Here’s a topic very close to our hearts. We’ve experienced at first hand, the inconsistency, unfairness and impotence of token gestures by responsible authorities who are afraid or unwilling to tackle the real culprits and instead pick on easy targets. In our case, small, self-builders. The issue in question is river pollution by raw sewage. The source, as outlined in the following article, is overwhelmingly
The following contains excerpts from the article The Environmental Costs of Fast Fashion by Patsy Perry, 8 January 2018. It’s tempting to bow to fashion pressure and replace our clothing as style and conformity dictate. It’s hard to resist the tempting deals in the January and other sales. But how many of us spare a thought for the impact of fast fashion on the environment?
This post contains excerpts from the article, Detrimental Effects of Littering posted by Rehan Ahmad in EcoMENA, May 2018. In A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams introduced the concept of the SEP…Somebody Else’s Problem. Ford Prefect stated, “An SEP is something we can’t see, or don’t see, or our brain doesn’t let us see, because we think that it’s somebody else’s problem…. The brain
More than half of Earth’s rain forests have already been lost due to the human demand for wood and arable land. Rain forests that once grew over 14 percent of the land on Earth now cover only about 6 percent. And if current deforestation rates continue, these critical habitats could disappear from the planet completely within the next hundred years. The reasons for plundering rain forests are
Over 80% of marine pollution comes from land-based activities. From plastic bags to pesticides – most of the waste we produce on land eventually reaches the oceans, either through deliberate dumping or from run-off through drains and rivers. This includes: OilOil spills cause huge damage to the marine environment – but in fact are responsible for only around 12% of the oil entering the seas each
UN Climate Change News, 6 May 2019 – Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history, and climate change is amongst the five direct drivers of change in nature with the largest relative global impacts so far. This is one key finding of a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), approved by governments in Paris last
Whatever you believe about global warming, the fact is that our planet really does face some pretty difficult times ahead and global warming appears to be just the tip of the iceberg – so to speak. Air pollution, acid rain, ozone depletion, and toxic waste in our rivers and oceans; our environment is being destroyed and it’s being destroyed in the name of profit.