Andrew SimmsMore space for people?
Looking after each other?
Less 'junk', more of what matters?
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The climate emergency is a result of the sheer weight of human economic activity on the biosphere. Extraction of resources and the production of waste is responsible in part for the destruction of...
Andrew SimmsLockdown hasn't just slowed things, in some good ways, it's widened the door on the circular economy, reminding of the scope for repair, remaking and repurposing goods. Here's the latest story of change @RapidTransition 'Upward Spiral' #ClimateEmergency
Survey suggests British motorists are ready to change their behaviour to protect the environment.
Andrew SimmsThe fact that 40% of motorists say they'll drive less to keep the cleaner air of #lockdown is good (even more would be better) - but most interesting is the poll coming from AA, part of the car lobby itself.
Drivers plan to walk more to keep cleaner air
The review aims to create a ‘clean air generation’ of children, and make sure new developments are clean by design.
Andrew SimmsTo anyone eagerly jumping back into their car, it's worth remembering that air pollution, largely from traffic, kills more people annually than the current official Covid-19 death toll
As humanity has retreated where possible behind closed doors to wait out the ravages of COVID-19, the rest of the natural world has emerged from the shadows. Some of these examples have been...
Andrew SimmsThe great nature rebound – how nature steps up when people step back & both benefit.
In spite of everything, there are profound lessons abounding at the moment, and this is a great write-up of glimpsing something better from @RapidTransition
As the global pandemic continues to reshape whole economies and the lives of populations, normal consumer behaviour has been suddenly altered. The focus has been on maintaining provision of only...
Andrew SimmsConsumer habits are being quickly reshaped, focused on just essential goods & services. In response people are seeking satisfaction in other ways, shifting from consumerism to cultural activity. Are there implications for rapid transition post-pandemic?
Andrew SimmsWith headlines screaming we should now 'shop for Britain', it's never been more important to rethink consumerism. 9 climate tipping points are already 'active' - we need better paths to healthy economies. Some thoughts here @RapidTransition
EXCLUSIVE: The Compassion in Politics survey revealed the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on household finances
Andrew SimmsWith the public sphere now picking up a huge slice of the nation's wage bill, the UK has stumbled into introducing something a long way towards a basic income. This poll suggests such a policy, formerly derided, has huge support with 84% in favour
Other event in London, United Kingdom by Experimental Thought Co. and 2 others on Saturday, February 29 2020 with 586 people interested and 108 people...
Andrew SimmsIf you're looking for something warm, indoors and interesting to do in London on this rainy day - join us at Human / Nature / Stories in the Boiler House on Brick Lane for a whole day of talks, stories, music, food and general conviviality
In the United States, once the home of car culture, cities are experimenting with free public transport following successful international experiments. In the French capital, the Paris mayor is...
Andrew SimmsWith a 14% drop in private car buyers in the UK, free buses rolling in US cities, & cars getting designed-out of towns - there's a rapid gear shift happening in urban transport.
Read the latest @RapidTransition: There is such a thing as a free-ride!
Global data from three agencies also shows that 2019 was the second warmest year since 1850.
Andrew SimmsHow about 'No Fly February' to follow Veganuary? And, note to Matt Hancock, no, it's not okay to fly from London or Bristol to Manchester or wherever else in mainland UK. Make railways cheaper...
Climate change: Last decade confirmed as warmest on record
Fire warnings are in place for many areas including Perth, where temperatures are set to remain high.
Andrew SimmsThere are important issues behind the identity politics of Left & Right. But perhaps they've relegated our key identity: a rare, conscious species collectively dependent on a livable climate
Australia heatwave: Next week could see hottest day on record
Ambitious policies, political will and long-term thinking push forward council’s plan to become UK’s first carbon-neutral city
Andrew SimmsCongratulations to Nottingham for doing some fabulous, practical work to make a @RapidTransition happen - worthy recognition & a great carbon neutral target of 2028
Green new deal for Nottingham wins top Guardian award