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The global food system is driving environmental injustice and increasing greenhouse gas emissions. theecologist.org/2021/aug/25/ag…
Oil company BP disappears from Channel 4 coverage despite being originally announced as Paralympic Games sponsor. theecologist.org/2021/aug/24/bp…
Imagine being upset by Extinction Rebellion protesting the lack of action, 30 years after NASA warned us about climate change, in 2021
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Let’s talk about capitalism, and the way it drives us towards ecological and social destruction. Let’s talk about economic growth, and its incompatibility with the protection of the living world.
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Climate denial never goes away - but metamorphosis into different excuses to avoid action on ecological breakdown. theecologist.org/2021/aug/23/li…
Extinction Rebellion takes to the streets to demand the impossible because it is necessary to stop climate breakdown. theecologist.org/2021/aug/23/de…
It's happening now... There's no denying the #ClimateEmergency is here... Our only option is to #RebelForLife and demand the impossible... See you on the streets... From 23.08.21 join the impossible rebellion - for updates join this telegram group: t.me/rebellionbroad…
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Polluters banned from COP26 public venues. theecologist.org/2021/aug/20/po…
'Crucially, it views our food system through the lens of fairness and equity for all, including non-human animals.'
The National Food Strategy is a huge opportunity to transform England's food system. ow.ly/ZyWH50FUI91
“Given that the meat and dairy industries are a leading cause of the climate crisis that COP26 is seeking to address, removing these items from the catering menu seems like a no-brainer.”
EXCLUSIVE: Animal rights charity PETA asks COP26 president to serve vegan menu for delegates. theecologist.org/2021/aug/19/co…
'Building an education system for young people that does not follow the neoliberal model of promoting competition, individualism, consumerism and materialistic wealth is key to shifting the system towards a fair future for all - in a way that is sustainable and long term.'
Climate breakdown is the consequence of a flawed development system that we have considered normal for too long. theecologist.org/2021/aug/17/do…
Sperm levels among men in Western countries has more than halved during the past 40 years - and, according to one study, could deplete to zero by 2045. theecologist.org/2021/aug/16/sp…
This is a world on fire. Most of these disasters haven't been reported at all. The rest, though they still rage, have already been forgotten.
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So surely a rewilding revolution is all but inevitable?
'The UK is one of the ‘most nature depleted’ nations on the planet and we the public have shown overwhelming support for the restoration of this missing nature.'
'The need for rewilding is no longer a matter of debate. The UN’s leading scientists have done the maths and the task is vast and urgent.'
What does the 'code red' IPCC report mean for climate action in Bristol? We speak with leading climate scientist @ClimateSamwell to find out. 🔎 Full story here:thebristolcable.org/2021/08/ipcc-c…Ql
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Today is a good day to recall these "discourses of delay" used to slow climate action 🇨🇳 "someone else first" 🔥 "it's not possible" / "surrender" 🧑‍🔬 "no need for disruption" / "innovation!" 🤑 "change will be disruptive" / "appeal to social justcarbonbrief.org/guest-post-how…xSTwY2j
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A future of carbon neutral border industries criminalising climate migrants is already happening. theecologist.org/2021/aug/11/gr…
^^^ This article has been published in partnership with @daliagebrial and @HarpreetKPaul and the @rosaluxstiftung in London. It first appeared in a collection titled Perspectives on a Global Green New Deal.
hat’s why unions and social movements are working towards the approval of a binding treaty that holds companies accountable and responds to those impacted in cases of environmental crimes and human rights violations.
Retaining the same agricultural and mining systems, but without workers, is being presented as the answer to this crisis. This way, while production increases, jobs decrease and communities are threatened and harassed.
'False solutions masquerading as a ‘green economy’ will likely appear with substantial strength and resources at a time when the world is demanding a different way out...
'But we also find ourselves in a moment of a systematic dispute in which the old answers are being disguised as sustainable and offered and highlighted as ways out of the crisis.
'We have been pointing out alternative paths to this model - and now, they are even more urgent....
'The labour movement together with social movements and environmental organisations have denounced the un-sustainability of the neoliberal model that created a health, social, ecological and climate crisis...
The Arctic is warming 2-3 times faster than the rest of the world, posing an existential threat to the homes, culture & ways of life of many Indigenous communities. The people of the Arctic need #ClimateJustice now, writes @steventrent for @the_ecologist: theecologist.org/2021/aug/05/na…
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You can read a redux (and arguably slightly improved) version of one of the chapters from our book here at @the_ecologist: theecologist.org/2021/jun/08/ma…
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- Vicente P. Unay Jr, secretary general at National Union Of Workers In The Power Industry (Power-Sentro), based in Quezon City, Philippines, writing in The Ecologist.
"Crises like the pandemic and climate breakdown can be an opportunity for the working classes to build towards social transformation; a shift where the preservation of human life and sustainable environment is the centre of development."
It does not have to be like this.
"Workers who were laid off were unable to file a case as quasi-judicial bodies of DOLE were suspended, and had limited information, procedure and access for filing an online complaint. To sum up, nearly 10 million workers were unprotected in a time of crisis, and lost their job."
"Overseas Filipino workers from different parts of the world were transported back to the country - and those in the transport and informal labour sectors suffered loss of income due to lockdown and enhanced community quarantine for the first three three months."
"The coronavirus crisis in the Philippines has not only exposed the deficiencies of a market-oriented healthcare system that treats health as a commodity, but also the situation of precarious workers and income inequality."
Great reporting from @steventrent and then team at the @ejfoundation.
These are the words of Viacheslav Ivanovich Shadrin, chairman of the Yukaghir Elders, an ancient Indigenous population of Arctic Siberia who live in some of the most severe climates in the inhabited world.
"Nature always loves balance. Therefore, [the old people] say we have lost the trust of nature. The way we dealt with her led to this.”
"Now the changes are happening too quickly, and we do not have time to adapt to them. What used to happen over decades can now happen within one or two years."
“Nature has begun to deceive us, and some say that nature has ceased to trust us. Most of our old people say that we have always adapted, but the changes have always been gradual."
The Ecologist is running a series of articles first published as Perspectives on a Global Green New Deal by @RosaluxLondon which began as talks at the @TWT_NOW festival. Tickets for this year's festival are now on sale.
Miners are also amongst the most mistreated workers in the world.
The mining industry, along with other extractive industries, has been at the heart of a colonial model which continues to bring profits to multinational corporations and the wealthy few, while dispossessing countless communities of their lands, water and livelihoods.
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