It seems a fitting descriptor for a period that has seen a global pandemic followed by a brutal new war in Europe, a cost-of-living crisis and political turmoil with three UK prime ministers in three months.
Children dart excitedly through a field strewn with bright orange pumpkins. Parents, gamely face-painted as ghouls, sip coffee as they await the return of their offspring.
I’m often asked what the role of business should be in creating a sustainable future? I see business as a critical change maker, whether it be on climate, nature, health, or animal welfare.
This has been a big week for me with the launch of my latest book, Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-friendly Future.