Prepping and Collapse

Climate endgame: risk of human extinction ‘dangerously underexplored’

Scientists say there are ample reasons to suspect global heating could lead to catastrophe The risk of global societal collapse or human extinction has been “dangerously underexplored”, climate scientists have warned in an analysis. They call such a catastrophe the “climate endgame”. Though it had a small chance of occurring, given the uncertainties in future

CCC warns ‘major failures’ mean UK set to miss net zero

“Major failures” mean current government programmes will not be enough to deliver net zero, according to the latest Progress in reducing emissions: 2022 Report to Parliament from the Climate Change Committee (CCC). The landmark 600-page report is the first such since the release of the government’s Net Zero Strategy in October 2021, and follows a number of key policy

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

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

2020 – WHEN THE GREAT DISRUPTION BEGAN

[This article caught my eye as it has parallels with my own views, see here. Trevor] It was always going to come to this. Whether it was a pandemic triggering a shutdown, a climate emergency bursting the carbon bubble, a populist backlash against inequality, wars over water or countless other possible triggers, this moment

Is It Wrong To Stockpile?

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 had

The State of Play

Our Uncertain Future Blog - All Posts I spend a lot of my time reading on the Internet about our current situation with regard to the interrelated topics of climate change, environmental destruction, economics and new technology. In doing so I have come across a number of writers and website resources that I have

‘Overwhelming and terrifying’: the rise of climate anxiety

Experts concerned young people’s mental health particularly hit by reality of the climate crisis Over the past few weeks Clover Hogan has found herself crying during the day and waking up at night gripped by panic. The 20-year-old, who now lives in London, grew up in Queensland, Australia, cheekbyjowl with the country’s wildlife, fishing

The Good Life

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

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

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

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