Solomon Steinbett: Ecology and Economics - A Blueprint for Survival
Eco-socialist and republican Solomon Steinbett outlines his vision for an economic model based on national self-sufficiency to address the global ecological crisis
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” American Indian Proverb
Scott Leatham: To end the reign of the climate delayer we need to re-write our contract with nature
Scott Leatham (@Scott_Leatham), political ecologist researcher and campaigner, says that natural solutions must be part of any credible strategy to address climate breakdown
AS MESSAGES on climate breakdown and biodiversity loss dominate the airwaves, the emergence of a new form of denialism stalks the policy landscape: the delayer.
Judy Wilkinson: Don't forget the ecological dimension of the mental health crisis
Judy Wilkinson, CommonSpace columnist and allotments campaigner, contributes to our week on the mental health crisis. She argues that disconnection from nature breeds alienation, and looks at community growing as a mechanism for re-connecting people to the natural world.
COMMONSPACE editor Ben Wray is absolutely right in saying ‘the mental health crisis is pervasive... poor mental health is a normalised part of modern society’.
Raise the ambition of Climate Change Bill following IPCC report, Scottish environmentalists say
SNP Conference passes topical motion on IPCC report
THE findings of the International Panel on Climate Change’s latest report must lead to faster action and bigger ambition on the part of the Scottish Government, environmentalists have said.
The landmark IPCC report published today [8 October] found that keeping temperature rises to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels can prevent the most disastrous consequences from climate change and is still possible, but “would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
Landscape of Fear: Interview with director of new documentary on capitalism and the environmental crisis
Ben Wray spoke to Liam Young, who along with Jack Archer directed new documentary 'Landscape of Fear'
COMMONSPACE caught up with Liam Young, Glasgow-based film-maker who, along with Jack Archer, directed new documentary 'Landscape of Fear', which situates the environmental crisis in the economic system, and looks in particular at how it affects working class communities in Scotland, and what community-based solutions could be.
Exclusive: University fracking research projects slammed for involving 'vested interest' Halliburton and 'water apartheid' EWRE
Edinburgh University fracking project involves company linked to "water apartheid" in Palestine, while UCL project involves Halliburton, an oil drilling company complicit in a monumental environmental catastrophe and with a vested interest in the fracking industry
CAMPAIGNERS have criticised Edinburgh University and the University College of London (UCL) for leading EU-funded fracking projects involving companies known for causing environmental and human harm in other parts of the world.