Home Sweet HomeBill Anderson

  Just up the road from where I live in West London there’s a tree with a wild colony of honeybees living inside a cavity in its trunk.  You can see them in action here.  Above the gravestones of Kensal Green cemetery, which include those of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Freddie Mercury, a Queen bee […]

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An Intersectional FutureLeah Thomas

This week, intersectional environmentalist and writer Leah Thomas shares an excerpt from her forthcoming book, The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet, published by Profile Books.   I had a rude awakening during the summer of 2014. While on break from college in my hometown of Florissant, Missouri, […]

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Q&A with Ned BeaumanLiz Jensen

  Ned Beauman is a journalist, screenwriter, and the author of five novels. In 2013 he was selected as one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta magazine. Here he discusses some of the themes of his new novel, Venomous Lumpsucker, with Writers Rebel’s Liz Jensen.    Liz Jensen: Venomous Lumpsucker is a fierce, funny, angry book that […]

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Q&A with Roman KrznaricLiz Jensen

  Political thinker and philosopher Roman Krznaric is interviewed by Writers Rebel’s Liz Jensen. Roman shares an excerpt from his latest book, The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World, here.   Liz Jensen: The title of your book is taken from a quotation by the medical researcher Jonas Salk, […]

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Science Fiction and the Power of StorytellingRoman Krznaric

This week we share an extract from Roman Krznaric’s new book The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World. Read his interview with Writer’s Rebel’s Liz Jensen here.   While the time rebellion in politics and economics has only developed since the 1970s, novelists and film makers have been extending our […]

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Why the Climate Crisis is a Health CrisisKatie Percival

  A short while ago I cared for a patient who was admitted to the hospital with breathlessness. He’d developed heart failure, a condition with a cruel name which describes a state where the heart muscle ceases to pump efficiently enough to deliver blood and oxygen to the cells that need them, often leading to […]

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Q&A with Rob HopkinsLiz Jensen

First, have the dream. Then make it happen.   In conversation with Liz Jensen, Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transitions Movement and author of What If to What Next: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want discusses the power of the imagination and how stories can frame the future we want, […]

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Almost Invisible AngelsJay Griffiths & Mark Rylance

In Almost Invisible Angels, Jay Griffiths & Sir Mark Rylance speak out in praise of insects. Original score composed & performed by Sam Lee & Anna Phoebe. “They do not take the title of angels, being by nature bashful and unassuming, they go by other names – firefly, bee, ant, caddisfly – I wish that everyone who […]

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In Case of Medical Climate Emergency, Break GlassAnouchka Grose

COLLECTIVE ACTION OR COLLECTIVE SUICIDE   One of the many alarming aspects of this latest heatwave is that you can link it to the climate emergency without anyone trying to make you feel crazy. For the long-time eco-anxious amongst us, this is more than a little disconcerting. Having been treated like lunatics for decades, suddenly […]

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