Why Extinction Rebellion’s Tactics Are Deeply Misguided

Extinction Rebellion’s latest protest against ‘recalcitrant public authorities’ in the fight against climate has been this week to blockade the most strategic road junction in the city of Cambridge.  And as a spin-out action to dig-up one of the ancient manicured lawns owned by Trinity College.  It certainly makes for good visual media.  And it […]

Climate Change in Court

Last Friday, 17 January, a US court “reluctantly” quashed a climate lawsuit brought by 21 young people against the US government.  The judge determined that “the plaintiffs’ impressive case for redress must be presented to the political branches of...

‘Window of Opportunity’

This essay will appear in Connectedness – an Incomplete Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, edited by Sidsel Kjaerulff Rasmussen and Marianne Krogh and published later in 2020 by Strandberg Publishing, Denmark. ….. “We have a window of only 10-15 years...

Climate Emergency Politics is Dangerous

Read my latest essay in Issues in Science & Technology, Volume 36, Fall 2019 Issue. Summary: Declarations of emergencies create ‘states of exception,’ often justified by governments under conditions of war, insurrection, or terrorist threat.  Emergencies promise the mass...