Depressing yet fascinating article by George Monbiot on the Cumbrian floods:
I love George Monbiot.
I mentioned in a recent post that I saw him speak about rewilding in Penrith a couple of weeks ago. In that talk he referenced a lecture that he gave to the UK National Parks conference. The gist of his lecture was that the UK’s national parks should be redesignated as ecological disaster zones.
Much of what I saw him speak about was included, in abbreviated form, in his lecture to the conference. Fortunately, that talk was recorded. And here it is.
Cover photo, Still Standing by Steve Calcott on Flickr, from Dartmoor National Park.
Having attended a great event with Jim Naughtie speaking about his latest novel at Theatre by the Lake, we took a stroll up to Friar’s Crag with this as our backdrop.