1. The oceans are being killed.
2. Forests will soon be gone.
3. Fertile soil is disappearing.
4. Megafauna risk extermination.
5. Insects are vanishing.
6. Climate chaos is inevitable.
7. Extinction is now.
8. Plastic is in our blood.
None of this is front page news.
Overfishing, acidification, coral & seabed destruction, plastic & chemical pollution, ocean anoxia, phytoplankton, etc...
Over 20,000 scientists/experts fear for our forests.
'Especially troubling is...deforestation'
Forest loss contributes to biological annihilation:
'such event cannot be ignored and should prompt decisive action to avert a catastrophic collapse of nature's ecosystems'
'cascading effects on food webs'
Some threads with articles to explore. 👇
Social media, for all its flaws, is better than 'MSM' at getting scientific reality on climate breakdown out to ordinary people.
Climate breakdown is not gradual and slow. What is happening is sudden, rapid, abrupt climate change. Our predicament is worsened by the exponential nature of change - ice loss is key.
More here. 👇
'We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, with about 200 species becoming extinct each day'
'infinite economic growth on a planet with finite resources is non-viable'
'government irresponsibly promotes rampant consumerism'
State & corporate media are owned, influenced, & controlled by groups & individuals who risk losing their wealth & power if humans choose the right response to this ecological emergency: we must reassess & replace the global growth economy.
Looks like it might.
(Have you read this? insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4166/)
It's time for 100s of millions of adults to protest in the streets, because our 2 billion children will soon live with us in a +2°C world of partial or total collapse.
"How can we transform the global economy from biosphere-wrecking greenhouse gas pollution & destruction of habitats, when *everything*, food production, construction, the military, everything humans do (especially the rich of the Global North) is responsible?"
It's going to take a revolution in the way we think. It's going to mean reconfiguring our brains, where we store human love.
"You can't just ditch capitalism! Human nature is baaad!"
Yeah, yeah. I've heard it before.
Human decency is here & now we need it.