CHILL: A reassessment of Global Warming
Published by Clairview Books.

Although the world's climate has undergone many cyclical changes, the phrase 'climate change' has taken on a sinister meaning, implying catastrophe for humanity, ecology and the environment. We are told that we are responsible for this threat, and that we should act immediately to prevent it. But the apparent scientific consensus over the causes and effects of climate change is not what it appears. Chill is a critical survey of the subject by a committed environmentalist and scientist....

CHILL: A reassessment of Global Warming is available from Clairview Books or your local book store. ..................................................................................................

Beyond Conservation
Published by Earthscan.

After decades of operating off-the-back-foot and protecting and conserving nature perceived as under threat, conservationists are becoming proactive and creative in the face of habitat loss, agricultural intensification and climate change.

Beyond Conservation offers a revolutionary agenda for both managing existing wildlands in Britain and for expanding and connecting such lands. Central to this strategy is the imperative to 'rewild' or restore and repair damaged habitat and ecosystems, promote existing biodiversity and reintroduce vanished plant and animal species, while working to reconcile human needs and livelihoods and the needs of nature.

Beyond Conservation is available from the NHBS website or your local book store. ..................................................................................................

Questions of Resilience: Development aid in a changing climate
Published by Ethos UK (Paperback, 96pp)

Over 75% of the world's poorest two billion people are engaged in agriculture and live without clean water and basic sanitation. They are very vulnerable to shifts in global climate. This report for the Lifeworks Foundation shows that only 5% of world development aid addresses the grass-roots need for a healthy and ecologically sound environment. The global development model has been mostly directed at economic problems and aims to alleviate poverty by moving people off the land, industrialising agricultural production and globalising markets. In the face of climate change, impoversihed soils and over-crowded cities, is this the best policy?

Peter Taylor raises questions of what constitutes ecological and social resilience for the world's poorest communities - what kind of help they need to create robust support systems.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book please email us at ethos@ethos-uk.com. ..................................................................................................

Rewilding
Edited by Peter Taylor

67 articles from 52 authors are richly illustrated with colour photos (pdf version), maps, diagrams and drawings.

This series of downloadable files makes accessible a unique body of writing in ECOS by wildland practisioners and writers over the past seven years.

Available as 3 downloadable PDF files (1.99 each) with full colour, from BANC and as hardback edition in black and white from Amazon or your local book store.