“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
This article was first published on HSToday. Migration has been one of the most debated issues in European and American politics over the past three years and will continue under the spotlight for the near to mid-term future at least. One of the biggest driving forces behind mass migration was largely ignored in media reports, … Read more Climate change is still left out of the debate on immigration…
I love the name of our community page “More Trees Less Assholes”, but I realize that it comes across as judgemental. Who are these assholes that I’m referring to? Who should feel targeted? I talk a lot about climate change so let’s take the example of climate deniers, are they assholes? It depends There are … Read more Are climate deniers assholes?
It feels very empowering to use our leverage as consumers and boycott products and industries that are detrimental to the environment. This step is absolutely necessary to the resolution of the ecological crisis but it’s much less effective than some people and environmental organizations think. Let’s see why it’s insufficient, and then talk about why … Read more Boycott is absolutely necessary, but fundamentally insufficient
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
Trump’s administration predicted in a 500 pages draft environmental impact statement that the planet is going to warm up to 7 degrees Fahrenheit (4° Celsius) by 2100 compared to the pre-industrial era. According to scientists, such a raise in temperature is going to have a catastrophic impact on human society and life on Earth. Sea level … Read more Trump administration admits that climate change is going to have catastrophic effects, decides to do nothing
Climate skeptics often claim that the scientific models fail to accurately predict the changes in the climate we actually observe in the real world. While the fossil fuel industry does their best to spread misinformation and doubt about the science, the facts speak for themselves. Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress … Read more How accurate were the climate models from thirty years ago ? Pretty f****** accurate !
Siberia is perhaps the most crucial battleground of climate change. You might have heard about the melting of the permafrost, but I doubt that any of us have a better understanding of its implications than the team of scientists interviewed in this excellent documentary. The permafrost lies beneath nearly 20% of the landmass on Earth. … Read more A surprising solution that could slow down the melting of the permafrost. Don’t miss this documentary !
The debate around the economy in Europe and the US is gravitating around two “strategies ” : more regulations or fewer regulations. And while we’re fiercely fighting this ideological battle, we often leave common sense out of the conversation. When it comes down to the future of the economy, the elephant in the room is … Read more Capitalism is in debt with nature
Right next to the city of Brussels lies the Sonian forest. It has a bio-diverse flora and fauna and covers about 5,000 ha. Described as ‘Beech Cathedral’, the Sonian Forest is known for its majestic beech trees (European beeches), which cover around 75% of the forest. A study commissioned by the Brussels environmental Minister, Celine … Read more What the Sonian Forest taught us about climate change…