During 2018 I focused a lot of my attention on spreading awareness about lifestyle solutions that we can implement to fight deforestation and climate change. Those solutions were mostly focused around reducing our consumption and eliminating unnecessary waste : minimalism. We talked a lot about our food since currently our diets are one of the … Read more MTLA’s strategy for 2019
Often I share my ideas in a raw way, as is the case of the very title of our community ‘More Trees Less Assholes’, vulgar, and technically, grammatically incorrect. What allowed me to express myself so frankly on the social networks, for five years, is the fact that I gave priority to my freedom rather … Read more How should I finance More Trees Less Assholes?
The recent protests in France created a lot of debate around the connection between social, economic and environmental issues. Most of the mainstream media in Europe and the US spun the current protest of the Yellow vests (Gillets Jaunes) in a way which creates a false dichotomy between economic equality and social justice on one … Read more The false dichotomy between the economy and the environment
In many countries when you look at nationalist parties you’ll see that most of them are not especially concerned with climate change or they are outright denying it. I believe that there is a very clear reason for this. It has nothing to do with the actual data and scientific facts and everything to do … Read more Nationalists are very afraid of climate change
Use your imagination For this article I would like to invite you to have to have a thought experiment. Try to imagine that instead of Obama the US had a Republican president who said and did every single thing that Obama did during his presidency. Let’s focus on his environmental legacy, imagine all the same … Read more Thought experiment:What if Obama was a Republican?
I’ll describe a certain phenomenon in politics as the “Trump effect”. I don’t have an education in political science and I’m pretty sure that there must a term that applies to this dynamic. But Trump likes to put his name on everything and I find that he’s the perfect example of this mechanism, so we’ll … Read more The Trump effect
NASA images reveal an extremely beautiful and fascinating vision of our planet. There are satellites that track the concentrations of carbon in the atmosphere and they show us that our planet acts a lot like a living organism. As vast and as diverse as they are, the ecosystems are connected together and function a lot … Read more The planet is alive and it breathes like an organism
I wanted to share with you a really clever and powerful artwork that I discovered in a Facebook video, as well as my thoughts on the subject. At first glance it seems like nothing particularly unusual, a mother walking with her child. The genius part is that the child is made out of ice. As … Read more Who would want to steal the future of their own children?
A video recently circulated on Facebook shows a river of waste flowing in a canal. The description explains that this is the arrival of the monsoon season in Indonesia, the rain has revealed the scale of pollution. We can not even see the water, it’s a river of plastic, garbage, chemicals etc … The video … Read more The monsoon season brought a river of toxic waste in Indonesia
A very disturbing statistic recently came out from Brazil : between August 2017 and July 2018, 7900 square kilometers of rainforests were destroyed, the worst deforestation in a decade. We’re not well equipped to deal with large scales, so news agencies started to create comparisons in order to illustrate what this number represents. If I … Read more Worst Amazon deforestation in a decade. Here’s why nobody really cares…