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The earth cannot afford our lifestyle. The only way to achieve environmental, social, and economic sustainability is to redefine our view of wealth.

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Latest Blog Posts for Make Wealth History

  • Is stopping climate change even possible?
    on Dec 20, 2016 in activism climate change
    Often when I talk to people about climate change, I get asked if I think it’s even possible to stop it. If you’re involved in climate change action in any way, I imagine you’ve had the same question. It’s an understandable con...
  • An update on the Great Green Wall
    on Dec 19, 2016 in climate change environment Africa
    One of the world’s more ambitious climate change projects is the Great Green Wall, an 8,000km band of trees and plants that crosses the whole of the African continent. It’s central aim is to halt the advance of the desert, but in the proc...
  • The importance of green gasIf we take a look at where energy is used in the home, the biggest slice of the pie goes to heating. The second is hot water. Renewable sources of electricity may be proliferating, but renewable heat is the next big challenge. Until we can decarbonis...
  • The divestment movement is advancingFor decades, climate change action has focused on carbon emissions, looking at how we could reduce or mitigate the impact of burning fossil fuels. About four or five years ago, emerging out of a post-Copenhagen silence, campaigners began talking abou...
  • Vote for me in the UK Blog Awards
    on Dec 13, 2016 in events
    This time last year a host of you voted for Make Wealth History in the UK Blog Awards, and I took home the award for the Green and Eco category. Here’s a picture of me looking awkward in a large room full of well dressed people. I wasn’t...
  • Spread the word about soil
    on Dec 12, 2016 in environment
    Last week was soil week on the blog, and a few of you mentioned by email or on posts that more people ought to know about soil and the crisis of global soil loss. I agree, so I’ve pulled all the content from the last few days together. I had a...
  • The architecture of dirtGrowing things, right? That’s what soil does. In fact, it does it whether you like it or not – life will spring from the smallest sliver of exposed dirt. It’s what dirt does best. But it’s not all that dirt can do. Soil also stores rainwater,...
  • How to protect the soil
    on Dec 8, 2016 in environment food soil
    When land is planted with crops, those are harvested and the land is left bare. That’s something that never happens in nature. Under natural conditions there’s always something covering the ground. Soil is never dug over in nature either. Animals...
  • How soil is lost
    on Dec 7, 2016 in environment sustainability soil
    ‘Common as dirt’ is, so I am told, an expression that has many international equivalents. What could be more easily obtainable than earth? And for most of us, it is indeed common. After all, soil is one of the reasons why humanity is where it is.
  • What is soil anyway?
    on Dec 6, 2016 in environment science soil
    Soil is the very outer layer of the earth’s crust. Its thickness depends on where you are, but generally speaking it’s the top 1.2 metres that we’re talking about – a layer of thicker subsoil iced with six inches of darker, richer topsoil. So...
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