Author Archives: EcoTheme

About EcoTheme

Welcome to EcoTheme. I’m from the the county of Dorset in the South West of England. Having studied environmental ethics and written a Masters dissertation on the ethics of sustainable living I now work with Campaign against Climate Change and Greenpeace. I started EcoTheme to present discussion and views on things going on in the environmental world. It should become clear through my posts that I believe our environmental problems to be the most pressing matters of the day – not simply because I place value in our natural world but also because it is the platform on which all life depends.

There Is Hope

This morning I’m sat at my desk at Greenpeace UK where I work as volunteer to the Outreach team. Yesterday, Russian authorities started charging the Arctic 30 with piracy, a charge that could carry up to 15 years in jail. … Continue reading

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The Battle for Balcombe: The Blockade

Earlier this week, I had the honour to be one of a group that blockaded the entrance to Cuadrilla’s test drilling site at Balcombe along with Green MP Caroline Lucas, who was subsequently arrested.  The blockade was one of many … Continue reading

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Obama Speaks

Last week President Obama delivered an hour-long speech on the subject of climate change.  Speaking at Georgetown University the President covered the history of climate science, the importance of an international agreement and the moral imperative to act.  Standing in … Continue reading

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Records, Rebellion and Resistance

The spring of 2013 has been turbulent for those of us campaigning on climate change.  On the 10th of May, global C02 levels exceeded a concentration of 400ppm* for the first time in human history.  Then, rebel MPs missed out … Continue reading

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BREAKING: ‘Today, we have an Authoritative Early Warning System…’

I often think about writing a futuristic novel about climate change.  Reading these words for the first time yesterday*, I felt like I knew where I would start.  You can imagine them being used in a Hollywood blockbuster, can’t you? … Continue reading

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Civil Disobedience. Or, Being ‘Extreme’

Do you ever question the rules?  Most of us are willing to accept that we are born into a system of rules and regulations that are created for the cohesion of society – but behind our system of governance lies … Continue reading

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The Peak of Human Greed

The long debated question as to whether the climate will collapse before we run out of fossil fuel was dealt a final nail in the coffin this month by Bill McKibben in his article ‘Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math’ – … Continue reading

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