“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
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 race for the presidential election in 2020 is already in full swing. Many American voters, and certainly all of my readers, are concerned with the protection of the environment. Can they choose a candidate that will deliver the kind of radical change that we need to see in order to avoid some of the … Read more There is only one candidate that could help the environment. Here’s why :
I hope that most people would agree with that statement : the people who are alive today have the responsibility to stir humanity towards a future where the planet is still capable of sustaining human civilization. This kind of responsibility appears to be unique in human history. After all, human-induced ecological disasters have never threatened … Read more We will never solve the ecological crisis and that’s OK
The European elections will take place this weekend. I would have liked to be able to provide you with an in-depth analysis of the platforms of all the political parties and advise you on how you should vote, if you want to see serious environmental action, especially in regards to deforestation and climate change. That’s … Read more The EU elections are crucial for the environment
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?
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?