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This is a listing by number of all the reference material cited in the chapter blogs of “Three Generations Left?”


  1. Christine Parkinson, “I will lift up my eyes” (2002) New Generation Publishing, UK. p.301-302.
  1. Jeremy Seabrook, Mark Tully and Molly Scott Cato, “Counting the Costs-1: an overview” (2005).
  1. James Lovelock, “Gaia” (2009) Oxford University Press.
  1. Winin Pereira and Jeremy Seabrook, Asking the Earth: the spread of unsustainable development (1996); The Other India Press, Goa, India.
  1. Richard Douthwaite, The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet. (1999) Green Books, Totnes, Devon.
  1. Paul Rogers, Chances for Peace in the Second Decade – what was wrong and what we must do (2012) ORG Special Briefing, Oxford.
  1. George Monbiot. and numerous articles in the Guardian.
  1. Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything (2015), Penguin.

Chapter 1

  1. Secrets of our Living Planet (2012), presented by Chris Packham, BBC, London DVD.
  1. James Lovelock, Gaia – A new look at life on earth (1979), Oxford University Press.
  1. Gerardo Ceballos, Paul Ehrlich, Anthony D. Barnosky, Andres Garcia, Robert M. Pringle and Todd M. Palmer. Stanford Report (June 19th 2015) Science Advances, California, USA.
  1. Anthony Costello, Richard Horton. Health and Climate Change (June 23rd 2015) Lancet
  1. NIEHA Interagency Working Group (April 2010) A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change.
  1. Matt McGrath (2015, 9th November) Warming set to breach 1˚C BBC:
  1. Damian Carrington, Guardian, 15th April 2016. March temperature smashed 100-year global record.


Chapter 2

  1. Vehicle Data, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) (2016) Registrations – Cars.
  1. Jeff Cobb (2014 and 2016) Top 6 Plug-in vehicle Adopting Countries. In:
  1. Peter Dockrill (13th April 2016) In: ScienceAlert.
  1. Pereira and J. Seabrook (1996), Asking the Earth; the Spread of Unsustainable Development. The Other India Press.
  1. Adam Smith (1776), An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations; Strahan and T.Cadell, London.
  1. Data and charts on electricity generation from
  1. Damian Carrington, Guardian (24th September 2015): Renewable energy outstrips coal for first time in UK electricity mix.
  1. Jonathan Watts, Guardian (3rd December 2015): Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy.
  1. Dutch student’s cheap solution for clearing plastic rubbish from oceans:
  1. Molly Scott Cato (2005) Counting the Costs Report- 1.
  1. Damon Matthews, Quantifying historical carbon and climate debts among nations. April, (2015) Nature Climate Change:

Chapter 3

  1. Paul Rogers (2012) ORG Special Briefing, Oxford Research Group. Chances for Peace in the Second Decade – What is going wrong and what we must do.


  1. Financial Times (2016) London Breaks 2016 air quality rules, 175 hours into new year.

Chapter 4

  1. Shannon Hall, Exxon Knew about Climate Change almost 40 years ago. (October 25th 2015), Scientific American:
  1. Rupert Neate (23rd March 2016) Guardian: “Rockefeller Family Charity to withdraw all investments in fossil-fuel companies.”
  1. Guardian (20th November 2013) Just 90 Companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions. Study by Richard Heede.
  1. Greenpeace, 20th November 2013:
  1. Greenpeace Philippines:
  1. Car makers accused of ‘obstructive’ lobbying over emissions (November 2015) Exaro News.
  1. Carbon Brief, The Global Oil Trade (2015)
  1. Ian Fletcher (2010) Free Trade Doesn’t Work, US Business and Industry Council, Washington, D.C., USA.
  1. Caroline Lucas (2002) Stopping the Great Food Swap: Relocalising Europe’s Food Supply.
  1. Colin Hines, Localisation: a Global Manifesto, Earthscan (2000).
  1. Rianne ten Veen (2011), Global Food Swap, Counting the Costs -4;
  1. Local Futures Action Paper, Climate Change or System Change? (2015)
  1. Colin Tudge (2016) Six Steps back to the Land: why we need small mixed farms and millions more farmers. Green Books, Cambridge.
  1. Richard Douthwaite, The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet (1999) Green Books, Totnes, Devon.
  1. Muhammud Yunus, Creating a World without Poverty (2007) PublicAffairs, Perseus Group, USA.
  1. Declaration on Green Growth (2009 and 2011) OECD. and
  1. Paul Tudor Jones II, Why we need to rethink Capitalism.
  1. Lee Williams, Independent (6th October 2015) What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you.
  1. Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies: The Global Trade Slowdown: A New Normal? Edited by Bernard Hoekman.

