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‘The Meta-Blog’

‘Ramblinactivist’ Paul Mobbs’ work-related occasional blog – examining the troublesome and often difficult meanings behind today’s news and events rather than repeating the ‘conventional wisdom’ of the mass/social media.


‘The Meta-Blog’ – Subject Index

As the content of ‘The Meta-Blog’ gets larger, people are finding it more difficult to locate specific issues or items. To help that process, the subject index below lists the occurrence of keywords or issues across all editions of the blog. Note, entries are ordered alphabetically, names are ordered ‘Surname, Forename', and ‘The’ or ‘A’ prefixes are dropped.

The paragraphs of ‘The Meta-Blog’ are bookmarked: Copy the links below to give a link direct to the paragraph(s) referenced, rather than the location of the whole blog post; or to link to the entry for each keyword box below, copy the relevant link in green at the start of each section.

Jump to keywords beginning:   2 · A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · R · S · T · U · W · Y

Keywords beginning ‘2’

Jump to keyword: 2008 Crash, The

2008 Crash, The:
1, 28-30; 11, 13-15; 11, 27-28.

Keywords beginning ‘A’

Jump to keyword: Addictive culture · Affluence · ‘Affluent Society, The’ · ‘Agenda 21’ & ‘Agenda 2030’ · Agroecology · Algorithms · Analytics · An Anarchist’s Cookbook’ · Anarchism

Addictive culture:
4, 26-38
Affluence:
9, 19-20; 11, 36-37; 13 (whole post); 14, 9-28.
‘Affluent Society, The’:
1, 25.
‘Agenda 21’ & ‘Agenda 2030’:
11, 1-15.
Agroecology/Agroforestry:
21, 41-52.
Algorithms:
12, 10-13.
Analytics:
15 (whole post).
An Anarchist’s Cookbook’:
4, 12-21.  See also ‘An Anarchist’s Cookbook’ .
Anarchism:
9 (whole post).

Keywords beginning ‘B’

Jump to keyword: Banbury · Biofuels · Biomass · Bookchin, Murray · Bright Green Lies · Building Regulations

Banbury:
10, (whole post); 21, 35-52.
Biofuels:
5, 19-21.
Biomass:
6, 49; 8, 29.
Bookchin, Murray:
2, 22-26; 11, 21-25.
‘Bright Green Lies’:
14 (whole post); 16, 11-12; 16, 19-21.
Building Regulations:
7, 16.

Keywords beginning ‘C’

Jump to keyword: Cameron, David · ‘Car, The’ · Carbon emissions · Champagne glass (graph) · ‘Climate Crisis’ · Cognitive dissonance · Colonialism & Decolonialism · Committee on Climate Change (CCC) · Complexity · Confirmation bias · Consumerism · Contaminated land · Copyleft · Copyright

Cameron, David:
18, 29.
‘Car, The’:
9, 40-44.
Carbon emissions:
7, 2-9; 20 (whole post).
Champagne glass (graph):
5, 127-129. 6, 82; 14, 19-24; 19, 3-6.
‘Climate Crisis’:
9, 5-6; 19 (whole post); 20 (whole post).
Cognitive dissonance:
1, 44-47; 16, 10-12.
Colonialism & decolonialism:
14, 44-60; 15, 39-39.
Committee on Climate Change (CCC):
18, 49-52.
Complexity:
21, 1-2.
Confirmation bias:
1, 48-51.  See also Optimism bias .
Consumerism:
5, 98-106; 10, 11-16; 16, 5-12; 16, 44-46.  See also Green consumerism ;
Contaminated land:
18 (whole post).
Copyleft:
2 (whole post).
Copyright:
2 (whole post).

Keywords beginning ‘D’

Jump to keyword: Data analysis · Debord, Guy · Decoupling (economics) · Deep ecology · Degrowth · Deleuze, Gilles · Deprivation · Digest of UK Energy Statistics · Digital Rights Management (DRM) · D.I.Y culture · Double-bind

Data analysis:
7 (whole post); 16 (whole post); 19 (whole post); 20 (whole post); 21 (whole post).
Debord, Guy:
12, 51.
Decoupling (economics):
20, 27-39.
Deep ecology:
5, 103-106; 9, 35-39.
Degrowth:
5, 103-106; 20, 33-39.
Deleuze, Gilles:
15, 32-33.
Deprivation:
10, 4-5; 10, 9-10; 13 (whole post).
Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES): 8, 6-13; 8, 17-18.
Digital Rights Management (DRM): 2, 19-21.
D.I.Y culture:
4, 39-45.
Double-bind:
4, 47-55; 12, 40.

