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 4. Alastair McIntosh - Sustainability


Classified Index of Articles on Sustainability, Conservation, Natural Resources, Climate Change


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301. 2021, Beginning with Oneself: Raimon Panikkar's 9 Sutras for COP 26, The Friend, 3 September, p. 12.


299, 2021, Rising Through the Third Great Flood, in Living Faithfully in the Time of Creation, eds. Kathy Galloway & Katharine M. Preston, The Iona Community, pp. 71 - 72.


296, 2020, Ahead of COP 26 Scotland has so much to teach the world, The Herald, 19 Nov, p. 17.

295. 2020, Riders on the Storm: the Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being, Birlinn, Edinburgh, 243 + xi, ISBN 978 1 78027 639 7, £9.99 p/b.

291. 2019, Spirituality and Social Activism, chapter with Matt Carmichael (2) in The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality and Society, ed. László Zsolnai & Bernadette Flanagan, Routledge, London.

290. 2019, Papua Visitors Feast at Croirgerraidh, Lochs News, Issue 17, August, p. 6.

289. 2019, Report of West Papua Province study tour to Hebrides, July.


288. 2019, Doom and Dharma (politics of climate change & regenerative culture), The Ecologist, 22 July (online).


285. 2018-19, Three Reflections on Extinction Rebellion - in The Ecologist on psychology and spirituality, and in The Friend on discernment, to Jan 2019.


282. 2018, Obituary of Tom Forsyth of Scoraig - Crofter and Pioneer of Eigg Land Reform, The Herald, 31 August, p. 22 (link to the newspaper's online version here).


281. 2018, Keynote Address for the 25th Anniversary of the Assynt Crofters' Trust, The Assynt Crofters' Trust, Stoer, Sutherland, 2 July (pdf of original posting on their website).


280. 2018, Imagine Life Without the Interconnector: We can take back control (Isle of Lewis wind farm debate), The Stornoway Gazette 28 June and expanded version as a guest on Katie Laing's blog 30 June, see at that link.


279. 2018, Combined Domestic Solar & Air-to-air-source Heat Pump experience - how we cut our annual domestic energy bills from £1,400 to £102 and domestic carbon footprint by 64%, including the article Wood, Wind and Sunny Govan in Reforesting Scotland. This page gives the full energy and financial analysis for first 5 operational years of renewables technology on a Glasgow terraced house 2013-17.


268, 2017, The Apocalypse of Three Great Floods, (commentary on Hebridean climate change legends and extract from Poacher's Pilgrimage), Dark Mountain Journal, Issue 11, pp. 87 - 93


260, 2016, Poacher's Pilgrimage: an Island Journey, Birlinn, Edinburgh, hardback, ISBN 978 178027 361 7, £20, 339 pp. + xxi.


 255. 2015, Canadian Quakers Yearly Meeting Lecture - Decolonising Land and Soul: A Quaker Testimony, The Sunderland P. Gardner Lecture 2015, Canadian Yearly Meeting, Ottawa, 37pp.


254. 2015, "Foreword" to Bruce Ball's The Landscape Below: Soil, Soul and Agriculture, Wild Goose Publications, Glasgow, pp. 9 - 17.


249. 2015. To become ‘the People of the Cross’: Climate Change, Violence and some Meanings of Creation in Our Times, Public Lecture to Ireland Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), delivered 10 Apr 2015, also available at this link.


247. 2015. Report on the Climate Change Study Visit to Scotland by Planners from Papua Province, Indonesia, Centre For Human Ecology, March 2015, co-authored with Vérène Nicolas & Sibongile Pradhan, 13 pp..


244. 2015. Seeds of Fire, conference address on climate change and the community, The Sisters of the Cross and Passion, Larne, Northern Ireland, 8 February 2015.


242. 2015, Scalpay Lighthouse Pathway Opening Address (13 Sept 2014), De Tha Dol, Harris Voluntary Service, Isles of Scalpay & Harris, Jan 2015, pp. 8-9.


234. 2014, "Foreword" (25 pp) to the new edition of On the Other Side of Sorrow: Nature and People by James Hunter, Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh.


232. 2014, Roineabhal, Isle of Harris, Scotland in Trust: magazine of the National Trust for Scotland, (part of a feature on what's worth conserving for the future), Spring 2014, p. 47.


231. 2014, When the Ferries Fail to Sail (community resilience on the Isle of Lewis during 1966 strike of the National Union of Seamen), with Lauren Eden (1), Dark Mountain, Issue 5, Spring 2014, pp. 140-157.


229, 2014, Wood, Wind and Sunny Govan, Reforesting Scotland, Issue 48, Autumn/Winter, pp. 28-29 with endnotes. See also updated first 5 years (2013-17) full energy and financial analysis for our Glasgow terraced house with solar panels and air-sourced heat pump.


