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11/05/2019 12:15 pm  

The teenagers of today are (in my opinion) going to be the ones who change our future for the better. I'm happy to read this one about a group who is working on protecting our oceans!

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/15-teens-awarded-for-each-launching-projects-to-protect-oceans-from-plastic/


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11/15/2019 8:11 pm  

The Venice council chambers flooded, just two minutes after scrapping climate crisis plan.  Instant karma!

Also, the date of the US leaving the Paris Climate agreement is the day after the 2020 presidential election. The climate is truly on the ballot.


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12/07/2019 2:29 am  

 

This is an interesting article in the Huffington Post, about holding the death merchants of our entire ecosystem responsible for their actions. Odd, how there seems to be laws against every other thing under the sun...

"...fighting for “ecocide” to be recognized as an international crime against peace. Defined as the mass damage or destruction of natural living systems, the crime would impose a duty of care on individuals not to destroy the environment and would hold government ministers and corporate CEOs criminally responsible for the environmental damage they caused.

The aim: to close a gap in the law, which allows the perpetrators of large-scale environmental crimes to avoid accountability. The method: to add ecocide to the list of crimes prosecuted by the International Criminal Court (the ICC) in The Hague. "

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ecocide-crime-environmental-destruction-amazon-deforestation_n_5de637dee4b0913e6f84f5b4


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12/24/2019 6:05 pm  

@unk-p  Your article (thank you for posting!) reminds me that the single biggest solution to climate change might be planting a LOT of trees.  Trees, trees, trees.  I love trees.  They speak to me when I walk in the forest and I can hear them whisper back when I sit in my house and ask them questions. https://reasonstobecheerful.world/trees-are-healing-the-planet/

 


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01/02/2020 4:18 pm  

One restaurant in NYC is starting a magnificent trend! Nothing sent to landfills!

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/01/business/zero-waste-restaurants.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_200102


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01/03/2020 3:22 pm  

Here's a look at 5 important climate and environmental news stories set to define the new year according to the Huffington Post.

1.  Air Pollution
2.  Protest:the rise of the youth climate  movement
3. Extreme Heat
4.  The Amazon;  the desperate fight for survival
5.  Elections
 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/environment-heat-wave-climate-change-elections_n_5def87d7e4b05d1e8a57cb90


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01/11/2020 1:42 am  

Soooo, in the clown theme, we rented Joker last night and at the very end... "Send in the Clowns"

I have felt that the ocean will strike back tsunami style... and just flooding. "What has been thrown in will be thrown back" is pretty much the message that I got.

Yesterday I met a nice man who is an environmental lawyer and also business person for environmental systems (such as purifying water, solar systems). It is not just the US that is retrograde (at this point in time) to clean environmental issues. He worked for years in India for clean water and it seemed the government did not want to "waste" money on it as allowing the rivers to be polluted was the cheapest option. Anyhow he works more as a consultant now helping people, companies and communities find funding and systems that are environment friendly. So he was speaking about how technology is now being sought to harness natural processes of energy such as photosynthesis, tidal motion etc.  I asked him about the impact of this administration and while he said his policies are a setback (discussion in particular of a rule that is being rescinded to look at the potential environmental impacts of large construction projects) that the pendulum will swing the other way as we will have no choice. I joked that there is always the choice. We can just decide to this age's Atlantis (or some other lost ancient civilization that the earth ate because of our abuse to it).


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