Chapter 5

  1. Thomas Malthus: An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), pamphlet published in London under the name of Joseph Johnson – see details in Wikipedia.
  1. Guardian (29th October 2015): China ends one-child policy after 35 years.
  1. Hans Rosling (2015), Don’t Panic – the facts about population:

  1. Humanity’s Last Stand (2015). In: Open Minds, a magazine of the Open University.
  1. Paul Ehrlich and Ann Ehrlich (2008). The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. Island Press/Shearwater Books, Washington, USA.
  1. Paul Rogers (Sept.2012) Chances for Peace in the Second Decade – What is going wrong and what we must do. ORG Special briefing Series for the Oxford Research Group.
  1. Andrew Sayer (2014) Why we can’t afford the rich. Policy Press. And:

  1. Oxfam figures of richest 1%:
  1. Helena Norberg Hodge, The Economics of Happiness,
  1. The industrialisation for farming:

Legislation about this: 

  1. George Monbiot (27th May 2015) A Pre-History of Violence. Guardian and also on
  1. Carla Garnett (2008) NIH Record, Volume LX No. 15. A Review of Calhoun’s experiments on over-crowding with rats (Scientific American,1962).
  1. Richard Douthwaite (1999) The Growth Illusion, Green Books.
  1. Karen Jeffrey & Juliet Michaelson, New Economics Foundation (2015) Five Headline Indicators of National Success.

Chapter 6

  1. The Independent (Sunday 20th 2015) Ministry of Defence condemn army general behind Jeremy Corbyn ‘mutiny’ threat.

  1. Global Warming and the Iraq War (2008) Climate & Capitalism, March 19th.

  1. Paul Rogers (Sept.2012) Chances for Peace in the Second Decade – What is going wrong and what we must do. ORG Special briefing Series for the Oxford Research Group.
  1. John Greenberg (24th June 2014) Iraq war dollars could have ended world hunger for 30 years.

Chapter 7

  1. Pat Conaty (November 2015) A Collaborative Economy for the Common Good.
  1. Jonathon Porritt (2015) The Coalition Government 2010-2015; The Greenest Government Ever: By no stretch of the Imagination.

  1. Michael Le Page (2015) “Ungreen and not-so-pleasant land”. New Scientist 3042.
  1. Ben Warren (Ed.) (2015) Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) Issue 43.$FILE/RECAI%2043_March%202015.pdf
  1. Donald Braben (12 Sept. 2015) New Scientist 3038, p24-25.
  1. James Bloodworth (10th June 2014) Independent. “It’s time to bust some myths about benefit fraud and tax evasion.” myths-about-benefit-fraud-and-tax-evasion-9520562.html

  1. Heather Stewart, Guardian (21st July 2012), Wealth doesn’t trickle down, it just floods offshore, research reveals.

  1. Mark Carney (2015) Breaking the tragedy of the horizon – climate change and financial stability. Speech given at Lloyds of London 29th September 2015.
  1. QUNO Climate Change Science Report (2014)

