Ben Pile: co-editor of

Ben is the co-editor of Climate Resistance, a website that interrogates popular thinking about climate change

July 2008

In praise of unsustainability

The book uses a wealth of quotes to show that sustainabilism is not a niche political movement, but a mainstream ideology. The woman who recycles her own faeces shares a view of the world with Gordon Brown, David Cameron, the UN, and even the upper ranks of the IMF and the World Bank.

May 2008

Environmentalism’s fig leaf

We are asked to engage with Garvey’s view of the world as culprits. And as culprits, we are asked to stop what we are doing, and ‘give’ back to the poor what is theirs by some kind of right. In this relationship, the poor are like puppets that Garvey uses to act out a kind of morality play to elicit our sympathy – or guilt - for his cause.

Culture Wars was included in creativetourists’ Top 25 UK Arts & Culture Blogs 2009.