Feb 192019
 

With thanks to Gordon Edwards: Comment: Industry loves the concept that pollution can be “sold” as a benefit to people.  In particular, claiming that chronic radioactive pollution left over from nuclear disasters or from atomic warfare is not ultimately harmful, makes both the spread of nuclear power worldwide and the potential for “limited” nuclear warfare […]

Feb 142019
 
2019-02-10  Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature',  The Guardian

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review Why are insects in decline, and can we do anything about it? Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarrington The rate of insect extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. Photograph: Courtesy of Entomologisher Verein Krefeld The […]

Nov 202018
 

Derrick Jensen from What a Way to Go, Life at the End of Empire,   time – 1 hour, 50 This is the complete and slightly edited interview footage we shot with Derrick Jensen in 2005, in preparation for our feature-length documentary, What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire. – – – […]

Nov 182018
 
1982-10-28   United Nations "World Charter for Nature"

With the “World Charter for Nature” on 28 October 1982, the United Nations developed a code of conduct for the protection and preservation of global natural habitats and resources. The code established five “principles of conservation” by which all human conduct affecting nature should be guided and judged. It further emphasized that social and economic […]

Oct 052018
 

Staring down opposite ends of the same pipeline You, in Saskatchewan.  Me in BC.  We’re staring down opposite ends of the same pipeline. BC – – West Coast: prevent death of coastal waters by oil spills and super size tanker traffic  – – means stop the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Expansion  – – means stop […]

Jul 112018
 

You may have guessed:  I am making plans now, to attend the following. Please help spread the word.  And let your MP know your position (not necessarily the same as mine!).     Thanks!  Sandra – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – CORRECTION:   I did not write the notice […]

Jun 172018
 

 https://thenarwhal.ca/this-is-giant-mine/?utm_source=The+Narwhal+Newsletter&utm_campaign=906cd971fb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f6a05fddb8-906cd971fb-108492563  Please go to the above link. This gold mine was once so dangerous that it killed a toddler who ate snow two kilometres away. Canada’s second-largest environmental liability is inside Yellowknife city limits — and intrinsically tied to the city’s history and future. The federal government has now inherited the billion-dollar cleanup effort that […]

May 282018
 

“Do You Hear the People Sing?” – – – – – – – – – – – – – You might take a few minutes for  2011-05-11   Revolution, song and youtube by Coco Love Alcorn (young Canadian), closely related. – – – – – – – – – – – – – BELOW: the lyrics […]

May 232018
 

  John Perkins is a co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance (https://www.pachamama.org/john-perkins).   I am a fan of Perkins, his work and his book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man“. A 6 minute Youtube by Paul Hawken, plays automatically after the above.  Paul Hawken is the author of “Natural Capital” and “Blessed Unrest“. There are a number […]

May 232018
 

Thanks to Hart for Global biomass. This web page (profile, Environment Editor, The Guardian)  has thumbnails for May postings.   There are some very important articles. https://www.theguardian.com/profile/damiancarrington   Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in […]