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Opinion: A Green Brexit is possible

“Rebuilding local production is an action which will simultaneously make us less vulnerable to the ever-growing vicissitudes of the deteriorating global climate as global just-in-time supply chains are increasingly fragile.” Emma Dawnay and Rupert Read of think tank Green House argue, in a newly published report, that it is time for Britain to seek a Brexit that will really take back control.

The coronavirus gives humanity one last chance - but for what exactly?

Many of us who are awake to the climate nightmare cycle through periods of despair on the one hand and desperate hope against hope on the other. We veer between not seeing how we can possibly make it through the long ecological emergency, and declaring that we must and will. Between being tempted to give up, and throwing our all into a no-holds-barred defence of Mother Earth.

Imagining the world after COVID-19

Our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been characterised by two vast failures of imagination:

1) Many people and most governments —particularly those of the United States and the UK — have failed to imagine exponential growth and how bad it can get.

What are the underlying reasons for this first failure?

Normalcy bias

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