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Colin Tudge

The road to renaissance

Nothing short of a cross-the-board transformation – Renaissance — is needed to rescue the world from its present decline. But, says Colin Tudge, we first need to lay the foundations Truly the world needs Renaissance – re-birth. We, humanity, need to re-think everything we do and take for granted from first principles and start again, … Read more

Four great thinkers whose ideas could save the world

Colin Tudge nominates four 20th century prophets who between them said most of what we need to know to put the world to rights. But the powers-that-be have their own agendas  The world is in an awful state and – worse – the world’s most powerful governments and the powers-that-be in general are not on … Read more

GUEST EDITORIAL by Professor Tim Gorringe: The Christian attitude to nature

Christian theologian Tim Gorringe argues that “To trash or seek to dominate this Creation is not simply unethical but is ‘the most horrid blasphemy’” In his recent blog “Fellow Creatures” Colin Tudge suggests that the traditional Christian attitude to the natural world is inadequate, not to say flawed. Christians, he says, take their lead from … Read more

Labour, the Tories, and the natural world 

Neither of the leading political parties in Britain has proper respect for the natural world, or anything like. Indeed, says Colin Tudge, both are a million miles from what’s needed   The first thing we should ask of any political party and would-be government is that it should state its Goal.  What are they – … Read more

Why won’t the powers that be tax the rich?

Britain and the world could solve all its financial programmes overnight if only we introduced a more egalitarian economy. So why, asks Colin Tudge, won’t any major political party do what’s obvious, or even take the idea seriously?  The Tories and Labour alike both emphasize the need for economic growth. Or indeed as Liz Truss … Read more

Fellow creatures

An on-line book about the natural world and our attitude towards it, to be published blog-by-blog in irregular instalments PREFACE  PROMETHEUS AND ICARUS – A TALE OF TWO GREEK HEROES Biology is my thing. I’ve been engaged with it for more than 70 years. It’s what I focused on at school and in my cold … Read more

Why are governments so bad?

Colin Tudge suggests that the reasons lie partly in our biology, partly in logistics — and partly in present-day, siloed education To the standard list of global disasters – global warming, mass extinction, famine, war, poverty, inequality, and general nastiness and injustice – we should surely add “bad governance”. For all of the most obvious … Read more

Can organic farming feed the world?

It’s too early to tell, says colin tudge. BUT we ought to give it our best shot On a recent Farming Today This Week on Radio 4 a Shropshire farmer who among other things grows wheat, declared that organic farming is “never going to feed the world”. And this view is clearly shared by many … Read more

Morality, reality, and policy

Economic strategies worldwide take precious little account of the world’s real problems, says Colin Tudge  Even at this late hour, we (humanity) might still realistically hope to prevent the world’s final descent from catastrophe into meltdown – provided we took the real problems seriously enough and really were prepared to do, in Rishi Sunak’s bulldog … Read more

Only a people-led cross- board renaissance can save us now

An attempt to summarize 50 years or so of contemplation in one 20-minute narrative on what we need to do, and can do, to pull humanity and the world back from the brink of oblivion. By Colin Tudge The world is in a dreadful mess – who can doubt this? — but it doesn’t need … Read more