Written with Katherine Trebeck, The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown-up Economy was published by Policy Press in 2019.
The book covers many of the themes of the blog, but wrapped around the central concept of ‘arrival’. That’s the reality that in the world’s most developed countries, decades of economic growth have already achieved what previous generations hoped for. We have arrived, and it’s time for a new challenge – how to make ourselves at home with this prosperity, and make sure that everyone is included.
The Economics of Arrival is written in a more academic style – that’s not to deter you, but just to let you know that it’s different to the conversational tone I use here.
Plenty of posts about Arrival and the ideas it contains here, or here’s a summary:
Time to Act: A Resource book from the Christians in Extinction Rebellion was compiled and edited by me and published in 2020 by SPCK.
The book draws together a broad range of activists and thinkers to reflect on Christian traditions of direct action, and its relevance to the climate crisis. There are essays, interviews, poetry and lots of personal stories gathered from the streets of Extinction Rebellion (XR).
Like XR’s handbook, it’s a book to dip in and out of, its 38 short chapters and dozens of contributors providing a range of perspectives on how the church should respond to the climate emergency. Contributors include Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, Ugandan youth activist Vanessa Nakate, veteran XR protestor Phil Kingston, alongside ethicists, environmentalists, a Rabbi, a bishop or two, and lots of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The youngest contributor is 6, the oldest is 87.
Forthcoming: Is Climate Change Racist?
Several years ago, I began to understand climate change as a racial injustice. It was something I wanted to look into, and found precisely no books on the subject. After talking myself into it and then out of it again, I have researched the book I wanted to read and written it myself. As of summer 2020 it is out for consideration with a number of publishers. Details to follow.