Category Archives: Climate change policy

The problem with net zero

Many companies and organisations are saying they will go net zero by 2030. This is in response to the climate emergency. The intention is good but flawed. It is not suitable for a climate emergency. It is suitable for a … Continue reading

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Notes on Sweden, Saudi and behaviour change

When I read that someone had bombed Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities and their production was down 50%, I assumed that Sweden had finally realised that climate diplomacy was doomed to failure and decided to take proper action. Disabling Saudi’s oil … Continue reading

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Roger Hallam’s guide to the quickest route to hell

I was resting from scything practice in the garden, appropriately enough, and saw that a friend was meeting Roger Hallam who founded Extinction Rebellion. He urged me to watch a video of one of Roger’s speeches. I sat and watched … Continue reading

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Rearranging nation states

Another issue raised by Bolsonaro’s crimes is how the concept of the Nation State can stop being useful to humans. Legally the Amazon belongs to Brasil and some other South American countries. But the Amazon is bigger than Brasil – … Continue reading

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Taking climate change seriously: regime change, state failure and anarchy

Regime change is where a country or coalition of countries intervene in another country where the leaders are engaging in genocide, crimes against humanity and so forth. Say, hypothetically, a small, rogue state was expanding its chemical industry. It builds … Continue reading

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