  1. Justin Lewis (2014) How the BBC leans to the right. The Independent, 14th February 2014.
  1. Richard Douthwaite (1999) The Growth Illusion, Green Books, Totnes, Devon.
  1. Ian Fletcher (2010) Free Trade Doesn’t Work, US Business and Industry Council, Washington, D.C., USA.
  1. Paul Krugman (2009) How did economists get it so wrong? New York Times, 2nd 2009.
  1. George Monbiot (2015) Guardian, 24th November 2015. Consume More, conserve more: Sorry but we just can’t do both.
  1. New Economics Foundation:
  1. Jeremy Corbyn (2015) The Times, 9th December 2015.
  1. Colin Tudge (2007) Economic Renaissance: Holistic Economics for the 21st Schumacher College think tank, published by Green Books.
  1. Richard Murphy and Colin Hines (2015) Finance for the Future: Climate QE for Paree.
  1. Quantitative Easing:
  1. Carbon tax:
  1. OECD Environmental Performance Review: Sweden 2014.

  1. Carbon tax in Australia:

  1. Jan Rocha, Climate News Network (May 12th 2016), Brazil Prepares to Roll back Green Laws.
  1. Fergus Green (2015) Nationally self-interested climate change mitigation: a unified conceptual framework. Working Paper 224, Centre for Climate change Economics and Policy and Working Paper 199, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
  1. Nicholas Stern (2016) Economics: Current Climate Models are grossly misleading. Nature News 530, 407-409.
  1. Global Taxation System:
  1. Definition of a Green Economy:
  1. The Green Economy Coalition:
  1. International Agency for Solar Policy and Application. New Scientist, 3030.
  1. Narendra Modi (2016) The Economist; “Gathering Steam: the World in 2016”, p.70.

Chapter 8

  1. From Rio to Paris: UN Milestones in the history of climate change discussions. Taken from Wikipedia and summarised for this book in Table 7.
  1. Ed King, Climate Home (29th March 2016) Developing nations urged to boycott Paris Agreement signing.
  1. Signatories to the Paris agreement:
  1. Michael Le Page (2015) New Scientist, No. 3052, p8-9. Will Paris deal save our future? And: New Scientist, 3060, (2016) Signed, sealed……..Undeliverable?
  1. Reuters (22nd April 2016) Daily Telegraph: Record signatures in historic Paris climate deal.
  1. Kimberley Nicholas (2015) Scientific American, 19th December 2015. Limiting Global Warming will be hard but hardly impossible.
  1. Tradable Energy Quotas (TEQs) Newsletter, December 2015.
  1. Greenpeace:
  1. Nicholas Stern (2015) Why are we waiting: the Logic, Urgency and Promise of tackling climate change, MIT Press.
  1. Damian Carrington (2016) Guardian 9th June 2016: CO2 turned into stone in Iceland in climate change breakthrough, quoting from research report by Matter et al in Science, 352, issue 6291, pp 1312-1314: Rapid carbon mineralization for permanent disposal of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions.
  1. Operation Noah:
  1. Pope’s encyclical on Climate Change (2015) and
  1. Desmond Tutu’s climate petition tops 300,000 signatures

  1. Baptist Union statement on climate change

  1. The Anglican Synod statement on climate change

  1. The Methodist Church statement on climate change

  1. The Quakers’ statement on climate change

  1. Eco-Church:
  1. Big Church Switch:
  1. Institutional Investors group on Climate Change:
  1. The Green Bible – Harper Bibles, published by Harper Collins Publishers:
  1. The statements of other faiths on climate change:

  1. Ohito Declaration on Religions, Land and Conservation (1995):

  1. Forum for the Future, Annual Report 2014, System innovation in action: our progress and achievements.
  1. Kyung-Ah Park, Goldman Sachs

Chapter 9

  1. Naomi Klein (2014) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate; Allen Lane.
  1. James Lovelock (2010) A Final Warning: the Vanishing Face of Gaia; Penguin.
  1. Robert Gifford (2015) “The Road to Climate Hell”. New Scientist, 11th July 2015.
  1. Re-branded DECC, the Department for Extreme Climate Change. Quoted in its entirety from:

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