Who Am I

I am David Marinelli. I research human ecology, wilderness as non human social order, sustainability, biodiversity and solutions to stop habitat degradation and extinction of non human species.


Think of the rain and the sea that provide the water you drink
Think of the air you breath provided by the oceans and trees
Think of the food you eat that one way or another comes from the soil and its nutrients
Think of the place you live in that is made from rock and ores from Earth’s crust
Think of the ground you are standing on, that is Earth’s crust
Think of all the species we share this Earth with and the common parents we shared with them hundreds of millions of years ago, and without which your biological body would not be standing here today
Think of this oasis of life, Earth in a solar system, afloat in a galaxy with 11 million suns, one is ours, amongst countless galaxies in the universe, our only home, made friendly and hospitable for us by nature

We owe a debt of gratitude and allegiance to the natural world


Malta – The Air We Breathe

Strange as it may seem, the majority of people have forgotten or do not understand what keeps them alive. It must be a sort of amnesia or a type of stupor. Politicians in particular, please listen up. We live because we breathe clean air, drink fresh water, eat healthy food, and have ...

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The Desertification of Malta

It struck me suddenly as I was walking in the scorching sun along a dusty, plastic littered pavement. The only non-human life around was a row of orphaned bushes in a centre strip. Nowhere to hide from the 10 UV factor sun radiation. Malta’s environment is in the process of desertification, becoming like ...

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Forests, NOT Technology

It is commonplace when talking about sustainability to claim that technological innovation can save the world from our actions. I do not believe that at all. Our over dependence on technology has enslaved us and is destroying the Earth’s ability to support that which all species need to survive. Technology takes us ...

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