Keywords beginning ‘E’

Jump to keyword: ‘Ecological Crisis’ · Ecological footprint · Ecological limits · Electric cars & EV’s · Electricity/Power · Embedded carbon · Embodied energy · ‘Energy Beyond Oil’ (2005) · Energy efficiency · Energy statistics · Environmental protection (& Act) · Extinction Rebellion ‘Extreme energy’ (fracking etc.) ·

‘Ecological Crisis’:
9, 5-6; 14, 57-59.
Ecological footprint:
16, 9-10; 19, 19-28; 21, 49-52.
Ecological limits:
14, 29-43; 21, 5-11.
Electric cars & EV’s:
5, 131-135; 9, 40-44; 16, 11-12.
Electricity/Power:
5, 109-114; 16 (whole post).
Embedded carbon:
7 (whole post).
Embodied energy:
7 (whole post); 16 (whole post).
‘Energy Beyond Oil’ (2005):
5, 8-10; 10, 23-25; 14, 32; 19, 15-18; 21, 5-11.
Energy efficiency:
7 (whole post).
Energy statistics:
6, 44-49; 8, 6-13; 21, 12-21.
Environmental protection (& Acts): 18, 14-27;
Extinction Rebellion:
9, 6; 9, 50-55; 14, 28.
‘Extreme energy’ (fracking etc.): 21, 15-21.

Keywords beginning ‘F’

Jump to keyword: Fake news · Food · Friends of the Earth · Fromm, Erich Fuel poverty

Fake news:
4, 6-7.
Food: 4 (whole post); 13 (whole post); 16, 13-24; 21 (whole post).
Friends of the Earth:
5, 143-151; 8, 31.
Fromm, Erich:
1, 15.
Fuel poverty:
19 (whole post).

Keywords beginning ‘G’

Jump to keyword: Galbraith, JK · Gbangbola, Zane · Gore, Al · Great Reset, The · Green consumerism · Green New Deal · Greenpeace · Green Party · Green Revolution · Groupthink

Galbraith, JK:
1, 25-26.
Gbangbola, Zane:
18, 53-59.
Gore, Al:
1, 9-12.
Great Reset, The:
11, 33-58; 12, 42.
Green consumerism:
4, 22-25;  See also Consumerism .
Green New Deal:
8, 27; 11, 36-38.
Greenpeace:
8, 28; 14, 28.
Green Party:
5, 103-106.
Green Revolution:
21, 22-34.
Groupthink:
1, 23-33.

Keywords beginning ‘H’

Jump to keyword: ‘High Speed 2’ · Housing · Human rights · Huxley, Aldous

‘High Speed 2’ (HS2):
11, 44.
Housing:
10, 9-10;
Human rights:
13, 5-14; 18, 60-67.
Huxley, Aldous:
12, 49-50.

Keywords beginning ‘I’

Jump to keyword: Incineration · ‘Information Society’ · Insulation (thermal) · Intellectual property · International Monetary Fund

Incineration:
8, 29; 18, 26.
‘Information Society’:
2, 14-21.
Insulation (thermal):
7 (whole post).
Intellectual property:
2 (whole post).
International Monetary Fund (IMF): 11, 27-28.

Keywords beginning ‘J’

Jump to keyword: Jensen, Derrick · Johnson, Boris · Juniper, Tony

Jensen, Derrick: 14 (whole post); 16, 11-12; 16, 19-21.
Johnson, Boris:
8 (whole post); 11, 44.
Juniper, Tony:
8, 31.

Keywords beginning ‘K’

Jump to keyword: Keith, Lierre ·

Keith, Lierre:
14 (whole post).

Keywords beginning ‘L’

Jump to keyword: Land & Inclosure · Landfill · ‘Limits to Growth, The’ · Linux · Lobbying · Logical fallacy · Long Walks & Anarcho-Primitivism · Lucas, Caroline · Luddism/Neo-Luddism

Land & Inclosure:
13, 43-50; 16, 46-54; 21, 53-66.
Landfill:
18, 39-52.
‘Limits to Growth, The’:
11, 49-51; 21, 5-11.
Linux (operating system):
3, 47-63.
Lobbying:
5, 146-150.
Logical fallacy:
6, 19-28; 9, 28-29.
‘Long Walks & Anarcho-Primitivism’: 9 (whole post).  See also ‘Long Walks & Anarcho-Primitivism’ .
Lucas, Caroline:
8, 27.
Luddism/Neo-Luddism:
9, 25-43; 12, 8-22.

Keywords beginning ‘M’

Jump to keyword: Marginal Cost Abatement · Marketing/Influence · Marxism · Mass media · McKibben, Bill · Militarism · Monbiot, George

Marginal Cost Abatement:
8, 14.
Marketing/Influence:
5, 146-150; 15, 5-7.
Marxism/Marxists:
2, 4-13.
Mass media:
1, 1-8.
McKibben, Bill:
5, 62-80.
Militarism:
17 (whole post); 20220316.
Monbiot, George:
6 (whole post); 14, 5.

