I don’t know about you but nothing feels normal about this year and it is just a little bat sh*t crazy. It seems on the news that one problem was kind of sorted and a new thing would pop straight up in its place a little bit like the arcade game below.
The responsibility concerning the collapse of the world’s ecosystems, the destruction of its environment and an inaction on these destructive policies , falls at our doors today, into our bank accounts when we get paid and out of our wallets when we buy something.
Bolsonaro’s cultural genocide of native people and Ecocide of Amazon Rainforest is truly terrifying. If you buy products that are generated as a result of a chopped down and mining rainforest then potentially you are indirectly part of the problem and not part of the solution.
Consumption of mined goods, wood paper, oil, fish and meat is often what results in some of the most vulnerable habitat of our planet being desecrated.
The cold hard truth is as capitalist consumers and you can afford to buy fair-trade products, sustainably sourced and or locally sourced produce there is no reason not to. If we shift the emphasis as consumers to sustainable, organic, fair-trade, locally sourced produce we force Presidents such as Bolsonaro to look at their own means of making profit and getting votes.
This can start the very next time you go to the shop and buy a food item or product, if you are serious about doing something then start by doing what is in effect your contribution to saving the biodiversity of this world.
The view that it is somebody else’s responsibility is not really valid; we all have our part to play.
I have become obsessed and passionate about ecocide and rewilding since lockdown in my bubble. Globally there are many areas of wildlife that can be rewilded and enable the eco-defence shield and buffering of Mother Nature or earth, but the re-establishment of wildlife areas and prevention of the dismantlement of what is still left is in no way a certainty. It must be advocated for, worked for and potentially managed. The costs of not doing this are far greater than any cost spent to achieve it.
I strongly believe that by protecting the future of the land and seas we protect the future of man and without the land and seas there is no future.
There is a strong rebirth at the moment into looking to re-evaluate the recent and long-term history of humanity and more specifically an acknowledgment of the slave trade and injustice to ethnic minorities. People are now seekers of truth and justice and wish for a new vision of history and the right to a new and fairer future and society.
Though this change of perspective, thought shift or acknowledgment of pain and a need for healing has come about due to great personal hurt, anger and tragedy. I hope that there is potential for a greater positivity and good to be achieved from this moment in time.
I also feel that as well as looking to the scars and bloodied past of human history we should also look to the scars and bloodied past of the land and sea hence my focus on ecocide and rewilding.
We must though endeavour not to be haunted by our pasts but enlightened by it.
It’s very simple, but very difficult to see that any political, legal or economic structure are comprehending it and if they do not comprehend it in our lifetime they and us we risk planetary suicide, murder and death.
We need to stop Ecocide.
ecocide/ˈiːkə(ʊ)sʌɪd/ Learn to pronounce nounnoun: ecocide
- destruction of the natural environment, especially when deliberate.”their crime is nothing less than attempted ecocide”
Why should this be the number one problem in a world full of problems.
Well I belive that with out an organic living breathing earth we will no longer have the bedrock to solve any and all other problems.
You can’t decide who lives and dies on a planet where everyone is dead and right now like no time ever, ecodide threatens to consume this planet.
Mass damage and destruction of nature is taking place globally.
And right now, it’s legally permitted.
We call it ECOCIDE and we’re working to make it an INTERNATIONAL CRIME.
Join the growing movement of Earth Protectors to help make this happen.
It appears there are large swathes of people the globe over that have manged to justify to themselves the importance of no longer socially isolating whether it be to fonicating, fighting or fraternizing.
The consequences of this choice of action is simply too early to say but I don’t think medical professionals and key works are geared up yet to start nursing the needlessly dying of a second wave.
If I were to be uncharitable I would stereotype right now the very small minority of people most likely to kill you in Exeter is a very small minority of sun worshipers and festival goers or party people, that seem to think this is an exciting time to break the rules, not really mindful of how many viruses they are spreading or who in their family they might now have inadvertently put at risk or are in the process of putting to death, let alone the countless numbers of people they don’t know that might die.
For those that have been working to keep you alive I am sorry about the potential spread by arseholes and idiots and for those that go onto die because of this behaviour I have no words to describe my sorrow.
Death has not had it’s fill on my patch yet!
The south west of England now has the highest ‘R rate’ in the UK. An ‘R’ number for each region in the UK has been revealed for the first time – and the South West has the highest.
The number, also known as ‘reproduction rate’, represents the coronavirus infection rate. If it goes above 1, new restrictions and tougher social distancing measures could be needed.
The South West is estimated to have the highest infection rate with 0.9. The North East and East Midlands are thought to have the next highest, followed by the North West.
Rain helps extinguish Chernobyl forest fire
Burned trees are seen after a forest fire outside the settlement of Poliske located in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Photo: Reuters
April 15 2020 01:30 AM
A huge fire that tore through forests around the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant has been put out after hundreds of emergency workers used planes and helicopters to douse the flames.
Environmental activists had said the fire, near the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986 and believed to have been started deliberately, posed a radiation risk.
Officials said they registered short-term rises in Caesium-137 particles in the Kiev area to the south of the plant, but radiation levels were within normal limits overall and did not require additional protection measures.
Helped by rain, emergency services prevented the fire from spreading to either the plant or military facilities in the area.
They will however need a few more days to fully extinguish it, President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office stated.
Police have accused a 27-year-old local of deliberately starting the blaze, and Mr Zelensky’s office said officers had also arrested suspected arsonists near two points where the fire broke out.
Sometimes people do what they do because they believe they can not afford not to.