Issue 334 • September/October 2022
In this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist we explore the theme of one of our favourite cuppas – coffee. We examine the crop’s historical roots and connections with colonialism, and consider farming practices, carbon footprint and the plant’s role in our globalised economy. We also take the story right back to where some people believe our relationship with coffee began and its cultural significance today.
In the Ecologist pages Simon Pirani looks at why and how we should confront the crisis of energy bills. In Connected Life Roman Goergen reports from Portugal, where conservationists are working with farmers to support a rewilding project, and Nicola Cutcher is prompted by a new film to take a deeper look into the dairy industry.
For our feature story, Vandana K speaks with one of India’s best-known writers, Amitav Ghosh, about climate, colonialism and the living planet. In Wisdom & Wellbeing Zainab Mahmood reports on a second-hand South Asian clothing business combining fashion, culture and respect for the Earth, and in Art & Culture Huw Wahl interviews renowned sound recordist Chris Watson about his new multimedia collaboration with the Manchester Collective.
Simon Pirani: End of the World, End of the Month – One Fight
Edward Davey: Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide
Vandana K: A New World View
Catherine Early: A Climate Conundrum
Yasmin Dahnoun: This is Your Mind on Coffee
Huw Wahl: The Action of Listening