Faced with monumental change, we all tend to convince ourselves that our lives will continue unscathed. In the first of our new series, with picks from the New Internationalist archive, we go back to 1990 when Anuradha Vittachi explained why, in the case of climate change, denial – that basic human trait – could bring about our downfall.
As climate change stretches human fragility towards breaking point, should we be preparing for societal collapse? This is the existential question behind ‘deep adaptation’, a theory that is rapidly gaining adherents. Richard Swift assesses how far, if anywhere, it will take us and what better paths we could go down.
Big Oil is throwing money at new fossil fuel infrastructure like there’s no tomorrow. New pipelines, refineries, wells and rigs are being built across all continents. But everywhere the industry goes, it meets resistance. Here are four profiles of groups saying enough is enough. Words by Nick Dowson.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|Sign of the Times||Spying on dissent||November, 2023|
|Temperature Check||Decolonize now||September, 2023|
|Temperature Check||Loneliness||May, 2023|
|Honey trap||Loneliness||May, 2023|
|The Interview: Ayakha Melithafa||A world to win||March, 2023|
|The denial syndrome||A world to win||March, 2023|
|Temperature Check||The cost of living crisis||January, 2023|
|Open Window||The cost of living crisis||January, 2023|
|Pushing against the perfect storm||The cost of living crisis||January, 2023|
|Cop out||Land rights||November, 2022|
|Washed out||Railways||September, 2022|
|Temperature Check||Rivers of life||July, 2022|
|What if...||How we stop big oil||May, 2022|
|Temperature Check||How we stop big oil||May, 2022|
|Is it too late?||How we stop big oil||May, 2022|
|A global just transition||How we stop big oil||May, 2022|
|Fighting the fossils||How we stop big oil||May, 2022|
|The fracked earth||How we stop big oil||May, 2022|
|The new greenwashing||How we stop big oil||May, 2022|