Good News for the Planet from 2023

Good News for the Planet from 2023

Many of us are fearful about the changes in the climate or worry about the future of life on Earth. We fret about our children’s well-being or how our lives will be affected in future. That distress makes us apathetic and stops us acting. I would like to suggest, not...
Phase Down, Phase Out or another Stich-up?

Phase Down, Phase Out or another Stich-up?

After COP 28, Dubai Fossil Fuels and other Items COP 28 The Final Agreement There was a great deal of concern from the world community over what would happen in Dubai during COP 28. The world needs a rapid phase out of fossil fuels and the President of the Conference...
Phase Down or Phase Out?

Phase Down or Phase Out?

Fossil Fuels at COP28 Dubai 30 November to 12 December 2023 Dubai Harbour – photo by Doreen Hosking What is COP28? “COP stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In International Relations-speak it means a committee created after an international treaty is signed,...
Humanity Needs Empathy to Tackle Climate Change

Humanity Needs Empathy to Tackle Climate Change

Why Empathy? Empathy is the ability to see the world through another person’s eyes and to feel what they are feeling. It is the capacity to see a situation from another perspective. We might, for example, judge somebody harshly if they steal food, but it softens our...
Choosing a Better Future

Choosing a Better Future

Where are we heading? There is no plan. We must choose our future – Consider what we want – Decide what is most important. And Act. Nobody will do it for us. As a recent Tweet put it: “The cavalry is not coming over the hill.” So we must choose how we want our lives...
Mending our Broken Food System

Mending our Broken Food System

Our food system creates about a third of all greenhouse gas emissions. As we all eat and make food choices this is an area where each of us can make a difference to our own health and that of our families. We can also help to make the whole system more...