In spite of the odds, wind power is going from strength to strength – which is why it has never been more important for us to speak out and back local projects if we want to do our bit to tackle climate change.
This month, a powerful article in Nature highlighted yet again that most of the world’s oil, coal and gas needs to stay in the ground, if we want to prevent dangerous climate change. This is the “unburnable carbon” analysis that President Obama and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney have both made mainstream in recent months.
We’ve always known that the Government and the fracking industry were working hand-in-glove to get shale gas started in the UK. At times, the Government seems more gung ho about fracking than the industry itself.
Like many people I first came across Arundhati Roy when I read her 1997 Booker-Prize winning God of Small Things. But what really knocked my socks off was her small book The Cost of Living, published in 1999.