Our Uncertain Future

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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

Is It Wrong To Stockpile?

By |2020-03-30T19:11:01+00:00March 28th, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

Our Uncertain Future Blog - All Posts We live in interesting times, with news items from around the world, and around our own country, of frequent 'natural' disasters, particularly flooding and wildfires. Then when it seems like we're getting respite along comes the Coronavirus pandemic. For many people this is the first time they've

The Coronavirus is not a Bug, it is a Feature

By |2020-03-24T16:04:42+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future|

As it becomes increasingly difficult to ignore the many issues that we face today it can be difficult to understand what's happening and to know how to react to yet another problem coming down the line. This applies to outbreaks like the Coronavirus just as much as it does to climate change, economic turmoil,

The Good Life

By |2020-02-25T11:17:35+00:00February 24th, 2020|Blog, News, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

Our Uncertain Future Blog - All Posts My early attempts at following the 'Good Life' and becoming self-sufficient were not very effective. While the installation of solar panels to generate our own electricity went quite well, learning to grow our own food - in a typical suburban garden - was not so successful. I knew

My Journey 3: Big Changes Afoot

By |2020-02-10T19:36:14+00:00February 10th, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Our Uncertain Future, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Work Life While I learnt more about climate change and became more interested in electric vehicles and renewables I continued my existing full-time job working in the oil and gas industry. However I increasingly felt contradictions between my industry and what I was learning about carbon emissions and climate change. In 2010, as we

Climate and Ecological Crisis? What’s all the fuss about?

By |2020-02-04T08:54:39+00:00February 4th, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

On Friday night I attended a talk on climate change held in Chagford in Dartmoor, south Devon. It was entitled "Climate and Ecological Crisis? What's all the fuss about?" and I found it very interesting, and also quite moving. I went along expecting it to be another vanilla climate change talk - you know

Resilience: Preparing for Social Collapse and Climate Catastrophe | Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

By |2020-01-24T08:46:19+00:00January 24th, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Pollution, Prepping and Collapse|

I just came across this and found it was a pretty good summary of my current viewpoint - recommended reading: Resilience: Preparing for Social Collapse and Climate Catastrophe | Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Climate emergency is confronting us with the accelerating effects of our materialistic culture: extreme droughts, storms, and fires, and not just oceans filling

I’m a Collapsologue – Who Knew?

By |2020-01-22T18:23:32+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, News, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

I learned two new words today, courtesy of an article linked to from the Positive Deep Adaptation group on Facebook, of which I'm a member. The article is ‘Collapsologie’: Constructing an Idea of How Things Fall Apart. Apparently French writers have defined 'Collapsologie' as the "applied and transdisciplinary science of collapse". Those who think

My Journey 2: How I Started to Look Behind The Curtain

By |2020-02-10T19:38:28+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

Introduction is here I used to be like everyone else I know, having a job to earn money to buy stuff, run a car, fly on holiday and all the rest. Now, after looking behind the curtain, I have become so concerned about the increasing problems I see with the environment (particularly accelerating climate change,

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