'We do not consent to the destruction of life on Earth'

George Monbiot

21/06-2022: The Conversation

Ukraine war: fears that Belarus might invade on Russia’s side are growing

As the conflict deepens, the chances of Russia’s ally being pressured into entering the conflict seem to be growing

17/06-2022: The Guardian

Russia has ‘strategically lost’ war, says UK defence chief, as Lavrov says Moscow unashamed

‘Russia is not squeaky clean. Russia is what it is’ – Kremlin foreign minister’s response to UN report claiming atrocities in Ukraine

19/04-2022: The Conversation

How to survive a tactical nuclear bomb? Defence experts explain

Russia is estimated to have thousands of tactical nuclear weapons – possibly the world’s largest stockpile – which could be deployed at any time

06/06-2022: The Guardian

Podcast: 100 days of war in Ukraine

On 24 February Russia began its assault on Ukraine. The explosions that day marked the end of an era in Europe and changed the lives of millions for ever

In real time: ClimateClock

01/11-2021: The Conversation

The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts

Take a closer look at what’s driving climate change and how scientists know CO2 is involved, in a series of charts examining the evidence in different ways

Podcasts:

03/06-2022: The Guardian

How to feed the world without destroying it

George Monbiot on the growing global food crisis and the degradation of our soils. Can the solution be found in the lab?

In the News:

The Guardian

We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist

Katharine Hayhoe says the world is heading for dangers people have not seen in 10,000 years of civilisation

24/06-2022: Inside Climate News

Concrete is Worse for the Climate Than Flying. Why Aren’t More People Talking About It?

Scientists say that the cement industry will need to decrease its annual emissions by at least 16 percent by 2030 to be in line with the Paris Agreement

24/06-2022: The Guardian

California’s largest reservoirs at critically low levels – signaling a dry summer ahead

Images from Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta compiled by the state show ‘a shocking drop in water levels’ compared to years past

23/06-2022: The Intercept

The cash before the killing

Newly released documents reveal international funding trail proceeding the murder of Berta Cáceres

23/06-2022: Nature

Rare ‘triple’ La Niña climate event looks likely — what does the future hold?

Meteorologists are forecasting a third consecutive year of La Niña. Some researchers say similar conditions could become more common as the planet warms

22/06-2022: Nature

How the ocean melts Antarctic ice

The floating ice shelves around Antarctica are key to buttressing land-based ice. Observations, simulations and analyses from around Antarctica now identify mechanisms that lead to basal melting of these vulnerable shelves

22/06-2022: The Conversation

4 ways to understand why Australia is so cold right now despite global warming

Cold snaps are becoming less and less likely as the world warms. But that doesn’t mean they don’t happen. An expert helps you put the colder-than-normal start to winter in context

18/06-2022: The Guardian

Burning planet: why are the world’s heatwaves getting more intense?

In March, the north and south poles had record temperatures. In May in Delhi, it hit 49C. Last week in Madrid, 40C. Experts say the worst effects of the climate emergency cannot be avoided if emissions continue to rise

18/06-2022: The Guardian

‘Compound extremes’: why a cocktail of natural disasters is battering the US

As world heats up, ‘historic’ weather events will increase and overlap, testing the limits of nation’s resiliency and recovery

17/06-2022: The Guardian

Fossil fuel firms ‘have humanity by the throat’, says UN head in blistering attack

António Guterres compares climate inaction to tobacco firms dismissing links between smoking and cancer

16/06-2022: The Conversation

Climate-fuelled wave patterns pose an erosion risk for developing countries

Climate change is changing wave patterns and strength. Bigger waves combined with sea level rise will hit coasts hard – but only in some countries

ECOCIDE is mass damage and destruction of ecosystems – severe harm to nature which is widespread or long-term.

ECOCIDE, committed repeatedly over decades, has created the climate and ecological emergency that we now face.


INTERNATIONAL PETITION: Support making ECOCIDE an international crime: https://www.stopecocide.earth/become

27/05-2022: Nature

The streaming of plastic in the Mediterranean Sea

Plastic debris is a ubiquitous pollutant on the sea surface. To date, substantial research efforts focused on the detection of plastic accumulation zones

STOP using FACEBOOK (META)

22/05-2022: The Intercept

Facebook anti-terror policy lands head of afghan red crescent society on censorship list

Matiul Haq Khalis, head of the aid group ARCS and a former Taliban negotiator, was added to Facebook’s Dangerous Individuals blacklist

24/04-2022: The Guardian

Meta investors brace for a difficult quarter after stocks nosedive

After losing a record $230bn in market value due to a disappointing earnings report in February, analysts are hoping to see progress

18/02-2021: The Conversation

Feel like breaking up with Facebook? Maybe it’s time for a social media spring clean

If you're fed up with Facebook, there are many options to step away, from taking a deactivation break, to a digital spring clean of how the platform accesses your data, to a full divorce