Suicidal Planet “Out of the Wreckage, carbon rations anyone?”

Monday 4th June 2018

Tina Fawcett

Tina Fawcett speaks to Vivien Langford from Oxford. She was involved in a UK Government report into the feasibility of Personal carbon rations. She wrote Suicidal Planet and thinks that by focusing on our personal carbon budget more people would engage realistically with the problem of global warming. The British decided that this was an idea before its time but Australians with a carbon footprint of 23 tonnes compared to the average European with 8 should not shy away from this detailed and sensible discussion. It is NOT easy listening.

 

George Monbiot

George Monbiot talks about his struggle to get the media to take climate change seriously. He feels piecemeal solutions like carbon rations will not work until we have a less reactive,more propositional approach. He says our policies are grown hydroponically and are not embedded in the soil of real values. We are listening out for a restorative narrative that resonates with our concerns. It was difficult to get good audio quality through our skype connection and he was very patient. It will be worth your while to be patient too as you listen to this profound discussion.

Further Reading:

1.Suicidal Planet
by Tina Fawcett, Mayer Hillman and Sudhir Chella Rajan
https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-312-35355-1
http://low-carbon-renovation.blogspot.com/

Youtube with Dr Yael Parag: http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/people/tfawcett.html
Mayer Hillman: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/26/were-doomed-mayer-hillman-on-the-climate-reality-no-one-else-will-dare-mention

2. Rules for Revolutionaries by Becky Bond & Zack Exley

https://www.amazon.com/Rules-Revolutionaries-Organizing-Change-Everything-ebook/dp/B01MG20YZ0
https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/rules-for-revolutionaries/

3. Out of the Wreckage by George Monbiot

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/14/out-of-the-wreckage-george-monbiot-review

4. Breaking the spell of Loneliness Song G.Monbiot and Ewan McLenan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZL8Li01w4s

 

The team tonight: Andy Britt, Roger Vize and Vivien Langford

 

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