This is an absolute tragedy unfolding - & it cannot persist as we, in effect destroy the Earth upon which we are truly dependent. As each rainforest falls, habitat, species loss, soil erosion, etc etc all combine to create a desolate planet with destroyed ecosystems which our life as we know it cannot sustain our excesses - at that point our survival is not assured !
These young kids see this as the norm & will treat it as such - often they see nothing wrong with it & persist with that behaviour. They start travelling the World & the problem grows exponentially. Our glacially fed pristine rivers were used by tourists to dump their wastes in -result: rivers ruined. TRAGIC !
'Five-Alarm Fire': As Trump Plots 'Flat-Out Coup,' Voters Urged to Deliver Biden Landslide to Avoid Chaos
"The president is openly and explicitly considering a coup to hold onto power. Make no mistake: Autocracy is at our doorstep."
It's been 12 years since debate moderators asked a question about climate change
Will tonight be any different?
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"Trump's lies and his rejection of science have cost us tens of thousands of lives. We need a new president," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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"This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy—and democracy must win."
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Eco 'Sabotage': Trump EPA Issues Last-Minute Rule to Make Action on Climate and Pollution Harder for Biden
"This is an egregious 11th-hour attempt to handcuff the incoming administration and undercut the benefits of clean air—in the worst days of a global health crisis."
Analysis | Can We Undo Trump’s Environmental Damage?
American climate policy can be salvaged, but environmentalists say action has to be swift and sweeping.
Living on Earth: World’s Largest Wetlands on Fire
As wildfires blaze across the West Coast of the U.S., Brazil grapples with its own fires, in its massive Pantanal wetlands and the Amazon rainforest. Host Steve Curwood speaks with biologist Daniel Nepstad, President of the Earth Innovation Institute, about the role of climate change in the wildfires and how they’re impacting Brazilian biodiversity, ecosystem services, and local communities.
The Munduruku Demand That Mining Giant Anglo American Publicly Commit to Not Mine on Indigenous Lands
Indigenous lands are protected by the Brazilian Constitution, and current attempts to change this regulatory framework represent a major threat to the rights of Indigenous peoples, to the integrity of their territories – which remain barriers against deforestation and the degradation of Brazilian biomes – and to the ecological and climatic balance resulting from the protection of Indigenous lands, particularly in the Amazon. The Munduruku have spoken: no mining in our lands!
Amazon rainforest will dry out and become arid, scrubby plain by 2064 - Daily Times
South America’s Amazon rainforest will be wiped out by 2064 due to deforestation and prolonged droughts from climate change, a scientist predicts in a new paper. At about 2.3 million square miles, the Amazon is the largest tropical forest on Earth. As well as reducing air pollution and regulating the world’s oxygen and carbon cycles, […]
Infrared Images Capture the Mass Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest
Using multispectral cameras high above the jungle, photographer Richard Mosse documents humanity's suicidal "war on nature."
A pandemic-created ‘gold rush’ in the Amazon is destroying Indigenous lands
The COVID-10 pandemic boosted gold prices, which intensified a gold rush destroying Amazon’s Indigenous lands.
Trump administration rushes to auction off Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling rights before Biden inauguration - NationofChange
The pristine reserve is home to the Gwich’in people, who call it “Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit,” or, “the sacred place where life begins.”