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6 LIFE ON AN ISLAND
7 BIG GREEN TAXI
8 MAKING A DIFFERENCE SLOW MONEY
10 EARTH COMMUNITY THOMAS BERRY Reorienting the human community.
12 DEFINING SUSTAINABILITY MICHAEL BEN-ELI A call for a deep transformation of our worldview.
34 KICKING THE CARBON HABIT MARK LYNAS The opportunities of climate change.
36 CARBON DESCENT CLIONA O CONAILL A local solution to a global crisis.
38 POETRY PETER ABBS Celebrating 800 years of Rumi.
40 SUBTLE VIBRANCY PHILIP VANN The paradox of the human heart.
42 SEED JO OLAND A monolith for our time.
18 WHAT IS THE QUESTION? HERMAN DALY We make the world by the questions we ask.
20 NEW ROLE FOR THE WTO JONATHON PORRITT Putting the environment above free trade.
22 GREEN TAX SWITCH CHRIS HUHNE Address climate change through taxation.
24 DECENTRALISE ENERGY DOUG PARR People must participate in the production of power.
26 A POLICY PACKAGE PAUL EKINS We need to implement multiple policy changes simultaneously.
28 THE CARBON LEVY PETER AINSWORTH Pay-as-you-earn or pay-as-you-burn?
30 FROM COMPROMISE TO LIMITS TONY JUNIPER Learning to recognise ecological limits.
32 TRUE SECURITY CAROLINE LUCAS Diverting military funding to tackle climate change.
ILLUSTRATORS NOMA BAR illustrates for The Guardian MATT KENYON illustrates for The Guardian AXEL SCHEFFLER illustrates children’s books, most recently Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book LINDA SCOTT is a freelance illustrator
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KICKING THE CARBON HABIT Mark Lynas on the opportunities of climate change
SLOW TRAVEL Kurt Hoetling decides to stay within walking distance of home
PEACE ONE DAY A young pioneer’s dream to promote nonviolence
THE GREEN IMPERATIVE
PETER AINSWORTH • HERMAN DALY • PAUL EKINS • CHRIS HUHNE • TONY JUNIPER CAROLINE LUCAS • DOUG PARR • JONATHON PORRITT
Aroid climber in Panama rainforest
PHOTOGRAPH: ART WOLFE
3 WELCOME SATISH KUMAR
44 SLOW TRAVEL KURT HOETLING
46 RECIPES ROSE PRINCE
47 THE OCCASIONAL DIDYMUS JOHN MOAT
48 VOICE FROM THE SOUTH VANDANA SHIVA
50 SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS OLIVER TICKELL
51 PERSPECTIVES OLIVER TICKELL
52 VISIONARIES: THOMAS BERRY MATTHEW FOX
43 GREAT GIG SANDY BROWN How sport helps crafts.
54 PIONEERS: JEREMY GILLEY ALLAN JENKINS
55 THE LONG VIEW HARRY EYRES
ILLUSTRATION: MICHAEL LEUNIG
56 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
4 Resurgence No. 244 September/October 2007 REVIEWS
58 IN MY OWN WORDS The Energy Challenge GEOFFREY HAGGIS
59 IN MY OWN WORDS Creating Partnerships CYNTHIA KING
60 FORWARD TO NATURE AIDAN RANKIN reviews The Bloodless Revolution
61 SAVE THE TURTLE ANDY McGEENEY reviews Voyage of the Turtle
62 SELLING THE SKY JAMES BRUGES reviews Carbon Trading
63 SEEDING THE FUTURE DAVID PEARSON reviews A Safe and Sustainable World
64 A PRACTICE OF EQUANIMITY PETER REASON reviews The Slapton Ley Project
65 THE NATURE OF WATER MAGGIE LEE reviews Viktor Schauberger
66 DIVERSE ARTISTS ANDY CHRISTIAN reviews Dialogues in Diversity
67 GHOSTS OVER THE LAWN LISA DART reviews Birds with a Broken Wing
IN OUR TIME
68 CLASSIFIED ADVERTS 70 DISPLAY ADVERTS
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