Pollution

Climate Security Emergency “high risk of conflict”

Climate Security: “The forced movement of larger numbers of people around the world will clearly increase the potential for conflict.” Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General “Over one hundred disasters took place between March and September 2020 and over fifty million people were affected. Ninety nine percent of people affected were impacted by extreme climate- and […]

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Greenhouse gases and the dangers of invisibility

The fact that people do not sense greenhouse gases directly begins to explain why policymakers do not act on climate change. We would immediately react if we tasted cyanide, smelt smoke from a fire, saw a shark fin cutting through the waves, felt the ground move under our feet or heard a cry for help. […]

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David Attenborough “World risks collapse of everything”

David Attenborough is a Naturalist and a television personality and the undisputed father of the modern nature documentary. David Attenborough wrote and produced various series, including the smash hit Life on Earth, which set the standards for the modern nature documentary. Since then David Attenborough has written, produced, hosted and narrated countless award-winning, nature-focused programs […]

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Plastic Garbage: Wake Up and Smell the Oil

The investigation revealed that the industry’s and policymakers’ claims that plastic garbage is valuable because it can be cleaned, separated and recycled were, and still are, lies. Plastic waste is not valuable and it never has been and the industry has known this all along, at least since the early 1970s. Of all plastic produced less than 10 percent has ever been recycled.

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Plastic Problem – Plastic is Everywhere

In “The Plastic Problem: PBS NewsHour Presents”, Amna Nawaz and her PBS NewsHour colleagues look at this now ubiquitous material and how it’s impacting the world, why it’s become so prevalent, what’s being done to mitigate its use, and what potential alternatives or solutions are out there.

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Plastic Trash Solution: Produce Less Plastic

Mismanaged plastic trash in dumpsites that is released into the environment presents a range of risks to human and ecological health. Substantial quantities of toxic, greenhouse gasses will continue to be emitted into the environment as plastic trash is openly burned in landfills.

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Plastic Pollution: The Circular Economy Myth

Hundreds of millions of tons more plastic pollute our sea, ocean and land environment every year. Plastic pollution is everywhere, killing and endangering wildlife as well as being a serious threat to human health. Plastic particles have been found in soils and sediments, in animal carcasses and in the atmosphere.

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Dead Zones in the Oceans, Seas, Lakes and Rivers

Dead zones are exactly that, deadly. They are oxygen-deprived or hypoxic bodies of water. Not much survives in these oceanic deserts as, not surprisingly, marine life needs a constant intake of oxygen to live. Large swaths of ocean habitats that would otherwise be teeming with life become biological wastelands.

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