Privilege. A wonderful thing for those in ignorance of having it, and darn awful and demeaning notion for those who do not. I have spent the past month in Calais, volunteering with the Refugee Community Kitchen (RCK) and witnessed the brave, tireless, relentless and inspiring operations. When faced with humans, many of whom voiced to me … Continue reading Privilege. Acknowledge it, and resist it.
https://www.facebook.com/Earthjustice/videos/10158227156380301/ Mr. Trump, you said yourself that that US energy policies will fully utilise energy sources, whilst protecting, “...our clean air, clean water, and natural habitats." If you don't want to be viewed by the global population as a hypocrite then make America great, clear the 'swamp' and increase energy security for your people by … Continue reading An ode to Trump and his idea of ‘fair’.
Trump and oil pipelines; the highway to hell? Climate justice is heavily needed globally. It might be surprising to hear that this is the case even in the US, but freedoms and rights of human beings in a supposedly 'developed' country are overtly less valued than those who profit directly off fossil fuels. Climate justice … Continue reading Oil pipelines; a human issue
We have more in common than what divides us, I truly believe that. But today we are seeing that the political tactic of ‘divide and conquer’ is succeeding in breaking apart the threads of a compassionate civil society. We have allowed the likes of the European Union, a body which symbolises unity, to be … Continue reading I am because we are: the importance of being human
This TED talk is one of the most moving I've seen for a long while. Not only has Paul Nicklen disproven many of the opinions of public concerning stigmas around Arctic life, he also demonstrates that if climate change continues at the predicted rate, then we have a lot more to be concerned about than if a Leopard seal … Continue reading When you know what you could lose, will you then start to care?
“Empathy and global mindedness are cultural variables. We can strengthen synapses between caring for far away people and situations, the same way we learn new instruments or language.” Susan Greenfield, in The Burning Question (Berners-Lee and Clark) In The Burning Question a great analogy is used that compared the concept of social inertia to what happens in … Continue reading The psychology of becoming the change you wish to see