

By |2021-11-08T12:13:45+00:00October 4th, 2021|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Food Production, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future|

Our food supply is in crisis. First there was the panic buying at the start of the pandemic, stripping the shelves of everything from pasta to pinot noir. Now the shops are looking bare again as Brexit and Covid combine to drastically reduce the workforce, and industry chiefs are warning that shortages could last well

Are You A Climate Warrior or A Climate Weaver? Because We Need Both.

By |2021-07-29T17:00:38+00:00July 29th, 2021|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Extinction Rebellion, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

How an unexpected Twitter tiff with the renowned climate scientist Michael Mann helped me rethink climate activism. When I tweeted my reply, I had no idea that I would be on the receiving end of friendly fire. I was scrolling through my feed, looking for thought-provoking news and commentary (because that’s the only reason

58 Practical Homesteading Skills and Ideas You Can Learn Today

By |2021-03-19T09:41:07+00:00March 17th, 2021|Blog, Food Production, Our Uncertain Future|

Whether you’re already on a homestead or dreaming of being a homesteader, homesteading skills are invaluable – and lots of fun! They give you a real sense of accomplishment, you save money, and you’re becoming more self-reliant in the process. Jump right in with the homesteading skills on this list. I’ve mainly included practical homesteading

This website uses cookies and third party services. Ts & Cs Ok

Privacy Policy

You can view our Privacy Policy here.

Term of Use

You can view our Terms of Use here.