Author Archives: James Atkins

The pain of care

This might be a bit theoretical, but it’s not too long. An essential part of any plan to help the planet must involve the notion of care. A few years ago I worked through thoughts about what it takes to … Continue reading

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Bad and good – the asymmetry

There is an asymmetry between bad and good. It takes a long time to create something good like an oak forest or a wholesome culture or a beautiful building. And all that can be destroyed in a few moments or … Continue reading

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Price the job, not the trees

An alternative to pricing nature is pricing jobs. Here is a radical approach to stopping HS2 in its tracks. You offer the CEO £10m to denounce the project and resign. By denouncing it and revealing its illegalities and lies, he … Continue reading

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Some limitations in pricing nature

Nature is complicated and protecting it cannot be reduced to pricing a single species, place or chemical. Even if economists would like it so. In the Netflix film, Social Dilemma, one of the interviewees, Justin Rosenstein, talks of a world … Continue reading

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Rebellion alphabet

When the laws of the land actively promote the destruction of nature and take other species to extinction ahead of us, it is obviously justified for brave people to rebel. We should all. Here are some examples, in alphabetical order: … Continue reading

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