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Trevor Hancock: Our forests are more than mere resources

October 18, 2020
Last week, I explored how poorly governments of all stripes have been, at all levels, in protecting nature — and thus in protecting us. British Columbia is renowned for its forests, Pacific coast. . .

Trevor Hancock: In failing nature, governments fail us

October 11, 2020
There is a wonderful scene in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance that brings to mind our governments’ approach to protecting nature. The pompous police sergeant and his timid and fearful . . .

Trevor Hancock: Counting down the Climate Clock

October 4, 2020
Climate Clocks are appearing around the world in cities such as Berlin, New York and Oslo. Based on data from Germany’s Mercator Institute, they display two numbers: One counts down how long it . . .

Trevor Hancock: Social, not ecological factors control our population

September 27, 2020
Social, not ecological factors control our population In his 2016 book The Serengeti Rules, Sean Carroll tells us Charles Elton, the 1920s pioneering ecologist, identified four factors that . . .

Trevor Hancock: 50-year-old sci-fi novel eerily prescient

September 20, 2020
Contemplating an orange-red noon-day sun almost obscured by the smoke clouds roiling in from America, burning to the south, brought vividly to mind The Sheep Look Up by British author John Brunner,. . .

Trevor Hancock: The four horsemen of ecology: regulating population size

September 13, 2020
According to the Book of Revelation in the New Testament, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are conquest, war, famine and death, while in the Old Testament’s Book of Ezekiel they are sword, . . .

Trevor Hancock: Stop using taxpayers' money to fund pollution

September 6, 2020
In May, The World Health Organization released its “Manifesto for a healthy and green COVID-19 recovery.” It is in many ways an astonishing document, because it speaks briefly and plainly to the . . .

Trevor Hancock: Humans are deeply connected with each other, and other life forms

August 30, 2020
Following my reflections last week on Jeremy Lent’s ideas about connections, I found myself musing about beginnings and endings – my own, life on Earth and the universe – and the connections they . . .

Trevor Hancock: Making connections, finding balance

August 23, 2020
In his 2017 book The Patterning Instinct, Jeremy Lent suggests there are three forms of disconnection that lie at the heart of the global challenges we are creating and that are “inexorably leading. . .

Trevor Hancock: Conversations about values for a One Planet Region

August 16, 2020
Tip O’Neill, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in the 1980s, famously remarked “all politics is local.” Significant change rarely starts at the top and moves down, mainly . . .

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