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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Nature is Speaking – Reese Witherspoon is Home

I am home
I give you comfort, I shelter your family
See me for who I am, home sweet home
I am your refuge
I am the flora that supports you
The foundation that keeps you steady
The walls that give you shelter
The roof that protects you
I am your home
If you don’t take care of me, I …

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Love Song to the Earth

“Love Song to the Earth” was recorded in 2015 a few months before world leaders gathered in Paris to draft and sign legislation to fight climate change. It was collaborative effort by …

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Nature is Speaking – Lee Pace is Mountain

Mountain “I am the Mountain I am nature’s oldest temple My glaciers and streams provide the water you drink My forests, your wood, your clean air From up here, I see how you’ve come to treat this world You used to recharge your body and soul in the calm of my forests You once climbed […]

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Trees to Combat Global Warming

‘The restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation.’ This is the opening line of a report called ‘The Global Tree Restoration Potential’ published in July this year in the Science journal. The study measures the cover of the forest canopy rather than the area of …

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Nature is Speaking – Shailene Woodley is Forest

I am the forest
I take in your pollution and give you clean air
I purify your water and protect your shores
Yet you continue to cut me down, releasing carbon into the air and heating this planet
Whilst some of you stand with me,most of you turn your backs on me but I am resilient
Let me grow and we can …

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Sleepwalking Towards Catastrophe

“Extinction of seed plants is occurring at a faster rate than the normal turnover of species.” This is one of the salient points raised by a study published in June of this year in the Nature, Ecology & Evolution journal called ‘Global dataset show geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and …

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Nature is Speaking – Liam Neeson is Ice

Ice “I am Ice I move slowly I keep the world cool, well, I used to But humans keep warming this planet I tried to warn you I sent pieces of me thundering into the ocean You did nothing I raised sea levels You did nothing It has taken you decades to notice Perhaps I’m […]

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