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Coronavirus: The Resurgence centre and offices are closed, but we are working from home to bring you Resurgence & Ecologist magazine and daily news updates on the Ecologist website www.theecologist.org. We are finding new ways to share The Resurgence Trust's message on the importance of respect and love for Nature, Earth and Planet which is now more important than ever.

You can keep in touch by visiting our websites regularly, listening to 'Resurgence Voices' podcasts, watching a film each day from our 'Change the Story' series featuring Satish or taking part in the Resurgence bookclub online.

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As a global pandemic triggers systems failure of the global economy and the climate emergency challenges our very survival on the planet, the time to act is now. We need change - fast - and we can all be part of the solution.

In this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist we take a look at what these solutions could be. Catherine Early speaks to Christiana Figueres about being a 'stubborn optimist' in the face of climate crisis, and in Keynotes we feature an extract from Figueres' book, 'The Future We Choose', co-authored with Tom Rivett-Carnac. Harriet Lamb highlights climate solutions from across the world, and we visit a young activist taking a stand in India.

In the Ecologist section, Brendan Montague discusses what is really behind the spread of coronavirus - capitalism - and George Monbiot talks about connection. In Arts, poet laureate Simon Armitage tells Huw Wahl about his new environmental poetry prize.

We hope this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist brings you hope and energy. We are all connected, and every action matters.

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Feature articles

Striking for the Climate under Lockdown

Striking for the Climate under Lockdown

Dominique Palmer takes a look at how climate strikers are adapting to the lockdown. Their response includes taking the strikes online with the hashtag #ClimateStrikeOnline, hosting Talks For Future, and encouraging activists to get involved with community support groups dealing with the impact of lockdown.
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Clearing the Airways

Clearing the Airways

A ruling rejecting the third runway at Heathrow has put the climate crisis centre stage. The court acknowledged that decisions should take account of the impact on the climate and the government's commitments under the Paris Agreement. This sets a precedent that can now be followed in other sectors including energy and road transport. Russell Warfield reports.
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The Stubborn Optimist

The Stubborn Optimist

Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, talks to Catherine Early about her new book 'The Future We Choose' and why we need to stay optimistic in the face of climate disaster. "You always need to bear in mind why you feel the future is worth fighting for."
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Challenging Power in India

Challenging Power in India

Vandana K meets Ridhima Pandey, who took the Indian government to court for not taking action on climate. Ridhima was part of a delegation that filed a Human Rights complaint to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. She is now planning a Children's Teams to encourage young people to take action.
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A Cup of Tea For Troubled Times

A Cup of Tea For Troubled Times

Enjoy this tea that brings together lemon, ginger and turmeric - ingredients that will also support the immune system and enhance wellbeing. Sara Melendro explains why decoction rather than infusion brings out more goodness. Refreshing too.
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Giving Poetry Back to the Land

Giving Poetry Back to the Land

Poet laureate Simon Armitage is passionate about the use of language to celebrate our connection with the environment. His new poetry prize The Laurel Prize will be awarded to collections of Nature or environmental poetry that highlight the climate crisis. Huw Wahl discovers more.
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Migrations in Space

Migrations in Space

Alex McDonald reviews Swarm Season, a nature film that isn't a nature film, a film that values uncertainty, describes itself as an 'ecosystem', and challenges us to see human interactions with the natural world from a different perspective.
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Voice of The Earth

Voice of The Earth

Editor Emeritus Satish Kumar shares his thoughts on the coronavirus. "Living in harmony with Nature is the imperative of our time and the first lesson we must learn at this moment of crisis." Satish looks to a re-framing of our relationship with Nature.
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More than a magazine

Resurgence Voices

Resurgence Voices

Our podcast features positive, informed and original in-depth interviews with leading thinkers and change-makers on the themes of ethical living, eco-activism and the arts. Hosted by Resurgence & Ecologist editor Marianne Brown, this series of uplifting interviews provides nourishment for your mind.
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Pauline Bewick

Pauline Bewick Gallery

Pauline Bewick started to paint at the age of two and has continued throughout her life. For almost seventy years she has drawn much of her inspiration for her art from her Kerry surroundings and from Irish life and mythology. Her work was featured in Resurgence & Ecologist issue 319.
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Resurgence Talks

Resurgence Talks

The Resurgence talks held in association with 42 Acres will resume online in May. The monthly programme, inspired by the ideas of Resurgence covers issues including the environment, arts, meditation and ethical living.
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Resurgence Book Club

Resurgence Book Club

We're launching an online book club. Join us for regular club meetings and Q&As with authors. The first book club meeting will discuss Wanderland, by Jini Reddy, published by Bloomsbury. Jini will be joining Marianne Brown for a Q&A on 29 May.
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Resurgence Building for the Future

Resurgence Building for the Future

Keep up to date with our project to create a Resurgence Centre for Education, Environment and the Arts in Hartland. Includes videos, links to the latest articles and pictures of the Small School chapel and garden.
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Free sample copy

Free sample copy

Enjoy a free pdf issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Within the pages of this unique magazine you'll find thought-provoking articles on the latest environmental, ethical and social issues, plus opinion, ideas and stunning art.
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The Resurgence Story

The Resurgence Story

To mark 50 years at the forefront of environmental publishing, we've made a short video all about the magazine, now published as Resurgence & Ecologist, and the environmental charity behind it - The Resurgence Trust.
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Picture Credits

Picture Credits

Web banner image: Shepherd's Cottage, by Rebecca Vincent; Lake Mungo National Park, Australia by Russell Curr; Striking for Climate under Lockdown by Talia Woodin; Clearing the Airways by Gerry Buxton; The Stubborn Optimist by Egle Plytnikaite; Challenging Power in India by Vasant Dave / FreeImages; A Cup of Tea For Troubled Times: Illustration © Enya Todd Ikon Images; Giving Poetry Back to the Land: Artwork by Hilary Paynter from Exit the Known World - Poems by Simon Armitage published by www.finepresspoetry.com; Migrations in Space: Film still from Swarm Season; Voice of The Earth © by Edward Parker

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