The human rights organisation Front Line Defenders reports that, of the 156 human rights defenders killed in 2015, the largest single group, 45% of the total, were those defending environmental, land, or indigenous rights. Via The Guardian.
Some people are putting their lives at stake to lobby for our planet. This article by the guardian, from which the quote above was taken, really struck a nerve.
It’s World Environment Day. I’d like to take this as an opportunity to share some news that might shape our legacy as a human race. This is a reminder of our need to better communicate our science to make a impact that aligns with our findings and ethics.
Donald Trump would ‘cancel’ Paris climate deal Via BBC
This is a deal signed by 195 countries. This means that not only are scientists from those countries convinced but that pressure was able to trickle up to decision makers there. Even if you don’t believe that consensus, debilitating smog levels seen this year CANNOT be caused by anyone but us.
Same guy who produced this a couple of months ago:
Australia removed from UN world heritage climate report Via BBC
News about the impact of climate change on those iconic sites is said to negatively affect tourism. This is why any mention is now out of the official UNESCO report. The Guardian compares this to a Shakespearean tragedy, since information about coral bleaching and death is pretty well known both by scientists and the world opinion.
It may be an inconvenient truth to most; but that documentary was aired 10 years ago. Here’s an exclusive interview with Al Gore with Wired last week. Highly recommended!
[Signature drink by E.]