Category Archives: Sociology of Climate Change

Keep the Coal in a Black Hole and the Gas up Rusbridger’s Wassname

I was idly surfing the English language TV news channels looking for reactions to the Greek crisis, and came across two science items. In the first the presenter was interviewing a science correspondent who was holding a cuddly furry toy … Continue reading

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2071 Script by Duncan Macmillan and Chris Rapley

This is a transcription of the one man show at the Royal Court last month. The Royal Court usually publishes its playscripts to coincide with performances. Numerous interviews and articles have made it clear that the authors intend this piece … Continue reading

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Diogenes on Robert Brulle

Last April Diogenes left a comment at https://geoffchambers.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/recursive-fury-a-summary/ which was unfortunately trapped in WordPress’s censorship machine, which is activated as soon as you make more than two links. It’s interesting, and I shall be coming back to Robert Brulle in … Continue reading

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Rupert Darwall: The Age of Global Warming

If you haven’t read Rupert Darwall’s book “The Age of Global Warming: A History” please do so. There’s an excellent summary in a speech given by Darwall at the GWPF book launch on 27th March 2013 at http://www.thegwpf.org/rupert-darwall-age-global-warming/ There are … Continue reading

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Prophesy from Orwell to Ehrlich

When I was a student (about half a century ago) I once hitched a lift with a lorry driver who asked me what I was studying. “Philosophy”, I said. He held out his hand and said: “Read my palm”. My … Continue reading

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Development Strategies Out of the Ark: (Alex Cull)

(guest article by Alex Cull) It’s something we’ve become used to hearing from the sustainability merchants. The WWF, for instance, tell us that if everyone in the world lived as we do in the UK we’d need three planets instead … Continue reading

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Ehrlich and the ur-IPCC

As I pointed out in the first part of this essay, https://geoffchambers.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/origins-of-environmentalism-1/ Ark II by Pirages and Ehrlich is a political tract, concerned with outlining the kind of political system which, according to the authors, must replace the current capitalist system, … Continue reading

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