Surely, at this time of climate and ecological emergency, the first place we as Christians should be is on our knees.
In view of imminent annihilation if we continue our current trajectory towards 3°C of warming, what can art say? Considering 18th century romantic artists were already mourning the loss of an innocent, agrarian lifestyle by invoking classical pastoralism in their landscapes, is any time left for discussion as the Earth burns and everything in it dies?
Dear friends and readers, Since I began this blog in January 2020, I’ve tended to publish mostly long-form articles on topics of interest or concern to me, as well as interviews with various salsa personalities, etc. As most of you probably don’t have time to read longer pieces, however ‘worthy’ they may be, I haveContinue reading “The Long and Short of It“
For those feeling overwhelmed with personal or climate grief — or for those with a deep sense of solastalgia (loss of place), time out in nature is essential
While forests could provide more than one-third of the total CO2 reductions required to keep global warming below 2°C through to 2030, mankind unbelievably continues to chop trees down at an unprecedented rate. In the relatively short period between 2001–2015, over 300 million hectares (nearly the size of India) of tree cover was lost. Such short-sighted behaviour is essentially suicidal – if we continue chopping trees as we are, we will be unable to survive.
The theme of this blog came to me following an inspired exchange with a friend (who happens to be a God-fearing and sensitive Muslim) about the fact most people go about in their own little bubbles, unaware of and largely unconcerned about what is going on in the world around them. The context of ourContinue reading “GOD AND BUBBLES: What God and science say about climate change, environmental catastrophe and how to be prepared”
As the global fashion industry comes under increasing scrutiny for its carbon footprint and contributions to social and ethnic injustice, is it time to give high-street fashion the boot? Increasingly these days, I discover I am not the only person – and notably, not the only woman, since most fashion advertising specifically targets us –Continue reading “Fashion sense and sensibility: getting out of the fast-fashion trap”