Pollution

Plastic-Free Choices demanded by Oceana

We should not be forced to pollute the ocean every time we eat, drink or go shopping. We need to be given a choice, a plastic-free choice. Our oceans sustain life. An abundant ocean can feed a billion people a healthy meal every day forever. But now they are being killed, filled by throwaway plastics. The equivalent of one garbage truck of garbage is dumped in the sea every minute, 17.6 billion pounds (8 million tons) every year. Plastic is everywhere in our ocean, floating on the surface, mixing in the salt water and sitting on the ocean bottom, miles and miles deep. And once in the ocean it never goes away.

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Digital Strategy of the EU is Not Green

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry is touted to be environmentally friendly. In March of this year the European Union launched its industrial strategy for a green and digital Europe. It is fashionable, albeit unjustified, to couple digital with green.

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Climate Change and Mass Extinctions are Ecocide

We should be aware that these small percentage temperature increases, reflecting climate changer, will have disproportionately huge consequences. The 1°C, 1.5°C or 2°C increases hide extreme weather conditions; extreme heat, desertification; extremely cold, glacial temperatures; cyclones and forest fires; floods and rising seas; unprecedented drought and famine; migrations of millions of people fleeing unbearable weather conditions and food and water shortages.

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Emissions: The Reality of the Carbon Countdown

We can understand better what these emissions and temperature measures and target dates mean by looking at the facts on the ground. At the end of 2019 we passed the 1°C increase threshold. The increase of 1°C in average global temperature is by definition an ‘average’ and hides the reality of extreme weather conditions.

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Carbon Emissions Countdown – The Failure

These convoluted and ambiguous carbon emissions targets that have an inbuilt failure expectation of 34% or even 50% are not targets at all. Whilst being adequate for a scientific study giving the parameters within which the findings are true and to what extent, it is however highly inadequate as a policy objective.

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Greta Thunberg – EU Green Deal is Surrender

Greta Thunberg: “When the EU presents this climate law and net zero by 2050, you indirectly admit surrender, that you are giving up, giving up on the Paris agreement, giving up on your promises and giving up on doing everything you possibly can to ensure a safe future for your own children. Because this law is based on insufficient CO2 budgets that in reality gives us much, much less than a 50% chance of limiting average global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.”

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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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Toxic Plastic: Stop Plastic at your Country’s Border

We are fascinated by plastic, its look and usefulness, and have totally ignored the damage it causes to our health and in the environment. Plastic is a poison. Toxic plastic waste cannot ever be effectively managed. The extent of its contamination of our life supporting Earth is catastrophic and this has finally reached global public awareness.

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Climate Action & Climate Justice – Greta Thunberg

Climate Action: You are not mature enough to tell it like is. Even that burden you leave to us children. You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.

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Greta Thunberg on Climate Change

Greta Thunberg (born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish climate activist. She is known for her strike outside the Riksdag in Stockholm, Sweden under the slogan Skolstrejk för klimatet (School Strike for the climate). This Swedish 15-year-old has been named one of the world’s most influential teenagers by …

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