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.

Reparations and the fight for life

Esther Stanford-Xosei Extinction Rebellion Internationalist Solidarity Network is joining with Stop the Maangamizi and African Emancipation Day Reparations March to lock down Brixton Road on Saturday 1 August. We’ve been doing all the nice stuff for six years – going on…

Museums and a greener future

Museums have a responsibility to speak out about the climate and ecological emergency. Museums hold our collective memories in the form of objects and specimens from the past. They are institutions of the long term that operate beyond the short term…

Covid and climate disasters in South Asia

Response measures have forced coastal communities in South Asia to choose between a super cyclonic storm or shelters with no physical distancing. South Asia, one of the world’s poorest and populous regions of the world, is struggling with control measures as Covid…

XR is back

The government is not heeding warnings on climate change, XR says The Covid-19 pandemic has restricted protests by climate activists for several months, but Extinction Rebellion (XR) is planning its comeback. MPs returning to Parliament in September will face a blockade…

Covid recovery and radical social change

A post-Covid world must genuinely value care, embrace vulnerability, and attack the existing structures of privilege. The view that radical societal change has been taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic has been expressed by progressive figures and organisations. For example,…

A library to walk into the forest

🌳 Professor Deirdre Heddon and Dr Misha Myers explain how their Walking Library functions as a public artwork connecting people with places and writing. The Walking Library is simply a library filled with books suggested as good to take on a…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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