Issue 257 • November/December 2009
Resilience & Climate Change
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Resilient flowers need resilient fields and forests to flourish.
The Yasuni Initiative is setting a precedent for rainforest nations to protect their capital.
Client Earth • James Thornton
The power of law can create justice for the planet.
Positive Media • Imogen Ororke
Green social networking communities are behind a rise in positive media online.
Delhi City Symphony has helped change the lives of people with limited prospects.
Vancouver - The Greenest City in the World? • Allan Badiner
The virtues of a city that is embracing the seismic shift towards a green economy.
Resilience Thinking • Rob Hopkins
Why 'resilience thinking' is a crucial missing piece of the climate-change jigsaw.
Can We Cope? • Sir Crispin Tickell
Can we overcome 'conceptual sclerosis' and address the multiplicity of issues related to climate change?
Three fundamental principles should underpin any approach to food security: resilience, resolarisation and relocalisation.
Trees • Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
The Simple Life • Lao Tzu
Let people measure life by the meaning of death.
Amazon Imperative • Peter Bunyard
For our own survival we must implement global protection of tropical rainforests.
The kind of leadership that was shown in bailing-out the banks should be demonstrated to protect tropical rainforests.
Let us continue the work started by Wangari Maathai and reforest the entire world, creating right livelihood for all.
Climate Justice • Vandana Shiva
The polluters continue to pollute with impunity, whilst people thousands of miles away bear the brunt of their actions.
Rich-soil farming could help us turn back the carbon clock.
Positive Tipping Point • Hazel Henderson
The Copenhagen climate conference could be the positive tipping point for global eco-awareness.
Changing Direction • Kate Rawles
Climate Change is a symptom of economic and political systems committed to exponential growth on a planet with biophysical limits.
A Learning Society • Kate Davies
The next step in human evolution depends on our ability to live sustainably on the Earth.
The Power of Trust • Rachel Flemming
An interview with Fiona Reynolds, Director General of the National Trust.
Art for Earth's Sake • Satish Kumar
We need a paradigm shift from 'ego-art' to 'eco-art'.
Has the commodification of Banksy's art taken the edge off his work?
The makings of a Christmas wreath.
Poetry - The Hope of Renewal • Peter Abbs
The epic power of Nature and the poignancy of love: the poetry of Robyn Bolam.
Native pine trees are a resilient species that can adapt to most circumstances.
Nature Writers - Clattinger • John Moat
The intimate writing of Peter Please, whose meditations on an "ordinary" place extend our knowledge of the living world.
The practice of natural frugality creates a quiet but abiding satisfaction all of its own.
Pioneers - Green Compassion • Amanda Pissani
Marc Barasch, founder of Green World Campaign, is pioneering simple and direct ways to reforest the earth.
Letters to the Editors - Eco Blind Spot?
Taking small actions can make a big difference.
Review of One hundred species that changed the world.
Review of A Sleepwalk on the Severn.
Review of Voyaging Out.
Review of A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do.
Review of Consider the Birds: Who They Are and What They Do.
Review of Wild: An Elemental Journey.
Review of Low Impact Development: The Future in Our Hands.
Review of On the Edge of the Forest.
Review of Keeping Something Alive.