Time to speak the unspeakable

Julian Cribb

If you come to a realisation that our civilisation is crumbling in the face of climate chaos, […]

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The Methane Gun

Julian Cribb

In all the sound and fury over climate change, too little public and media attention has been […]


On the Need for an Earth Standard Currency

Julian Cribb

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Humanity Can Have a Future

Julian Cribb

Science writer Julian Cribb looks at how humans thinking as a species can overcome existential threats. Watch […]

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The End of Freedom

Julian Cribb

This article was originally published on Julian Cribb’s blog, Surviving C21. It can be found here. The […]

Protesters wearing gas masks staged a “die-in” surrounding a giant neon gas mask banner in George Square ahead of a Glasgow Council Environment Committee meeting on Tuesday 20th March. Image by Ian Macnicol / Friends of the Earth Scotland | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

When ‘oil’ spells murder

Julian Cribb

Hollywood action star and former Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called it when he recently accused big oil […]

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Averting Ecocide: We need a Human Survival Index

Julian Cribb

In the view of most thinking people, the human species is more likely to earn its end […]

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Age of the Nuclear Moron

Julian Cribb

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of […]


When optimism spells disaster…

Julian Cribb

One of the most dangerous threats to the human future in this, the Age of Perils, is […]

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Green China: In pursuit of rebuilding as ‘an ecological civilization’

Julian Cribb

Capitalising on failures of U.S. leadership, China is emerging as a potential ‘great green power’ of the […]

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The Elders Are Rebelling

Julian Cribb

There is a palpable wrath, out there in Elderland. The Elders, it seems, are no longer happy […]

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When political fantasy trumps scientific fact

Julian Cribb

During the 1930s, around ten million Russians and Ukrainians starved to death in a horrific event known […]

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Taxing Denial: Putting American climate denial to use

Julian Cribb

In an interview with Fox News, Donald Trump’s newly appointed Chief of Staff, the Republican National Committee […]

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Trumping Trump

Julian Cribb

Contrary to appearances, Donald Trump might just be the best thing that ever happened to climate action. […]

Into the wild Oostvaardersplassen by Roberto Maldeno | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Oostvaardersplassen is a nature reserve in the Netherlands managed by the State Forestry Service. Covering about 56 square kilometres it is noted as an example of rewilding, which may be a critical strategy for humanity moving into the future.

Can humanity survive the 21st century?

Julian Cribb

Humans are facing the greatest test in the million-year ascent of our kind. But this isn’t a […]

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The Nation State is on the skids

Julian Cribb

The 21st Century will change much that people now take for granted. Among the more shocking possibilities […]