In a conversation recorded before the Covid-19 crisis hit, which is raising many questions about the responsible use by policy makers of scientific advice, SGR’s Andrew Simms interviews the leading voice on climate science, Prof Kevin Anderson of...
robintransition"I’d like to hear much more of what many academics say in private being said in public.": brilliant as always from @KevinClimate
In the new coalition government, Eamon Ryan could become deputy prime minister —Tánaiste—the first former bike shop owner elevated to such a national leadership role.
robintransition"20% of Ireland’s transport budget will go to walking and cycling while two-thirds of the rest will go to public transit": Ireland’s Green Party Leader, A Former Bike Shop Owner, Secures ‘Astonishing’ Boost For Walking And Cycling
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robintransitionI love this post showing how Transition groups are responding to the COVID19 crisis and what we can learn from them when planning how to #BuildBackBetter. Just sharing in case you missed it
The long read: In the midst of fear and isolation, we are learning that profound, positive change is possible
robintransition"It is too soon to know what will emerge from this emergency, but not too soon to start looking for chances to help decide it. It is, I believe, what many of us are preparing to do" Rebecca Solnit.
Few scientists think climate change will cause society to collapse any time soon - but some people are getting ready anyway.
robintransition"To me, the Bendell paper is a perfect storm of misguidedness and wrongheadedness," @MichaelEMann says. "It is wrong on the science and its impacts. There is no credible evidence that we face 'inevitable near-term collapse'."
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned by Zeus to endlessly try to push a large rock to the top of a hill, an activity Zeus had rigged so that as it neared the top, the rock would roll away fro…
robintransition@GeorgeMonbiot "I'm beginning to see what winning might look like". Possibly the nine most important words @GeorgeMonbiot ever wrote. They inspired me to write these reflections on how different it would be to live, do activism, do Transition in such a world.