227. 2014, What is Ancestral Time? Returning to One's Destiny, Arts & Humanities Research Council project blog, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. For non-interactive but permanent PDF version click here.


222. 2013, Can Liberation Theology Serve Indonesia? Semper Reformanda and the Spiritual Challenges of Our Times, Sola Experientia (Jurnal Teologi), Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Jakarta (Jakarta Theological Seminary), Vol 1:2, October 2013, 121-136.


220. 2013, Keynote Address, The Future is Local, Scottish Community Alliance with Scottish Government, 26 April.


219. 2013, Book review of Fauna Scotica: Animals and People in Scotland by Polly Pullar & Mary Low, ECOS: Journal of the British Association of Nature Conservationists, 34:1, pp. 64-65.


218. 2012, Radical Human Ecology: Intercultural and Indigenous Approaches, co-edited with Lewis Williams (1) and Rose Roberts (2) in the Ashgate Research Companion series, Ashgate, London. Includes my chapters on "The Challenge of Radical Human Ecology to the Academy" and "Teaching Radical Human Ecology in the Academy", with a Foreword by Richard Borden of the Society for Human Ecology, 433 pp, ISBN 978-0-7546-9516-5, price £30 hardback.


217. 2012 The 'Sacredness' of Natural Sites and Their Recovery: Iona, Harris and Govan in Scotland, in Mallarach, J.-M., Papayannis, T. and Väisänen, R. (eds), The Diversity of Sacred Lands in Europe: Proceedings of the Third Workshop of the Delos Initiative – Inari/Aanaar 2010. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN and Vantaa, Finland: Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services - free PDF of complete volume from IUCN here.


217(a). 2012. To the Soul of the Stag, The Scottish Gamekeeper, February 2012, p. 5 (originally broadcast as a Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Scotland, 25 November 2011.)


216. 2012, Book review of 'A New Climate for Theology' by Sally McFague, Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Vol5:3, 384-6.


214. 2011-12, O Donald Trump, Woe Donald Trump (poetry), EarthLines, Issue 1, May 2012, pp. 43-46 (first posted on Bella Caledonia blog 2011).


212. 2010. Foreword to Future Ethics: Climate Change and Apocalyptic Imagination, edited by Stefan Skrimshire, Continuum, London, 2010.


207. 2010. What Price the Earth? Climate Change Theology Post-Cop15, WM, World Mission Council of the Church of Scotland, January, No. 33, 1.


206. 2010. Book Reviews: Peter Taylor on Contrarian Climate Change - "Shiva's Rainbow" and "Chill", posted to Amazon to allow debate, February. 


206b. 2010. Review of The Hockey Stick Illusion: Climategate and the Corruption of Science by A.W. Montford, Scottish Review of Books, Vol. 6, Issue 3, 14th August.


205b. 2009. Economic Growth and Climate Change are Like a Runaway Train, The Guardian (Face to Faith), 3 October.


205. 2009. Where now 'Hell and High Water'?, ECOS: Journal of the British Association for Nature Conservation, 30:(3/4), 66-77 (with 5 short book reviews in same issue) 96-98, 103).


202. 2009. Review of Finlay MacLeod's (Fionnlagh MacLeòid) The Norse Mills of Lewis / Muilnean Beaga Leòdhais, The Stornoway Gazette, 16 July.


200. 2009, Wilderness near the end of Heaven, John Muir Trust Journal, Spring 2009, 10-11.


196. 2008, Rekindling Community: Connecting People, Environment and Spirituality, Schumacher Briefing No. 15, Green Books. ISBN 978-1-900322-38-6.


194. 2008, Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition, Birlinn Press, Edinburgh, 289 pp. + x, £8.99, ISBN 978-1-84158-622-9.


192. 2008, Submission to Scottish Government's Rural Housing Inquiry, 24 March 2008.


191. 2008, 'Sea Change for Fishing,' in Change and continuity in Scotland's fishing communities, Economic & Social Research Council, ESRC Seminar Series, 17-20.


183. Entretien avec Alastair McIntosh: Quand la société civile et l'industrie s'impliquent dans une vision partagée (entretien par Béatrice Quasnik), Les Cahiers de Sol, Society for Organisational Learning, Paris, France, No. 6, Juin/June 2006, pp. 24 - 30, en .pdf. 


170. 2005, Open Letter to Business: Towards Accelerating Marginal Utility, The Nature of Business, WWF International (Worldwide Fund for Nature), Switzerland, Vol. 3:1, p. 5.


165. 2004, Corporate Ethics and the Harris Superquarry, Ecos: Journal of the British Association of Nature Conservationists,  jointly with Luc Giraud-Guigues and Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud (both of WWF International), Vol. 25, Issue 2,. 44 – 52. Also on this page are contributions to the closing superquarry debate that I co-ordinated from Dan Barlow of Friends of the Earth Scotland, and Nigel Jackson, Executive Director of Lafarge Aggregates UK. 