Keywords beginning ‘N’

Jump to keyword: National Infrastructure Commission · Natural England · Neoliberalism · ‘Networked Society’ · Nuclear energy & weapons

National Infrastructure Commission: 11, 44.
Natural England:
8, 31.
Neoliberalism:
9, 18-20.
Net energy & EROEI:
16, 25-39.
‘Networked Society’:
12 (whole post); 15 (whole post).
Nuclear energy & weapons:
17, 69-77.  See also Radioactive waste .

Keywords beginning ‘O’

Jump to keyword: Open content/licensing · Orwell, George · Overshoot (ecological) · Oxfam · Oxford-Cambridge Arc Megaproject

Open content/licensing:
2 (whole post).
Optimism bias: 11, 17-29.  See also Confirmation bias .
Eric Blair, aka. Orwell, George:
12, 49-50.
Overshoot (ecological):
6, 56-63.
Oxfam:
5, 127-129.
Oxford-Cambridge Arc Megaproject: 11, 44.

Keywords beginning ‘P’

Jump to keyword: Palantir Technologies · Passivhaus · Photovoltaics · ‘Planet of the Humans’ · Platforms (digital) · Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) · Population · Porritt, Jonathon · ‘Post-Scarcity Anarchism’ · Property rights · Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph

Palantir Technologies:
11, 40-43.  See also Thiel, Peter .
Passivhaus:
7, 16.
Photovoltaics:
5, 17-21; 6, 45.
‘Planet of the Humans’:
5 (entire post); 6 (whole post); 8, 31; 14, 1-8.
Platforms (digital):
15, 23-26.
Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): 6, 54.
Population:
5, 122-126; 6, 56-63.
Porritt, Jonathon:
14, 14.
‘Post-Scarcity Anarchism’:
2, 22-26; 11, 21-25.  See also ‘A Book in Five Minutes’ no.5  & Bookchin, Murray 
Primitivism:
9 (whole post).
Property rights:
2 (whole post).
Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph:
2, 4-13; 15, box 2.

Keywords beginning ‘R’

Jump to keyword: Radioactive waste · Rebound effect · Renewable energy · ‘Resignation’ · Resource extraction & mining · Rewilding · Retail economy · Roads & protest · Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP) · Ruskin, John

Radioactive waste:
9, image 5.
Rebound effect:
7, 3-13.
Renewable energy:
14, 29-43.
‘Resignation, My’:
9 (whole post).
Resource extraction & mining:
14, 57-59; 16, 16-18.
Retail economy:
10, (whole post);
Rewilding:
13, 46-49; 21, 35-52.
Roads & protest:
9, 40-44.
Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP):
18, 29.
Ruskin, John:
15, box 1.

Keywords beginning ‘S’

Jump to keyword: Savio, Mario · ‘Script, The’ · Shellenberger, Michael · Smith, Adam · Space & satellites · Stress (psychological) · ‘Speaking Truth Unto Power’

Savio, Mario:
12, 38 (+image).
‘Script, The’:
1, 13-22; 3, 34-42.
Shellenberger, Michael:
5, 30-38.
Smith, Adam:
15, 38-39.
Space & satellites:
17 (whole post);
Stress (psychological):
1, 44-57.
‘Speaking Truth Unto Power’:
1, 13-22; 8, 4-5.

Keywords beginning ‘T’

Jump to keyword: Technocracy · Technology trap · Thermodynamics, Second Law · Thiel, Peter

Technocracy:
6, 39-42; 12 (whole post).
Technology trap:
3, 43-46; 4, 47-55; 6, 75-79;
Thermodynamics: 7, 22-29; 16, 8-10.
Thiel, Peter: 11, 40-43.  See also Palantir Technologies .

Keywords beginning ‘U’

Jump to keyword: UNCED/Earth Summits · UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) · Uncertainty

UNCED/Earth Summits:
6, 82.  See also ‘Agenda 21’ & ‘Agenda 2030’ .
UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA): 9, image 5.
Uncertainty:
7, 45-53.

Keywords beginning ‘W’

Jump to keyword: ‘What is Property?’ · Wind power · Winstanley, Gerrard · World Economic Forum

‘What is Property?’:
2, 4-13;  See also Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph .
Wind power:
8 (whole post);
Winstanley, Gerrard:
2, 48-52; 9 (top of page).
World Economic Forum (WEF):
11, 33-35.

Keywords beginning ‘Y’

Jump to keyword: Yergin, Daniel

Yergin, Daniel:
11, 30-32.
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