Thursday 27 September 2018
My comment article for The Ecologist: "Thinking about technological systems and their history can sharpen our understanding of how fossil fuel use has risen to levels associated with dangerous global warming – and of how a transition away from the fossil-fuel-intensive economy might happen. The ways in which these technological systems are embedded in the social and economic systems in which we live also matters."
Sunday 9 September 2018
My article in History Today magazine, September 2018. "Technological systems evolved as they did "because of the social and economic systems in which they are embedded"; transition away from fossil fuels means "wholesale transformation of all these systems."
Sunday 2 September 2018
My article in History Workshop Journal, 29 August. … "A sense of many histories – political, economic, social, technological – is needed to appreciate the roots of the rupture, symbolised by plastics, between human society and the natural world of which we are part."