Celebrating Earth Day in the midst of the biggest crisis in human history

“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

Brazil’s environmental minister doesn’t know anything about the environment

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

Canadian jewel of ancient biodiversity could be logged at any time – biologist warns

Amber Peters is a biologist, and she took the time to talk to our community about a very special, threatened forest: the Incomappleux in British Columbia. Tell us a bit about yourself. How did the Incomappleux forest come to your attention? As a budding biologist, I turned down laboratory research opportunities because I felt I … Read more Canadian jewel of ancient biodiversity could be logged at any time – biologist warns

Are climate deniers assholes?

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?

Boycott is absolutely necessary, but fundamentally insufficient

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

Journey through a magical and endangered primeval temperate forest (short HD documentary)

This short documentary will take you on a trip through a spectacular primeval forest the last one of its kind on Earth. The Incomappleux forest remained untouched since the last ice age. Despite its stunning beauty and rich biodiversity the forest remains unprotected by the Canadian government. This means that it could be destroyed at … Read more Journey through a magical and endangered primeval temperate forest (short HD documentary)

Worst Amazon deforestation in a decade. Here’s why nobody really cares…

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…

“Everything is fine folks, the climate has always changed, life has always evolved”

The Earth has always changed, its climate has always fluctuated and life on Earth is constantly evolving, these are facts. The problem is that many people are trying to use these facts to distort the debate about the environmental crisis. If the climate has always changed and life on Earth has always adapted, why are … Read more “Everything is fine folks, the climate has always changed, life has always evolved”

Scientists say that we need to save the trees if we want to save the Earth

When we hear something about climate change, most often it’s in the frame of fossil fuels. Deforestation often doesn’t make it into the debate. The role that forests play in the fight against climate change is rarely mentioned by environmental organizations. And while many of them are catching up in the past years, governments and … Read more Scientists say that we need to save the trees if we want to save the Earth