Wilding Nature and the Rewilding of People

Wilding encompasses conservation and goes beyond it. We do still need to remove human infrastructure, regenerate the soils and sediments; clean up human pollution and contamination; introduce indigenous plants, animals and landscapes that were present before human intervention. Beyond this point it is all about protecting the land and marine areas being wilded, allowing natural […]

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Bees extinction driven by pesticides

A recent review of 90 international studies has shown that the toxic impact on bees and other pollinators of agricultural pesticide has doubled in a decade despite a fall in the amount of pesticide used. The reason for this is that the new pesticides contain multiple chemicals. Dr Harry Siviter, from the University of Texas, […]

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Change is coming – catastrophic collapse of ecosystems

Change is coming whether we like it or not. People have plundered the Earth’s web of life for many hundreds of years to satisfy their greed. We are living in a moral vacuum, only believing in our own manipulations and no longer perceive the reality of what it means to be human on this Earth. […]

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Question everything & challenge the web of deceit

In the early 1990s diesel fuel was promoted as the environmentally-friendly choice for passenger cars as diesel engines use less fuel, and therefore in theory less toxic emissions, to get the same performance of a petrol engine. Diesel however contains more pollutants than petrol. At the time policymakers justified their acquiescence, and industry its actions, […]

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Indigenous people, our guides to the future

Indigenous people are communities that have lived in a region for many hundreds or thousands of years prior to colonisation. Typically they have strong links to the surrounding natural habitats, wildlife and ecosystems. They would also have distinct languages, cultures, beliefs and knowledge systems and be resolved to protect their identity and their social, economic […]

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Smartphones Addiction and the EU Digital Delusion

Personal digital devices are likely to impact our mental and physical health. It is the ICT industry that is pushing digital technology. Digital is neither green nor nature friendly. It has a carbon footprint equivalent to that of the aviation industry. Smartphones have also made a huge waste management problem worse. It is extraordinary that […]

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Poverty eradication and environmental degradation

The eradication of poverty has been on the international agenda for many decades and yet, although some progress has been made, the problem persists with the gap between the world’s rich and poor widening at an alarming rate. The UN Development and Environment Programmes jointly launched the Poverty-Environment Initiative in 2005 to help countries integrate […]

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Mature Trees are much more than just wood

We have a deep bond with mature trees, as with the entirety of the natural world. We have been led to believe that we are separate and different in fundamental ways and that we are alone as we are so superior. What a relief it is to understand that such a view of humanity could […]

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Restoring Nature Secures Humanity’s Future

It is vital that we transform humanity’s relationship with nature in order to secure a sustainable future for people and planet. Urgent action should be taken to protect and restore the natural world in a holistic way. Humanity has gone so far in the opposite direction that now the change must be transformative. Nothing short […]

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Life not for Sale: Pricing Life for Economic Growth

Life is not a commodity. A number of reports by the UN, Greenpeace International and the WWF refer to humanity’s exploitation of the natural world as ‘ecosystem services’ and to the living elements that make up these ecosystems as ‘resources’. These reports still speak of sustainable economic growth which remains a contradiction in terms. Perpetual […]

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