Ecology and Environment

07.08.2019

How the world’s dirtiest industries have learned to pollute our politics

How the world’s dirtiest industries have learned to pollute our politics

George Monbiot for The Guardian The fossil-fuel lobby is threatened by public concern over the climate crisis. So it’s buying influence to get the results it wants. The tragedy of our times is that the gathering collapse of our life support systems has coincided with the age of… »

06.08.2019

Defending the environment now more lethal than soldiering in some war zones – and indigenous peoples are suffering most

Defending the environment now more lethal than soldiering in some war zones – and indigenous peoples are suffering most

Jayalaxshmi Mistry, Royal Holloway for The Conversation Despite centuries of persecution, indigenous groups still manage or have tenure rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface. Often inhabiting these lands as far back as memory extends, they share a deep and unique connection… »

04.08.2019

Can Recycling Really Solve The Plastic Problem?

Can Recycling Really Solve The Plastic Problem?

Co-Written by Meena Miriam Yust and Arshad M. Khan The practice of recycling has everything to commend it:  On a finite planet, it conserves resources; it is meretricious allowing us, as it does, to pin a mental merit badge on our chests as we ready the assigned recycling bin once… »

31.07.2019

Alaska Governor Demolishes Climate Research

Alaska Governor Demolishes Climate Research

By Robert Hunziker “The University of Alaska Fairbanks (“UAF”) is a hub for Arctic climate research, and a magnet for top scientists and international collaborations— and it’s in trouble.” (Source: Sabrina Shankman, A Death Spiral for Research: Arctic Scientists Worried as Alaska Universities Face 40% Funding Cut, Inside Climate News,… »

29.07.2019

Nuclear power ‘seven decades of economic ruin’, says new report

Nuclear power ‘seven decades of economic ruin’, says new report

New research has found that almost all nuclear power plants built since the nuclear industry’s inception have generated large financial losses. The report by the German Institute for Economic Research examines 674 nuclear power plants built since 1951. Its authors found that typical nuclear power plants averaged… »

28.07.2019

Eight essential steps to transform our economy

Eight essential steps to transform our economy

An economic system that serves everyone and the planet is necessary for our survival. Here are some guiding principles. By David Korten for openDemocracy We’re running out of time. There’s spreading awareness of the institutional failure that is driving humans toward self-extinction, and related calls for a deep… »

28.07.2019

A Melting Glacier in Your Mouth

A Melting Glacier in Your Mouth

Writing and photos by Johnny Atlas A melting glacier in your mouth. Elite bottled water for the rich. This is the world we are witnessing. The comic book Tank Girl come to life. Every morning I read the world news online. Every morning there is insanity. A melting glacier in… »

26.07.2019

Extinction is Stalking Humanity: The Threats to Human Survival Accumulate

Extinction is Stalking Humanity: The Threats to Human Survival Accumulate

I have previously written a summary of the interrelated psychological, sociological, political-economic, military, nuclear, ecological and climate threats to human survival on Earth which threaten human extinction by 2026. See ‘Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival’. Rather than reiterate the evidence in… »

26.07.2019

Greta Thunberg: it is time to rebel

Greta Thunberg: it is time to rebel

On 23 July, Greta Thunberg gave a passionate speech to the French National Assembly on climate change and the need for immediate action. Here below the full text of her speech. We are right now in the beginning of a climate and ecological crisis. And we need to call it… »

22.07.2019

Press Statement on the Occasion of President Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address

Press Statement on the Occasion of President Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address

DEFEND WEST PHILIPPINE SEA NO TO KALIWA DAM AND MANILA BAY RECLAMATION PROJECTS ADOPT THE RIGHTS OF NATURE LAW The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) is calling on President Rodrigo Duterte on the occasion of his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) to uphold the… »

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