Pollution

Screen time excesses harm children’s development

SCREEN TIME WEANING  Is Your Child Glued to a Gadget? Research is showing us that unless we can help children reduce screen time we may be setting them up with bad habits that could take a lifetime of hard work to break. Children’s behaviour is known to become agitated due to being highly stimulated with over use […]

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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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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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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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