‘System Change Now!’
For decades I had been thinking of writing a book. The thinking underlying all my talks and classes is further developed here in this book, that I wrote during Covid lockdown and published in July 2022. It is available in a few shops, or more cheaply, directly from me. It can be ordered from any bookshop or libruary: ISBN 978-1-3999-3540-1
‘System Change Now!’ One man’s vision of a better future Healing a network of crises: Climate, Ecological, Political, Social and Economic through a Global Green New Deal to achieve Human Liberation & Planetary Rewilding
Chapter 1: System Change & A Global Green New Deal
Chapter 2: System Change: Politics, Economics & Society
Chapter 3: Energy, Infrastructure & Materials
Chapter 4: Food, Farming & Biodiversity
Chapter 5: System Change & Regional Geographies
Chapter 6: Creating Change: What we can do
Chapter 7: Postscript: Putin & Possibilities
Global Problems: Global Solutions
I’ve been writing and posting blogs from January 2010 up until the present, under the title ‘Global Problems: Global Solutions’, and started giving one-off talks and a series of evening classes from 2007 onwards, again often using this title. Underlying all my work is the understanding that the world faces a whole basket of interlinked crises, but that there exists an interlinked basket of solutions. Both the range of problems and of solutions are complex, fascinating and worthy of much investigation.
I’ve written various essays, articles and reports, here are a few of them:
This essay focuses on the extraordinary potential of concentrating solar power. It was written in autumn 2008 and published in December 2008 in Industrial Fuels and Power online magazine.
Read ‘Solar Solutions’ as PDF
30 Inspirations 30 Proposals
This report makes suggestions for improving Herefordshire’s sustainability. It was written in early 2010 and published on the New Leaf website in April 2010.
Read ’30 Inspirations 30 Proposals’ as PDF
Localising Herefordshire’s Energy Economy
This report stresses the tremendous economic and social benefits of developing an energy-efficient and renewables-based economy. It was written January to March 2012 and published in April 2012.
Read ‘Localising Herefordshire’s Energy Economy’ as PDF
The New University of Herefordshire: Why it should be an Exemplar of Sustainable Development.
This report, funded by the European Climate Knowledge Innovation Community, advocates a particular focus for the New University of Herefordshire. It was written in July 2014 as a Draft Discussion Document.
Read Herefordshire University document as a PDF