2018 Living Planet Report – The End of Civilisation

The recently published World Wildlife Fund 2018 Living Planet Report reveals that we have killed 60% of all wildlife in the last 40 years. I would remind readers that as recently as 200,000 years ago we would have considered our ancestors wildlife by any of today’s definitions.

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Mammals on Death Row – Extinction is Forever

The period of time since the last mass extinction 66 million years ago, that killed the dinosaurs, is known as the Age of Mammals. Our own species is a child of this age. The study shows that it would take three to five million years for nature to recover the anticipated mammal species losses of the next 50 years.

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Food Web Collapse Threatens Rainforests’ Ecosystems

Climate Change is killing arthropods and this is undermining the food web in rainforests. In October 2018 the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal (PNAS) published a report called “Climate-driven declines in arthropod abundance restructure a rainforest food web” Arthropods are insects and invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes, what we casually refer […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Cruise Liners are Heavy Air Polluters

Passengers on cruise liners could be exposing themselves to dangerous levels of pollution, according to an investigation by UK’s Channel 4’s Dispatches team that found some public areas on the ships’ decks were more polluted than the world’s worst-affected cities.

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