Malta

Air Pollution – The Air We Breathe in Malta

Air pollution is a problem in Malta. 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 shelter from the harsher elements of nature.

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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 scorching heat. Malta’s environment is in the process of desertification, becoming like …

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Malta – Who Gives a Damn

By far the most fundamental division within humanity is between people who give a damn and people who do not. In Malta, for example, the few give a damn and the many do not. We are following the pied piper’s tune of unrestrained economic growth, wild consumerism, high-rise buildings, anything goes …

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Rebalancing the Economy for a Better Malta

Better Malta – Repetitive patterns help us to predict and better understand some outcomes but tell us nothing about purpose. It is purpose that gives our life meaning. Without meaning knowledge is incomplete and even the little we do know, which is that we need the healthy and regenerative planetary ecosystems …

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Malta Has Lost Its Way

In Malta our relationship with the natural world is, to use kind words, disconnected from reality. We choose to exploit our corner of the natural world rather than listen to what nature’s life support system is telling us. We encourage a …

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Voting at 16 – ‘Hekk Jonqos!’

On the 1 March 2018 a law is to be passed through parliament in Malta giving 16 year olds the right to vote at national elections. This is expected to …

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Malta: Fast Becoming an Urban Jungle

The topic of this article which is the state of Nature in Malta and why Government policy should include provisions for the protection and restoration of the natural environment. We do not really have any pristine natural land left anywhere in the Maltese islands and no ecosystem that we can speak of. The destruction of the environment in our country is all but complete.

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