Does American Business Get Climate Change?

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir I posted a response recently to a paper posted by the [American based] Institute for Cultural Evolution on their website. The paper has to do with how to progress awareness on Climate Change in …

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Are you Happy to Eat ‘Edible Food-like Substances’?

Food just isn't what it used to be. Back in the old days, you could buy food from the corner shop, or you'd grow it yourself. You were lucky if you had a refrigerator, so food was something you purchased every few days and ate as soon as possible before it went off. Now we …

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Can a Skyscraper Feed People?

Can we construct not only another skyscraper, but a sustainable urban environment that grows food for the 21st century city dweller? Normally when I look at the new skyscrapers crowding the London skyline, I see clever design, perhaps even the use of new materials,  but also something built upon the foundations of old modern values; …

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Can Fungi Save our Agriculture Systems from Collapse?

It should come as no surprise that our current industrialised agricultural system is in crisis. Huge monoculture farming methods and the use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilisers leave the soil gasping for life, often depleted of nutrients and unusable after a few generations. As part of this intensive farming system, chemical nutrients have to …

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Audio: Designing a Resilient Transport System

In 2009, I made a series of podcasts for We Are Futureproof, a campaign group I helped create to explore the future of sustainable transport systems. In this podcast I interviewed Patrick Andrews from Riversimple all about resilience and how it applies to peak oil & climate change, and what happens to transport when there …

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