“It is impossible to exaggerate the awesome nature of the challenge we face: to determine, within the next few years, whether organized human society can survive in anything like its present form,” – Noam Chomsky We celebrate Earth Day during a global crisis of unprecedented scale and complexity, and I’m not talking about the pandemic. … Read more Celebrating Earth Day in the midst of the biggest crisis in human history
If you are among those, who like myself, want to see a radical and urgent change in our civilization, the global reaction to the coronavirus may give you some hope. Many shared articles that show a positive side of what’s going on. A large number of these publications are false: the dolphins have not really … Read more The coronavirus is not the light at the end of the tunnel
Brazil’s environmental minister Ricardo Salles appeared on an interview with right-wing Youtuber and self-proclaimed philosopher Stefan Molyneux in a video titled “The Amazon is not Burning” (link to the video). I feel the urge to ignore their arguments completely and just go straight to ad hominems , focusing on their ideological and financial biases and … Read more Brazil’s environmental minister doesn’t know anything about the environment
Greta recently gave a speech on the UN Climate Action Summit and created a viral video together with George Monbiot. These two clips got the attention of millions of people on television, social media and real-life conversations. Unfortunately, we saw an avalanche of reactions that had little to do with the message she is trying … Read more Why all the hate?
Thomas Brail is a French activist, a climber, who travels around France and supports local communities in their fight for the protection of trees that are going to be cut down without a good reason. He’s most known for protesting by climbing into the crown of a tree and spending often many days and even … Read more A climber remains perched in front of France’s environmental ministry
I really wanted to share this powerful Bernie quote from the last CNN debate. All the candidates for the nomination of the Democratic party are paying lip service to the issue of climate change, but I haven’t heard anything as strong and resounding from any other candidate yet. Bernie attacked the oilygarchs in an unprecedented … Read more Bernie classifies the OILYGARCHS as criminals
The climate is something huge, abstract and imperceivable to our human senses, while the weather is something that we experience intimately every day. Extreme weather events get media attention and we get to talk a lot about them. Heatwaves, hurricanes, tornadoes, arctic vortexes, etc, captivate the individual and collective attention. As the warming of the … Read more Climate deniers, extreme weather events are not a proof of climate change !
We know that the ever-increasing demand for animal products is hurting the environment. But can we really do something about it? I know that reducing my consumption on a personal level will not be enough to end deforestation or climate change, but I’m trying to implement as many changes to my lifestyle as I can … Read more Plant-eaters are having a huge impact
The people who currently live in the remaining forests (around 300 million worldwide) are playing a crucial role in human history. This sounds paradoxical, but they are simultaneously in a position of great power and extreme vulnerability. It’s easy to understand why they are so vulnerable. In every country, the people who live in a … Read more We are trying to destroy the lives of the people who are protecting all of us