Wasters

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Response to THE ECOLOGIST – Waste not, want not (4th March 2021)

It’s not only a question of how our food is sourced – though that is an issue: if we grew more of our own food, we would have more respect for it – but also of how much we demand and purchase in excess of our needs; thus creating waste – and inefficiency and environmental destruction at every stage of the food-production-and-consumption cycle.

This veneer of convenience sold shiny on our shelves hides so much wanton destruction to our living world, but it doesn’t take much to peel back the layer and reveal the secrets beneath. There is a reason companies, such as tobacco companies, don’t want labelling and/or images that betray the lies they are peddling: it does have an effect on their sales figures.

Therefore, it is worth, not only taking individual action to reduce our own role in this obscenity, but also to share the truths that lie behind these labels and words, to help raise awareness and hopefully have a positive influence on: other’s decisions and choices; regulators’ words and actions; and industries’ pragmatic responses.

It’s not a ‘plandemic’ but…we’re getting screwed over and unity is needed

This was first published on Estuary Stirrings

Dave A

According to some people, the world is divided between those who think COVID-19 is a genuine pandemic on the one hand and on the other, those who think it’s a co-ordinated ‘plandemic’ to enable the move towards a ‘one world government’ that would benefit the big corporations and screw over plebs like us. I’d like to let the people falling for this false dichotomy know that life is a lot more complicated and nuanced than that. That’s particularly the case in the crisis ridden late stage capitalism that we have to endure.

For the record, I don’t subscribe to the ‘plandemic’ view of events being manipulated by globalists intent on establishing a ‘one world government’. That requires a degree of global unity which just isn’t there. To take just one example, you only have to look at the rhetoric the US…

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Unlimit

Freedom is buried within censorship.
Myths of the mighty perpetuated without.

Doubt is sidelined.
Fear is served.
Repression consumed.

Unlimit what you are allowed to think
Unlimit what you are allowed to say
Unlimit yourself
Unburden

Liberate

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Link to the spark that lit this piece:

https://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/2020-10-10/criticising-monbiot-isnt-demonisation-its-a-first-step-on-the-path-to-reclaiming-our-minds/

Ambient Soundbath Podcast #91 – Alaeddin Guest Mix

Lovely listen. Always there when you need it, but never demanding.

Ambient Soundbath Podcast

I’m very pleased to announce that Ambient Soundbath Podcast #91 was put together by somebody new to me, who reached out via the website – Alaeddin Hallack – You can learn more about him below. This mix is very nice; Alaeddin really captured the essence of what an Ambient Soundbath is and programmed an excellent show accordingly with a variety of artists I’ve featured on my Restful Drones and Ambient Spaces Playlist on Spotify, but not here on the Soundbath.

Ambient Soundbath Podcast #91 Track List:

00:00 Warmth ― Essay
07:48 – Hakobune ― love knows where
17:20 – Andrew Lahiff ― Distant Fragments
23:21 – Fading Language ― A Space in the Silence
25:34 – Andrew Lahiff ― A Lingering Light
30:21 – Tonepoet ― Solar Wind
34:47 – kwajbasket ― and then i entered the void to find you
37:52 – Max Corbacho ― No Day nor Night
41:00 – Oöphoi ― Riding A White Swan Over Silent Lands
48:32 – Warmth ― Spherule
54:40 – Havenaire ― Brute Camp

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Biodiversity loss is driven by economic growth: Prof. Julia Steinberger — Lowimpact.org

 

Dave Darby talks with Julia Steinberger, professor of ecological economics at the University of Leeds and a member of the IPCC, about her work and the links between biodiversity loss and economic growth. 3,107 more words

via Biodiversity loss is driven by economic growth: Prof. Julia Steinberger — Lowimpact.org

Spot on. Wonderful interview and read. Couldn’t agree more – and well worth sharing wider. Geoff from Tracing Horizons.

Climate Stripes — I can’t believe it!

I’m obviously not keeping up. Fortuitously, son slipped me the ‘climate’ issue of The Economist from September 2019, which features these ‘climate stripes’. (Our children are of course there to educate us!) Each stripe in the featured image represents the global temperature averaged over a year, from 1850 to 2018. You can see that the […]

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Is Greta Thunberg right, and if so, what do we do about it? — Lowimpact.org

I identify with Greta Thunberg. I’m also aspergic, and I understand why she’s so motivated. I talked with several people over the Christmas period who don’t like her, for various reasons – her voice; her team fly even though she doesn’t; her parents are manipulating her; she’s too angry; she once used a plastic bottle,…

via Is Greta Thunberg right, and if so, what do we do about it? — Lowimpact.org