F&%K Money, Gimme A Future

The world is hostage to money. Consumers pay environmentally-destructive multinational companies so that they can have the latest gadget or fashion item. Workers pay taxes to corrupt governments that spend it on tanks, bribes and yachts. And democracies in Europe pay dearly their blood-thirsty dictator next-door to supply them with gas and oil. We are … Continue reading F&%K Money, Gimme A Future

Don’t Worry, We’ve Already Nuked The Planet

So here we are: more than 3 decades after the Cold War has ended, and it's back on the forefront thanks to direct nuclear threats from Russia's psychopathic dictator. The situation is worrying, because we are dealing with a typical megalomaniac who would rather see the entire world destroyed than submit to defeat. All they … Continue reading Don’t Worry, We’ve Already Nuked The Planet

Spoiled consumers across Europe protesting against capitalism-busting lockdowns

Protests have exploded across Europe in a violent reaction to new Covid-19 restrictions, as the continent enters yet another wave of the pandemic. Looking at the protesters' faces though, I can't help but see the face of capitalism in each and every one of us. I mean, sure I would love to be able to … Continue reading Spoiled consumers across Europe protesting against capitalism-busting lockdowns

Book Review for A New Earth – Literary Licence Podcast

Mr Tsakraklides' new novel gives us a clue on what could happen if Mother Nature decides to reclaim what is hers in this exciting eco-thriller. The New Earth is an interesting book and shows that Tsakraklides has talent when it comes to narrating descriptive passages which carry the reader into the near future with spark … Continue reading Book Review for A New Earth – Literary Licence Podcast

The Planet vs. Business. Who Will Blink First?

Human civilisation is a criminal entity. Can we change that? It should not be a surprise to anyone why COP26, and all the other COPs for that matter, will ALWAYS fail, down to the very last COP that humans will ever have. Sorry to depress you. Do not be fooled by the passionate, emotional speeches … Continue reading The Planet vs. Business. Who Will Blink First?

What Would A Total Collapse Look Like?

Imagine if the world economy had suddenly fallen appart. Container ships would pile up at ports like driftwood in a clogged river. Factories would shut down in China and people would be sent home to watch cat videos on TikTok. Supermarkets would struggle to fill up shelves with items because moving food around the globe … Continue reading What Would A Total Collapse Look Like?

A New Earth – The Children

continued from previous Aspen had skipped Aberash’s sermon.  She was all the way down at the other end of the beach by herself, in a similar lagoon, surrounded by the same glow.  Holding her arms out, she placed them gently on the surface of the water, palms down.  The plankton began swimming towards her hands.  … Continue reading A New Earth – The Children

A New Earth – The Awakening

continued from previous David stood in the middle of the square, allowing his eyes to slowly process the new landscape that had formed around him: anywhere he cast his gaze, it was chaos and carnage.  It was a disheartening picture to see everything dismembered and scattered around the place.  It looked like an abstract painting … Continue reading A New Earth – The Awakening

A New Earth – The One

continued from previous The bioluminescent plankton had begun to approach the city, riding on the northerly current.  It became visible first as a faint, thin bright line just below the evening horizon.  As it got closer, it broadened into a deep turquoise-blue ribbon that began to cast its glow into the sky above.  It was … Continue reading A New Earth – The One