Even in environmentalist circles, overpopulation is still too often cited as the main cause for the ongoing environmental degradation. Looking at the name of this website and of our Facebook communities, one can guess that overpopulation is often brought up. It’s a very intuitive way of looking at the ecological crisis and it goes something … Read more The overpopulation of a**holes is the real crisis
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
Climate change denial takes many different forms : some people say it’s not happening, some people say it’s completely natural and some people say it’s beneficial. The last argument is gaining popularity, you’ll not find it only in the comment sections on Facebook, but also on the twitter page of the president of the US … Read more The “CO2 is food for trees” argument
A recent article published on NASA’s website (link) revealed that over the last 20 years the Earth got greener, mainly because of India and China. On the surface, this sounds like great news, but once we dig deeper into their findings we see that there is not so much to celebrate. Of course, many media … Read more Humans made the Earth greener! Time to celebrate ?
Instead of complaining about deforestation on the Internet you should get off your ass, actually do something and plant a tree ! I read this sort of comment hundreds of times under posts about climate change and deforestation. I thought that instead of planting a tree it’s worth addressing this argument in a blog post … Read more The ‘Stop complaining about deforestation, just plant a tree’ argument
If you’re skeptical about everything, you’re not skeptical about anything. I heard this sentence on Steven Bonnell’s stream and it brought me to write this article. A skeptic is not merely someone who doubts everything, it’s someone who challenges ideas, because of their authenticity or their factual basis. Being skeptical means to examine claims in … Read more Climate ‘skeptics’ are definetly not skeptical
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
Many climate deniers don’t deny specifically the fact that greenhouse gases create the greenhouse effect which allows life on Earth to exist. They prefer to argue that we’re burning an insignificant amount of carbon to impact the climate of the planet. After all, how could we, little humans, affect the climate of a giant planet … Read more Are trees the kryptonite of climate change deniers?