Immersion Issue 336 January/February 2023
1 WELCOME 4 NEWS FROM THE
RESURGENCE COMMUNITY 5 EVENTS
Painting by Vitaliia Kalmutska Instagram: vita.kalmutska.art
6 EDITORS’ PICKS 7 WHO OWNS THE WIND? Who is really reaping the benefits of a new offshore wind farm in the North Sea, asks James Marriot 8 LABOUR’S ENERGY
DILEMMA Chris Saltmarsh says Labour’s planned interventions in the energy market don’t go far enough 10 METHANE HOLDS THE KEY Paul Gilding, former head of
Greenpeace International, tells Catherine Early why cutting methane emissions should be the priority now
12 A ROOTED LANGUAGE OF
FOOD Carwyn Graves explores how the interweaving of language and food offers true sustenance 16 THE VOICES OF THE WOMEN
FACING CLIMATE CHANGE In The Ants and The Grasshopper, film-maker Raj Patel hands the climate change narrative to the women of a Malawi village. Yasmin Dahnoun reports 20 THE SECRET WORLD OF SOIL Nature writer Marissa Land dives into eco-acoustics to listen in on the sounds of the soil
22 HOME Eco-linguist Ginny Battson explains her philosophy of fluminism, which respects the symbiotic flow between all things
28 IMMERSED IN WALKING
How walking for protest or pleasure, trespass or treat is always an invitation to immerse ourselves in Nature 30 THE RIGHT TO ADVENTURE Activist and author Nick Hayes asks how, without immersing ourselves in Nature, we will care for and about it 32 TRODS, TRAILS AND TRACKS Stephanie Boxall considers how our walking pathways connect the past with the present
34 INTO THE KYIV THICKETS These wild spaces of Kyiv were once places of refuge. Now they are mined and booby-trapped. Jonathon Turnbull reports 36 SOFT FASCINATION
Amy-Jane Beer explores what it is about flowing water that makes us feel so alive 38 WALK TO COUNTRY, TALK TO
COUNTRY Indigenous voices share their walking stories to reveal the power of talking to the land
2 Resurgence & Ecologist
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