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53 Articles by Jeremy Williams

Could Turtleburgers Save the Amazon?

The Amazon, as you will be aware, is a rainforest under attack. An acre of ancient forest is lost approximately every 8 seconds, and a fifth of the Amazon has been lost since 1970. This is bad news for biodiversity, the Amazon being one of the richest areas of the ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in September 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Food, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution (9 comments)

Starting a new transition town – spreading the word

Jeremy Williams continues the story of Transition St Albans, as the group hosts its first events and begins to meet the public. Transition St Albans has come a long way in a short time. After a couple of months of planning and getting ourselves organised, we finally reached that crucial ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in July 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Lifestyle & Behavior, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Transition Towns

Interview With Greenpeace Activists On Board Kingsnorth Coal Ship

In the early hours of this morning, Greenpeace activists boarded a freighter bound for Kingsnorth power station, and have prevented the unloading of 20,000 tonnes of coal. Jeremy Williams spoke to Sarah Shoraka, on top of the mast at the time: Jeremy: Describe the scene for us there… Sarah ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in June 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Politics & Government, Pollution

The UK Gets Ready for Climate Change

Britons were today able to see for the first time how climate change may affect them in the places where they live. The new data reveals how the next century may unfold throughout the UK, allowing businesses and individuals to make informed decisions. The UK Climate Projections 2009 were unveiled ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in June 2009, about Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Pollution, Poverty & Development

What Costs 300,000 lives and $125bn Every Year?

The startling costs of climate change have been revealed.  ‘The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis', just released by the Global Humanitarian Forum, is the first global report to focus exclusively on the human impact worldwide, analysing how climate change will affect society.  Currently, climate change costs 300,000 lives and ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in June 2009, about Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Pollution, Population, Poverty & Development, Water (6 comments)

Book Review: The Transition Timeline

Our understanding of the world is shaped by the stories we tell ourselves. The dominant story of our culture, says Shaun Chamberlin, is that of progress: we're led to believe "that we currently live in one of the most advanced civilisations that the world has ever known, and that ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in May 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Transition Towns

Starting a New Transitions Town: The Learning Curve

Two months ago St Albans joined the dozens of communities around the world who have taken on the challenge of the Transition Movement, a grassroots response to climate change and peak oil. Jeremy Williams has been writing an insider's perspective (here's part one if you missed it!) on ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in May 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Lifestyle & Behavior, Transition Towns

The Fabric of Progress: Why Organic Clothing Matters

A couple of years ago organic clothing began to appear in stores. It was available before in specialist stores, either up-market boutiques I can't afford to shop in, or hippy-type retailers I wouldn't want to shop in. These days it turns up on the high street, and it ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in April 2009, about Consumerism, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Health, Industry & Business, Organic (4 comments)

The Seeds of Transition

As the Transition Towns movement reaches his hometown, Jeremy Williams reports on the beginnings of Transition St Albans. It's 8pm on a Wednesday night. It's raining and I'm trying to locate a slightly obscure Quaker meeting house round the corner from the station in St Albans, the ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in April 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Lifestyle & Behavior, Philosophy & Religion, Transition Towns (1 comment)

Reviewing 'The Transition Handbook'

‘The Transition Handbook: from oil dependency to local resilience‘ is the guidebook to the Transition Towns movement. It explains the problems of peak oil and climate change, re-localization and resilience as responses that will transition us to a post-carbon future, and how you can set up your own transition initiative ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in March 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Lifestyle & Behavior, Philosophy & Religion, Transition Towns

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