Ecology and Environment

27.11.2018

Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere: We Aren’t Even Trying!

Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere: We Aren’t Even Trying!

Have you heard the expression ‘climate change’? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate. Unfortunately, only the rarest individual has the capacity to see through the elite-promulgated delusion that generated this benign expression and its twin… »

23.11.2018

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Honoured Today

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Honoured Today

The Laureates of the 2018 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will receive their prizes at today’s Award presentation in Stockholm, Sweden. Regrettably, the three Saudi Laureates are prevented from attending due to lengthy prison sentences for their work promoting justice and equality. Ole von Uexkull,… »

17.11.2018

Because ‘Good Planets Are Hard to Find,’ Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth

Because ‘Good Planets Are Hard to Find,’ Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth

Day of revolt leads to mass arrests in the UK as protest participants argue too many still don’t “recognize the seriousness of our existential crisis” and almost nobody is doing enough to end humanity’s wreckless assault on planet’s living systems by Jon Queally, staff  for Common Dreams… »

16.11.2018

The Political Responsibility in the Collapse of Our Planet

The Political Responsibility in the Collapse of Our Planet

By Roberto Savio* It is now clear that we have lost the battle in keeping the planet as we have known it. Now, of course, this can be considered a personal opinion of mine, devoid of objectivity. Therefore, I will bring a lot of data, history and facts, to make… »

05.11.2018

Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health

Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health

The world is facing two serious emergencies that share the same roots and yet there seems to be a blind spot for those dealing with Climate Change and loss of biodiversity in relation to the millions of deaths caused by illnesses linked to water, air and food contamination created by… »

01.11.2018

When water is scarce we’re willing to share what we really need – new research

When water is scarce we’re willing to share what we really need – new research

Astrid Kause, University of Leeds for The Conversation Cape Town’s recent drought brought into sharp relief how people behave and the choices that they make when resources become scarce. The South African city was teetering on the brink: a sustained dry spell meant that residents were faced… »

30.10.2018

Regulating Apocalypse

Regulating Apocalypse

By David Swanson “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!” “Don’t be such a purist!” “Be strategic!” “Do what’s possible!” “You can’t deny reality / human nature / religious text.” The phrases used to oppose proposals for major change haven’t changed much for… »

30.10.2018

‘A Line in the Sand’ – Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source

‘A Line in the Sand’ – Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source

A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration… »

22.10.2018

PMPI Statement on World Food Day 2018

PMPI Statement on World Food Day 2018

Our Actions are our Future. This year’s theme of the World Food Day Celebration couldn’t articulate more the significance and urgency of the need to address the increasing magnitude of poverty and hunger worldwide. We, from the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc.,  a network of civil society organizations, rights groups, peace… »

16.10.2018

Fossil Banks, No Thanks! 120 civil society groups call on banks to end fossil fuel finance

Fossil Banks, No Thanks! 120 civil society groups call on banks to end fossil fuel finance

A new international campaign calls on large commercial banks to immediately end their support for all new fossil fuel projects, and to publish robust phase-out plans for their existing fossil fuel clients, at the latest before the 25th UN Climate Summit in November 2019. The ‘Fossil Banks, No Thanks!’ campaign was launched… »

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