Archive for August, 2008

Risk management

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Here’s an interesting and informative video about what choices we make regarding the possibility of global catastrophes within our lifetime. Got ten minutes? Watch it. Not got ten minutes? What the hell are you doing reading my blog? The only possible reason you don’t have ten minutes to inform yourself about the most important choice […]

Ugali and cabbage revisited

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

A while back I posted an entry here about home-cooked Kenyan maize dish called Ugali and how this had given me a sense of connection with my time in Kenya. Well today I’m celebrating the fact that this photo (which I published on Flickr under a Creative Commons licence that allows it to be reused […]

Opening the debate

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

I think it’s a great idea to use a web site, influding a Facebook page, to petition the Prime Minister to make an address to the nation on Climate Change. Whether or not you believe that politicans are able and wiling to make a difference, I believe it will bring the debate to the attention […]


Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

After an hour or so, I found myself among those preparing porridge and tea for the campers who had remained in line matching the police cordon. As I think about it again now, I am struck by the potential of a standoff like this, between campers and the police, to meet many needs

The Movement and the Police

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Is climate camp, perhaps, dependent on the police? Would it be as effective without them? Effective as a media phenomenon? Effective as a demonstration of solidarity and self-organization for sustainable living?

Camping it up for climate-change

Friday, August 1st, 2008

After a couple of days of re-sealing tent seams and adjusting the gears on my bike, the bike-trailer is full of sleeping bags and mats and the packed lunch is ready. Bitterjug is cycling to climate camp, leaving in three hours time.