Tipping point

Issue 328 • September/October 2021

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In our September/October issue we look at Net Zero and question whether this has become the catchphrase for politicians and businesses worldwide wanting to demonstrate their commitment to solving the climate crisis. As the UK prepares to host COP26 we ask if this goal is greenwash or our only hope of keeping global temperatures to under 1.5°C. 

In the Ecologist section Tim Saunders looks at global CO2 targets ahead of COP26; Magid Magid introduces the Union of Justice – a European, independent, people-of-colour-led organisation dedicated to racial justice and climate justice; and Julia Travers reports from the US on a campaign to create more tree cover – for everyone.

Keynotes features a rare interview between conservationist and environmentalist, Mya-Rose Craig and Jane Goodall. In Wisdom & Wellbeing Venerable Thich Thanh Huan explains how caging birds causes bad karma and in Arts Bay Garnett speaks to Livia Firth, a sustainability consultant who is turning the red carpet green.

We hope you enjoy our selection of free articles from this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.


  • The Road to Glasgow: Tim Saunders
  • A Seat at the Table: Magid Magid
  • Generation Connection: Mya-Rose Craig
  • Emissions Test: Catherine Early
  • Calling for Compassion: Thích Thanh Huân
  • Turning the Red Carpet Green: Bay Garnett

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The Race to Zero

On the road to Net Zero


Getting Word Out

A new campaign from Writers Rebel

Our Love Must Save the World

The force of love is what stands between us and extinction

Destination: Destruction

A new film tracks how habitats are being threatened by HS2

News from the Grassroots

A round up of environmental news

Resurgence Community news

Resources for schools, Sustainability First programme, and more


The Road to Glasgow

An interview with Stanley Johnson ahead of COP26

Leading by Example

Governments should be judged on collaboration, not competitiveness

Tree Equity

Report from the US on a campaign to create more tree cover

A Seat at the Table

A new movement is empowering people on the frontline of the climate crisis

A Clear-cut Problem

Craftspeople are on the frontline against large companies in France

Pine Martens - Flying the Flag for Woodland &

Extolling the virtues of the pine marten

Reason to Stay

The Isle of Eigg is thriving thanks to community ownership


Generation Connect

Youth leader Mya-Rose Craig compares notes with Dame Jane Goodall


Emissions Test

Looking at the pros and cons of net zero

Business as Usual

Net zero is the pathway to oblivion

Shifting Power

Change cannot just come from the top down

Finding a Solution - Naturally

Exploring some nature-based solutions to achieving net zero

Wisdom and Wellbeing

Calling for Compassion

Campaigning to save songbirds in Vietnam

Patron Saint of Ecology

Celebrating the birthday of St Francis

Books in Running Brooks

Tips on engaging inner and outer landscapes

A Walk on the Wild Side

Finding connection on Dartmoor

The Arts

Turning the Red Carpet Green

An interview with sustainability consultant Livia Firth

Material World

Looking ahead to a new exhibition by Lubaina Himid

A Growing Trend

More art institutions are bringing trees to the city

Climate Talks

Exploring a new poetry anthology ahead of COP26


Letters to the Editors - Letters to the Editor

A selection of letters to our Editor


Up Close and Personal

Review of The Eternal Season: Ghosts of Summers Past, Present and Future, and Gifts of Gravity and Light: A Nature Almanac for the 21st Century

The Crossroads of Wonder and Despair

Review of Why Rebel

Eye of the Storm

Review of Floodlines

Rebuilding Connection

Review of The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe

Rational Thinking

Review of How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human

Remembering Who You Are

Review of Learning to Lead Together: An Ecological and Community Approach

The Ethical Choice

Review of How to Love Animals in a Human-Shaped World

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