Ecology and Environment

25.03.2020

An Opportunity to Twist Human History

An Opportunity to Twist Human History

By Natalia Sierra Humanity is experiencing exceptional times, not only because of the difficult health situation we face as a global society, but also because of the abrupt changes in our way of life – more modern for some, less so for most – that this health emergency has brought… »

25.03.2020

Covid-19 is nature’s wake-up call to complacent civilisation

Covid-19 is nature’s wake-up call to complacent civilisation

George Monbiot for  The Guardian A bubble has finally been burst – but will we now attend to the other threats facing humanity? We have been living in a bubble, a bubble of false comfort and denial. In the rich nations, we have begun to believe we… »

25.03.2020

French Jesuit economist urges world to learn lessons from coronavirus: “There’ll be other pandemics, that’s for sure”

French Jesuit economist urges world to learn lessons from coronavirus: “There’ll be other pandemics, that’s for sure”

A French Jesuit economist has urged the world to learn lessons from the coronavirus crisis, warning “there will be other pandemics, that’s for sure”. By: Cameron Doody Key points – “We knew it was coming, but the economy wasn’t ready at all” – “I… »

24.03.2020

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

A series of tremors hit the Croatian capital Zagreb on early Sunday morning on March 22, leaving at least 27 people injured, one critically, and widespread damage to old buildings in the historic center. The epicenter was registered at seven kilometers north of Zagreb at a 5.3… »

24.03.2020

First Person: The ‘inseparable bond’ between Hawaiian culture and native plants

First Person: The ‘inseparable bond’ between Hawaiian culture and native plants

  The 17 goals agreed by the global community to reduce poverty and create a sustainable planet are the responsibility of all people, wherever they are in the world, according to the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs represent a boundary-pushing blueprint for the future of the Earth… »

23.03.2020

World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day

Human Wrongs Watch World Meteorological Organization Fresh water is vital for life. On average, a human being cannot survive more than three days without it. Water is essential for the production of our food, virtually all of our goods and services and for the… »

22.03.2020

Women’s rights, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

Women’s rights, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

Women’s organising in Kyrgyzstan serves as an example of the inseparable linkages between gender, environmental and economic justice. The sheer scale of the challenges faced by our planet is difficult to comprehend, but there is now at least recognition of the fact that ecological and social crises must be tackled… »

15.03.2020

Our Vanishing World: Oceans

Our Vanishing World: Oceans

As the human onslaught against life on Earth accelerates, no part of the biosphere is left pristine. The simple act of consuming more than we actually need drives the world’s governments and corporations to endlessly destroy more and more of the Earth to extract the resources necessary to satisfy our… »

12.03.2020

Against insularity

Against insularity

In the age of pandemics and climate crisis, we must reject logics of insularity – we need a utopia that works for everyone. Why is it that so many utopian visions take the shape of islands? From the ancient Greek myth of the island Atlantis, its modern adaptation by Francis Bacon… »

09.03.2020

Corporations are Human Creations. We Can’t Let Them Threaten Our Survival

Corporations are Human Creations. We Can’t Let Them Threaten Our Survival

By David Korten We live in a world in extreme crisis. By the estimates of the Global Footprint Network, the human species currently consumes at a rate 1.7 times what Earth’s regenerative systems can sustain. Yet billions of people face a daily struggle for survival that strips them of happiness… »

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