Yesterday I wrote about the reaction to a politician’s suggestion that we grow more produce domestically. A suggestion that would have been applauded coming from a sustainability campaigner or environmentalist. Because it was made by a staunch Brexiteer, people lost their shit.

When did we stop listening to the content of what people say? When did we start dismissing people entirely because they don’t share all of our opinions?

What is the future of debate if we attack instead of listening?

I was reminded of this whilst watching Winterwatch. I know people who disagree with one presenter’s opinions so…

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Kevin Jones

Maritime Sustainability Specialist. Editor of Rethink Convenience and author of the Live Circular newsletter