The Story of Stuff (part 2)

You’ll be relived to know that this is still the well-buttered/battered computer in action. In the last post, I didn’t even have to bang on about the environmental rationale behind keeping this old beast alive – it makes sense, even before I have to leap into the pulpit. But for those of you that like … Continue reading The Story of Stuff (part 2)

The story of more stuff (part 1)

The computer I’m tapping away on has seen better days. As a result of a couple of butter-fingered moments, it’s sporting some curves that the designer never intended. As a result of a couple of more literal butter-fingered moment, pointing to no-doubt fascinating points, the screen is more colourful than it should be. Plus it’s … Continue reading The story of more stuff (part 1)

The Energy Matrix – the cost of pollution

Here's a post I wrote for Sublime Magazine and Max Gladwell: Who would have predicted the world of science fiction films would prove so prophetic? Our planet is being over-run by machines and we need people like Arnold Schwarzenegger to save us. In the world of the film The Matrix, robots, machines and other perennially … Continue reading The Energy Matrix – the cost of pollution

Why the financial crisis spells doom for the environmental

The front pages in the UK this week are a-spread with the news of record profits at Barclays Bank, with accompanying bonuses for top bankers. This echoes last week’s story at Goldman Sachs. Given the recent bailouts and government support, the Economist is right to note that ‘such largesse looks cheeky at best’! Although the … Continue reading Why the financial crisis spells doom for the environmental

Overlooking Wisdom, Overlooking Value

Here's a piece just written for Sublime Magazine about 'Holistic Economics' There's a deeper, darker recession that has been stealthily growing since long before the Lehmans and Madoffs of this world were consumed by their own greed. No doubt the financial crisis will affect many of us over the coming years. Its speed, coupled with … Continue reading Overlooking Wisdom, Overlooking Value