Category Archives: Environment

A New Aesthetic

By Damaris Zehner Source: Resilience There are all these good ideas – intensive agriculture, organic farming, permaculture, the local food movement. But why is most food still not grown this way, if it really is better? Why don’t farmers switch … Continue reading

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The Global Climate Movement is Failing: Why?

By Robert J. Burrowes It has been satisfying to note the significant response to two recent climate campaigns: the actions, including the recent Global Climate Strike, initiated by school students inspired by Greta Thunberg and the climate actions organized by … Continue reading

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The Incredible Belief That Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content

By Alison Rose Levy Source: FAIR.org As Sen. Bernie Sanders (CJR, 8/26/19) has recently noted, corporate ownership of media interferes with the core societal function of the press: reporting and investigating key issues at the intersection of public need and governance. … Continue reading

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Offering Choice but Delivering Tyranny: The Corporate Capture of Agriculture

By Colin Todhunter Source: Off-Guardian Many lobbyists talk a lot about critics of genetic engineering technology denying choice to farmers. They say that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies to maximise choice and options. At … Continue reading

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Comparative Political Leadership: Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

By Robert J. Burrowes On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Glaciers

By Robert J. Burrowes Something is causing the world’s glaciers and mountain ice fields to melt. And, despite your first thought, it is not the ongoing climate catastrophe. It does not matter where on Earth the glaciers and mountain ice … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Rainforests

By Robert J. Burrowes Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player in Earth’s hydrological (water) cycle, a massive producer of oxygen and home to most … Continue reading

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Extinction is Stalking Humanity: The Threats to Human Survival Accumulate

By Robert J. Burrowes I have previously written a summary of the interrelated psychological, sociological, political-economic, military, nuclear, ecological and climate threats to human survival on Earth which threaten human extinction by 2026. See ‘Human Extinction by 2026? A Last … Continue reading

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