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As the World is distracted by viruses our environment continues to bleed ! Our future is under threat from all directions - we have to be aware any one of this issues could decide if we have a future or not !

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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 !

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 !

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 !

It's time to remind Trump & his cronies that they have fiddled with the US system to the point it has lost any hint of the US being a democracy - it's a great big FARCE ! It has been perpetuated to a greater or lesser extent ACROSS PARTY LINES TOO ! Vested interests, Super PACS & electoral college have held the power with the public becoming pawns in a far "bigger game"!

'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 - Grist This IS revealing THE US PUBLIC, GENERALLY, HAS NOT, REPEAT NOT, JOINED THE DOTS !! That begs the question WHY -WHY ? The US is experiencing mammoth problems NOW WHY do they remain so oblivious ?? Why the collective "head in the sand" - AMAZING !!

It's been 12 years since debate moderators asked a question about climate change

Will tonight be any different?

Trump has one focus - HIMSELF ! To that end he will lie, cheat, misrepresent & go to war (unless this draft-dodger could be away from the fight !) if the "fire is under his ass "! Anyone with even just "half-a-brain" would realise Trump's claim of doing well when people are still dying like flies is arrant nonsense !

'We're Rounding the Corner Beautifully,' Trump Lies Just Before US Hits Another Record: 85,000+ New Covid-19 Cases

"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.

Warning US Democracy Under Threat 'Like Never Before,' Sanders Outlines Plan to Stop Trump's Authoritarian Takeover | Common Dreams News - there is no question that the US is descending to "new lows"! In fact, across the board, the US is regarded with derision as being a World leader - perhaps a World leader in all the negative respects. It's a total mess & the young, in particular are paying a huge price now & will into the future !

Warning US Democracy Under Threat 'Like Never Before,' Sanders Outlines Plan to Stop Trump's Authoritarian Takeover

"This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy—and democracy must win."

Bolsonaro is playing "the same game as his clone -Trump" in that he "fabricates any situation by misrepresentation of the facts"! In this case Bolsonaro encouraged the uncontrolled burning of the Amazon then when investment houses cut his funding he sent in token forces to quell the fires BUT they were secretly encouraged to light more !!!!!! A turd of the Trump variety indeed !!

'Lungs of the Earth' burn: Amazon rainforest fires the worst in a decade

As the world struggles with COVID-19 another disaster has been quietly unfolding. The worst fires in a decade are burning in the Amazon.

Vindictive Trump adds further damage before "the door is slammed on him"! What a complete turd, he was soundly rejected so "he send his toys out-his-cot" ! It demonstrates his complete incompetence & twisted mind ! Take your insipid sycophants with you too !

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."

Too many politicians are playing "lip service" to addressing environmental issues - & this is occurring across the political divide ! Elections come, there is a lot of insipid posturing but, as many of the young have detected, there are the "throw-away lines" for "public consumption. There is an urgency now & the "window-dressing" has to stop & "asses need kicking into gear"!

Analysis | Can We Undo Trump’s Environmental Damage?

American climate policy can be salvaged, but environmentalists say action has to be swift and sweeping.

World’s Largest Wetlands on Fire - our collective future is now being etched - we have been continually warned but most remained aloof. Our World ecosystem once destroyed will most certainly have far-ranging effects - a taste of which we are seeing right now which will worsen. WE HAVE TO ACT NOT JUST TALK !!!

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.

Rank Capitalism & greed is a potent mix - nature CAN provide but NOT with rank GREED ! When one man in the World now has more money than many nations the system is terminally ill. Either we learn better custodianship or we will all suffer the consequences - that is a tragic legacy to leave our young !!!!!!!

Greenwashing Capitalism Won’t Heal the Planet

To truly heal the planet, we have no alternative but to replace our current economic paradigm with a more equitable one.

The photo shows a WRECKED WATERWAY THAT ONCE TEEMED WITH LIFE & PROVIDED SUSTENANCE TO TRIBES SINCE TIME BEGAN. Miners have wrecked the rivers & pillaging the rainforests & the once abundant wildlife.... Our disastrous future is being cast !!!! This is the collapse of the Planet & OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE !! WE ALL MUST ACT !!!

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 We must ALL take ownership for the legacy we will leave our young ! At best OUR actions have been pathetically weak - most have turned their backs on the disaster unfolding THAT IS THE REALITY ! The bountiful benefits of this once lush rainforest, animal, rear species habitat, peace-loving tribes, etc etc GOING GOING - soon gone forever !!! WE DESERVE THE CONSEQUENCES FOLKS - REALITY !!!

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. This is the death knell of the once-mighty Amazon , Read this well & uptake ! Not only the death of a crucial rainforest, but its plant & animal life, the isolated peace-loving tribes - the lot ! WE WILL PAY DEARLY FOR ALLOWING THIS MAN-MADE DISASTER !

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 | Popular Science. As our last remaining rainforests are exploited & our river systems collapse we are heading for disaster - fast ! We either sit, idly & "wring our hands" or we use our collective strength to ACT ! Our ability ro bring meaningful change is "closing fast" & our young have sensed that but WE HOLD THE KEY as to the lagecy we leave them !!!

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.

The parting treacherous move of a demented, pathetic, clueless, self-righteous bastard ! He couldn't resist leaving one more rotten legacy before, hopefully, he is destined to the "political wilderness" ! Sadly others in the GOP ranks are equally as destructive - time for the public to "get rid" of a lot more !!!

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.”