Extinction – It is Real, It is Now, It is Forever

We must appreciate that when we speak of extinction of life, this is forever and there is no going back and that our own existence today, as well as the existence of all other sentient life, the existence of the life supporting planetary ecosystems, has been billions of years in the making.

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Global Warming – The Moral Crisis of our Time

The politically correct term for the havoc we are causing to weather conditions is Climate Change, which in fact is mostly global warming. It is the rise in temperature that, for example, is melting the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps. The rise in temperatures is being caused by greenhouse gas emissions that trap the …

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Petrochemical Industry – The Lies about Plastic

Plastics production is increasing exponentially when it should be decreasing. Petrochemical companies are now not only responsible for climate change but also for trashing the planet with plastic. Scientists have warned us that the planet is risking permanent and irreversible contamination by plastic as we speak.

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Forests are the Conveniently Forgotten Solution

Forests are the forgotten solution to Climate Change. Large forests are capable of sucking up huge amounts of carbon. Forests like those still found in the Amazon, the largest forested region on the planet, act like a sink to remove emissions from the atmosphere. Global Forest Watch monitors …

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Declaration of Animal Rights – Please Sign it

The Declaration of Animal Rights – a project of international animal rights and planet conservation group Our Planet. Theirs Too – was drafted in May 2011 and publicly read and signed on June 3rd of the same year, on the 1st National Animal Rights Day in the US, in the city of New York. The Declaration was …

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Bird Species in Crisis – Empty Skies

The recently published report called the ‘State of the World’s Birds 2018’ prepared by Birdlife International sends a stark warning to us all. 40% of the world’s 10,500 bird species are in decline and 12.5% are in danger of global extinction. Birds are found in all places on Earth and many of them travel across the …

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Cosmetics – A Story of Beauty and Toxic Chemicals

The Story of Cosmetics, released on 21st July 2010, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. The seven-minute film reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can …

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Birds in Danger – Empty Skies – Kill the Birds

Over 52% of the world’s 10,500 bird species are in decline or in real danger of global extinction. This is one of the alarming findings in the recently published landmark report called the ‘State of the World’s Birds 2018 – Taking the Pulse of the Planet’ prepared by Birdlife International. This report has been …

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Economic Balance for a better Malta

Economic growth is at times necessary and at other times economic de-growth is necessary. The purpose of both growth and de-growth is balance. Balance is meaningful to us because it is that which maximises our wellbeing in that it brings us the most happiness and avoids the most suffering.

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Shipping Responsible for Massive Air Pollution

It seems that in shipping and political circles human life has a price. The estimated sixty thousand people dying worldwide from this pollution appears to be acceptable as long as we continue along the path of indiscriminate economic growth at all costs.

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