Tom Ballantine is Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland: Child strikers put us to shame as adults resist efforts to make real change. We should not, must not, “normalise” this as something children apparently do … and then ignore it. It is shocking. It should command our immediate attention.
Herald 21st March 2019 read more »
Scotland has been compared to Saudi Arabia when you consider the wealth of renewable resources. Some have suggested that Scotland could be home to the data capital of Europe. With effective investment, Scotland could become a world leader in transport infrastructure for renewable and automated vehicles. Yet, there continues to be popular belief that Scotland can continue to operate with a second industrial infrastructure. It is a difficult task to admit that our fossil fuel resource has been well and truly squandered. Dreams of producing a Norwegian style wealth fund are beyond our capabilities. If Scotland continues down this path, it will remain within the boundaries of the second industrial revolution as other nations embrace the third industrial revolution and improve their aggregate efficiency. If Scotland is to be the forward thinking nation we all know it can be, it must accept that the fossil fuel age will be left behind as was the bronze age. We are in the midst of a paradigm shift, let’s embrace it by changing the way our system works.
Bella Caledonia 19th March 2019 read more »