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

Climate change is still left out of the debate on immigration…

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…

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)

The planet is alive and it breathes like an organism

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

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…