The Ecologist

The Ecologist

The Ecologist is the world’s leading environmental affairs platform. Our aim is to educate and inform as many people as possible about the wonders of nature, the crisis we face and the best solutions and methods in managing that crisis.

02.07.2020

Tackling climate with gender equality

Tackling climate with gender equality

An  equitable future for women means a livable future for all of us. We’re in the midst of climate crisis – it’s not theoretical anymore. And though some of the world’s finest minds are working hard on strategies to stave off the worst effects of the looming disaster, they often overlook… »

27.06.2020

Affluence is killing the planet

Affluence is killing the planet

How can we reduce consumption as much as necessary in a socially-sustainable way, while still safeguarding human needs and social security? Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: ‘Yes! Who wouldn’t want to be rich?’ Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is… »

22.06.2020

Cáceres rejects lithium mine

Cáceres rejects lithium mine

Citizens of Cáceres, Spain, are opposing lithium mining project that jeopardises World Heritage and sustainable livelihoods at a new extractive frontier. 134 local and environmental organisations from Spain and around the world have expressed their support for the citizens of Cáceres, Spain, and their right to say no to Infinity Lithium’s San… »

15.06.2020

Capitalism is the virus

Capitalism is the virus

‘Capitalism, colonialism, and ecological devastation are all cause and effect of each other, and they coevolved together.’ Capitalism is the virus. I present this as both a literal and metaphorical statement. My aim is to supplant the “humans are the virus” claim. Let’s begin then with a very brief… »

12.06.2020

George Monbiot: From coronavirus to public luxury

George Monbiot: From coronavirus to public luxury

Brendan Montague The environmental campaigner and journalist argues we need to abandon capitalism as we recover from coronavirus and establish a new economy of private sufficiency and public luxury. The environmental journalist and campaigner George Monbiot has called for a complete transformation of the global economy away from capitalism towards… »

05.06.2020

Indigenous communities, land rights and Covid-19

Indigenous communities, land rights and Covid-19

Indigenous territories impacted by oil palm, mining and criminalisation are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 – yet still they support those most vulnerable. Food sovereignty within the Indigenous communities of the Indonesian archipelago is under threat, not least during a pandemic.  The Banten Kidul Indigenous Peoples are known for… »

31.05.2020

EU agricultural imports and deforestation

EU agricultural imports and deforestation

Europe’s resolve to act against the Bolsonaro government’s environmental crimes appears to be strengthening. Brazil has entered uncertain times. Two health ministers and the Justice Minister have resigned within the last month, throwing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government into disarray as opposition to his reckless response to Covid-19 mounts. The country now has the highest… »

24.05.2020

A manifesto for the Coronacene

A manifesto for the Coronacene

Herbert Girardet Can we initiate a global green recovery, embedding economics within sound ecological parameters? The global impacts of Covid-19 have left humanity reeling. This virtually invisible virus has greatly amplified an ongoing planetary emergency and reminded us of the fragility of the human condition. A global health crisis is being superimposed on… »

16.05.2020

Indigenous Shuar People at risk of coronavirus

Indigenous Shuar People at risk of coronavirus

Hannibal Rhoades More than 100 organisations have signed a letter repudiating mining companies for putting Indigenous Shuar communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon at risk. More than 100 organisations from around the world have signed onto an open-letter to show their support for the Shuar Arutam People (PSHA)… »

08.05.2020

Are Japanese ‘murder hornets’ invading North America?

Are Japanese ‘murder hornets’ invading North America?

It’s unlikely they will murder you, but they pose a serious threat to honey bees In early May, the New York Times reported that the United States faced yet another new threat besides the COVID-19 pandemic: “murder hornets” from Asia. The story quickly… »

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