Author Archives: James Atkins

T3-PIP: the small payment which could save the world…

I have been curious about the idea of lots and lots of small, regular payments by lots of people adding up to a big sum of money. And then this money being put towards saving Planet Earth from man’s desecration. … Continue reading

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Why Tyrannosaurus burgers were ok, but Big Macs aren’t.

Anthropocene ethics is a bit different from normal ethics. The rules change with population size [1]. We need to learn to accept this and live by it, now that we are in an ecological emergency. If you are a caveman … Continue reading

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Take write-offs on the chin; replace investment with legacy

This is a thought I have had great difficulty articulating, but with 120 months to cut emissions by 45%, I thought I would have a go … [1] There is a sense in much writing and thought about climate policy … Continue reading

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120 months – what I would like political leaders to do

We have ten years… For a moment stop worrying about what is politically feasible and write down what needs to be done. Where there is a way there is a will. This is approximately what is needed. 1. People: An essential … Continue reading

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The Bustard’s fourth rule

Medieval brainbox William of Ockam (Surrey, England) said: Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.  That is: More things should not be used than are necessary. When applied to philosophy or science: the simpler the explanation the better. Applied to living … Continue reading

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