Capitalism's grow-or-die imperative stands radically at odds with ecology's imperative of interdependence and limit. The two imperatives can no longer coexist with each other; nor can any society founded on the myth that they can be reconciled hope to survive. Either we will establish an ecological society or society will go under for everyone, irrespective of his or her status.

Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)

On the Future of the Left, Motherboard, February 4, 2015)

Horrible Halloween!

Wise Hat VIDEO - Halloween 2019 Climate Crisis SOSHalloween 2019 Climate Crisis SOS - a multiple choice video quiz using climate crisis related movies - what words come next? For older learners. Now with a crossword as well!

Wise Hat VIDEO - Halloween 2019 How Now?Halloween How Now - how are they and how many of them are there. A Halloween themed video quiz for younger learners.

What's Wrong With Planting New Forests?

Wise Hat VIDEO - What's Wrong With Planting New Forests?A short "reality check" from the BBC about deforestation and planting trees. Slowed to 90% of the original speed.

Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling?

Wise Hat PACK - Japan Resumes Commercial WhalingA Wise Hat Video pack featuring a BBC report on Japan's decision to resume commercial whaling from July 1st. But given that in 2014 the International Court of Justice declared that Japanese "whale research" is not scientific have they really ever stopped whaling?

Talking Rubbish (Plastic)

Wise Hat VIDEO - Talking RubbishA short video from the BBC highlighting the sheer volume of plastic that is produced, used and discarded.

Match 7 - Single Use Plastic

Wise Hat GAME - Match 7: Single Use PlasticA Pair Fluency Match 7 set designed to draw attention to the problem of single use plastic and what we can do about it.

Return to Fukushima

Wise Hat VIDEO - 2019 Return to FukushimaEight years on from the meltdown and people are being allowed back. The BBC seem eager to suggest that the crisis is over: 45 seconds in we see the reporter munching away on "salad fresh from the fields of Fukushima". But read between the lines and it's clear the area remains, if not a death trap, a cesspit of contamination.

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