How to decarbonise. It is not difficult and it will make you wealthy

Decarbonising is another word for rethinking how we use energy, but it is incomplete because it is only looking at one set of issues around the use of carbon. So as Lenin said, what is to be done? The monks said begin at the beginning! We use energy to keep warm, to move, to live. … Continue reading How to decarbonise. It is not difficult and it will make you wealthy

Space flight and the way of the rail

To get to the moon or the space station requires following a detailed step by step process with very carefully planned actions like docking and route planning. The way of the rail needs to follow identical step by step processes, but strangely the required level of detail is very often missing, things do not connect, … Continue reading Space flight and the way of the rail

Ecosystems Shelters and Societies March 1983

CONTENTS A) ECOSYSTEMS PREFACE APROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND RESOURCES - technological change, energy and resource availability, effects of practices - political, chemical, pollution, resource depletion, eco1ogical. ECOLOGY - RELATIONSHIPS AND RESOURCES relationships, environment, ecology as a science and a social science, human activity is ecological population and exponential growth ecological approaches - resources - passive … Continue reading Ecosystems Shelters and Societies March 1983

The horse the human and inclusive design

Two mammals have entered a symbiotic partnership. They are both self energy seeking, self repairing and self reproducing but have found cooperation valuable. There are two main forms of cooperation, bare back and with the use of various tools or prostheses. The prostheses include seating, and controls also known as reins stirrups and saddles. The … Continue reading The horse the human and inclusive design

The Ministry for the Future

Article 14 of the Paris Agreement says there shall be a periodic global stocktake. Article 16 4 says regular conferences shall make the decisions necessary to promote the Agreement's effective implementation, by establishing such subsidiary bodies as are deemed necessary for the implementation of the agreement. Article 18 Allows a permanent subsidiary body with permanent … Continue reading The Ministry for the Future

Enabling A Disabled Persons Mobility Service ​

 ​​​ A Disabled Persons’ Mobility Service is a direct riff on an older idea, the Disabled Persons Housing Service, with another dimension, of person- centred life planning and mapping of pathways. The social model of disability is not yet embedded in everything we do. Society is still extremely discriminatory and worse, although this has continually been … Continue reading Enabling A Disabled Persons Mobility Service ​

Local Authority Councillors and LTN 120 – a summary of your responsibilities

All Local Authority Councillors have formal duties of care that their authorities are acting lawfully. The following are some suggested matters they should be considering. Are there detailed forensic digital audits and mapping available? Archaeological and related techniques are readily available to do this, Are they open source? Has the authority tested all its audit … Continue reading Local Authority Councillors and LTN 120 – a summary of your responsibilities