Human emissions are a significant contributor to this warming and as the ice-rich permafrost starts to melt and collapse not only in Newtok but all over the Artic, billions of tons of methane and carbon dioxide are being released into the atmosphere which were once locked in the ice.
I’m sure we all do our quarterly clean out of our wardrobes and discover we have quite a few clothes we no longer wear. They probably go into a large bin bag for either charity shop donation or to the bin. Fast fashion has a huge impact on our environment.
The first thing we think of when trying to be more sustainable regarding coffee is our trusty re-usable coffee cup. Yes, this is important, but there is so much more to consider about your delicious caffeinated drink than just the cup it is contained in.
It is estimated that one million pangolins have been hunted in the last decade. Their meat is considered a delicacy and their scales are expensive to purchase therefore are a status symbol that only the wealthy can afford. These shy creatures’ main threat is illegal poaching and trafficking.
The rich and the poor, the leaders and the ordinary people, the powerful and the weak, those with influence and those that speak quietly, the entitled and the trodden; the gulf is widening and it’s not in a positive direction