This project starting in 2017 addresses the widening chasm between climate science and climate policy, the reasons for it, and how to bridge it. Its starting point is that the time for false hope is past, and only courageous realism will enable us to respond adequately to now inevitable and impending serious climate damage. This message can be cathartic, leading to a realistic assessment of future needs and prospects and avoiding a fragile or shallow optimism.
Max Familioe considers the work of René Girard on desire, and it's relevant to Rethinking Demand and Facing up to Climate Relativity.
XR-UK has released its 2022 strategy As the World Looks Up We Step Up expanding on its 2019 list of demands. Prashant and Peter from Green House Think Tank core group briefly reflect on it's significance.
Online discussion about what the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts to contain it may mean for the climate and ecological crisis. With John Barry, Anne Chapman, John Foster, and Reinhard Loske.
These are the events Green House held for the launch of our book Facing up to Climate Reality; Honesty, Disaster and Hope published in 2019
Our latest book, takes as its starting point the fact that the climate crisis is going to get much worse whatever we now do. The book explores what this means and how we might be able to confront escalating climate chaos while not giving up hope.
This one day conference considers big questions about climate change as well as what we can learn from past extreme weather events for how we might cope in the future.
Climate danger is no longer just one interpretation of the evidence, but what the evidence now decisively demonstrates how things really are. the UK Green Party should actively pursue necessary political changes to climate catastrophe, without waiting for majorities to be convinced by its campaigns
Emotions are important in explaining our motivations and behaviour but have been left out of the discourse on climate change. Mental health impacts of climate change need to be acknowledged. We need a collective mourning of what we are losing so we create space for the new, better ways of living
An international conference linked to our 'Facing up to Climate Reality' project, on how to deal with the kind of extreme weather events that climate change is bringing.
This essay lays out the premises that shape the facing up to climate reality project undertaken by Greenhouse in 2017-18. The project addressed the widening chasm between climate science and climate policy, the reasons for it, and how to bridge it.
What can climate change tells us about the place of humans in the world and what being realistic about our climate future entails? Escaping popular wicked-problem framing of issues, but building awareness into policy thinking can mean hope for reaching transformative change while remaining realistic
The climate situation must be declared and treated as a global emergency if we are to have any chance of responding appropriately. At present, on climate change, the UK government combines self-congratulation, disavowal, missed opportunities, incoherence and delay.