162. 2004, Corporate Ethics: Stones & Spirit - Keynote address to Lafarge's corporate conference in Bergamo, Italy, delivered 17 May 2004. An edited version of this was published in The Sunday Herald (Seven Days), 23 May 2004, p. 9, as "Integrity of firm caught between a rock and a hard place."


159. 2004, Foreword to Europe, Globalization and Sustainable Development, ed. Barry, John, Baxter, Brian & Dunphy, Richard., Routledge, London, £65 (hardback), ISBN: 0-415-30276-5, xii - xxiii.


155. 2003, Power to the People ( Wind Energy & Land Value Market Capitalisation), The Hebridean, Stornoway, 21 August, p. 7.


153. 2003, Idolatry of the Invisible Hand (a response to Sir Mark Moody-Stuart on business & sustainability), Green Christian, No. 53, November, 11 - 12.


150. 2003, Constitutional Theology, Community & Sovereignty of the Sea, in International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade: Proceedings of the Edinburgh Conference 2001, International Union for Land Value Taxation, London, 2003, 70-85.


149. 2003, Towards a Sustainable Community Housing Policy for Scotland, distributed consultation paper, July 7, 7 pp..


139. 2002, Ecology and Scottish Identity - Book Reviews of Scotland's Landscapes and Managing Scotland's Environment, ECOS, 23(2), 2002, 71-73.


138. The Future of Wild Land in Scotland: "Yes, about the fairies and all that...". This article was commissioned by the Scottish Wild Land Group for their published contribution to The International Year of Mountains 2002, Scotland's Wild Land - what future?, ISBN 0-9543790-0-4, £4.00, 5-8.


136. 2002, It's all about putting people in their place, text of address to the Rural Planning Symposium for Duhallow, published in The Irish Examiner, Cork, 21 June 2002. Also published in revised form on Open Democracy's website, with links to many key phrases, as Soil and Soul: Lessons from Ireland, 2002.


135. 2002, Roots for Living, occasional column in The Big Issue in Scotland, with Vérène Nicolas, on diverse social, environmental and spiritual issues. This link takes you to the index.


134. 2002, Review of "Human Ecology: Basic Concepts for Sustainable Development", The Ecologist, Vol. 32:2, March 2002, 55-6.


132. 2001, Sabbath and the Corporate Mammon: concluding the Harris Superquarry Debate, ECOS, British Association of Nature Conservationists, 22 (1), 46-52.


129. 2001, Land reform threatened by the "Pavarotti Effect", West Highland Free Press, 9 November, 10.


127. 2001, Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power, Aurum Press, London, ISBN 1 85410 802 6, £17.99 hardback, 336pp..


124. 2000, Discounting the Children’s Future? Does the Non-symmetrical Depreciation of Natural and Human-made Capital Invalidate the Assumption of Substitutability in "Weak" Sustainability Analysis?, Geophilos, No. 00(1), Land Research Trust, London, (with Gareth Edwards-Jones (2)), 122-133.


119. 2000, A Sabbath of the Land (Harris superquarry reconciliation, and SAC conservation area theology), Stornoway Gazette, 20 July, 4, being reprinted in ECOS: Journal of the British Association for Nature Conservation, autumn 2000.


114. 2000, Hefting the Deer to the Community: Red Deer Management, Reforesting Scotland, No. 24, 21-22.


102. 1999, Coastal Fisheries Management – Lessons from Abroad, Fishing Monthly, Jaunuary 1999, 6 (with David Thomson (1)).


99. 1998, Tide Must Turn for Fishing, The Herald, Glasgow (special feature on Scottish fishing industry), 17 December, 14 (with David Thomson (1)).  


97. 1998, Monetarism is Killing Communities, Fishing News, 6 November, 16-17 (with David Thomson, (1)).  


92. 1998, Fairy Hills: merging heritage and conservation, ECOS, 18:2, British Association Nature Conservation, (with Patrick Laviolette (1)), 2-8, now also in PDF.


90. 1997, Sustainable Development for Scotland: Ritual, or Rite and Right? Keynote address to the Workers' Educational Association, Fife.


62. 1995, GATT and crofting: the Uruguay round around Ullapool, Scottish Affairs, 12, 73-86, (with Osbert Lancaster (1)).  


50. 1994, Journey to the Hebrides, Scottish Affairs, 6, 52-67.  


35. 1991, Manifesto of the Phantom Treeplanters, Tree Planters Guide to the Galaxy, Reforesting Scotland, 5, 19.  


34. 1991, Wokabout Somils in Sustainable Forestry: New Hebrides to Old, Tree Planters Guide to the Galaxy, Reforesting Scotland, No. 4, 5-7.


31. 1990, The Bougainville crisis: a South Pacific crofters’ war, Radical Scotland, 44, 18-22. Now also in PDF.


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