Oceans are beyond suffering from plastics and pollutants

Recent, disconcerting studies on the state of ocean dystopia: -Plastics taken up in the food chain, and found in fish sold in the supermarket -Baby fish have been found to prefer eating plastic in plastic laden water than their natural food source (like junk food for a teenager)  -Radiation from Fukushima has made its way … Continue reading Oceans are beyond suffering from plastics and pollutants

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‘Trouble is the only thing we need more of’

'Trouble is the only thing we need more of' - in reference to more climate activists. Civil action is what democracy requires, and what it is built off of. If there is no alternative story, the status quo prevails. Being silent lends consent to the current practices of extractive industries, lax politicians, and lax national … Continue reading ‘Trouble is the only thing we need more of’

Symbiosis

We still have to learn how to live peacefully, not only with our fellow men but also with nature ….......the foundations of peace cannot be laid by universal prosperity, in the modern sense, because such prosperity, if attainable at all, is attainable only by cultivating such drives of human nature as greed and envy, which … Continue reading Symbiosis

There is no ‘away’

One of the themes that is covered in Klein's This Changes Everything is that in our world of interconnectedness, globalization, oil dominance, extractive industries, and path dependent non-renewable energy, there is no 'away' from this system. In the far corners of the globe, the places thought most remote and pristine, communities find themselves on the … Continue reading There is no ‘away’