Donald Trump has vowed to pull out of the COP21 Paris Accord, end all incentives for renewable energy and eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency.
I fail to see the historical period of American Greatness that he is trying to restore. Is he referring to the "great" periods of indecision before engaging in each World War, trying to decide whether they wanted to break their isolationism, put on their big boy pants and become world leaders?
A day before officially declaring Donald Trump as the Republican Party's presidential nominee, the party released its 2016 platform that promises sweeping changes to climate and environmental policies...
Climate Vegan"Deforestation is a big one.* So is industrial agriculture,** which degrades the soils to the point where they leach CO2. Then there’s industrial livestock farming*** which produces 90m tonnes of methane per year and most of the world’s anthropogenic nitrous oxide. " ............................................................................................................................. * #1 cause: free-range cows and feed crops for cows; **#1 product: feed crops for cows; ***factory (non-free range) farming of cows, pigs and chickens. Reducing meat doesn't cause systemic change. Meatless Mondays doesn't cause systemic change. If you love the current system as much as you make your decisions based on your appetite, then you love climate change. Only veganism has the strength of idealism that can change the system, fuelling social justice simultaneously. Compassion will win the day. Baby steps just creates a world where we're helpless as babies.
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With the wonderful parade that was held today, Pride month in Toronto has come to an end; a lovely month during which all sexualities and genders are celebrated, and where an effort is made to love those who are unlike us because of their differences. However, this parade, with all the happy declarations of love and playful water fights, with all the spreading of valuable information and spontaneous dance parties, also held an air of sadness, for it was exactly two weeks ago, that a man walked into a bar, where people were dancing and laughing just as we were today, and injured and killed everyone he could; even shooting at the bodies of people that were lying on the floor, just to make sure they were truly dead. A couple witnesses said they even heard him laugh as he was shooting.
Unfortunately, the media has been treating this as a one-off random shooting by a troubled individual, framing it as an act of terrorism against all Americans, and discouraging conversations which focus on addressing the circumstances which lead to this tragedy. But, indeed, the environment that fostered the hatred in this man's heart is almost as guilty as he was. In an ideal, imaginary society where everyone's unique qualities were truly celebrated, this could never have happened; for even if this persyn had been born with hate in his heart, that hate would never have become focused on one particular group of people, as we all would be viewed as truly equal and as one. But obviously this is not the society/world we live in. We live in a world where our global culture is sick, and where ostracizing, oppressing, hating, and committing extreme violence towards those who are different, those who are considered "lesser" is the norm, and where compassion is considered radical (and sometimes even illegal). One of the survivors described what he saw in the night-club, the blood-soaked floors and the bodies piled on top of yet more bodies, as looking like "the inside of a slaughterhouse". Violence breeds more violence, and hate breeds more hate, no matter whether it is directed at nonhumyn animals, or non-heterosexual individuals. If the blood of one is being spilled, so too will the blood of another.
So let us stand up for the rights of everyone without backing down, let our throats become hoarse from screaming for those being silenced, let us fight for the freedom of the oppressed with everything we've got, and most importantly of all, let us be radical in our love, a love which extends to all. ... See MoreSee Less