"UN Biodiversity Report: The world set a 2020 deadline to save nature but not a single target was met"

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 "If we continue our trajectory in the accelerating climate crisis, biodiversity will continue to deteriorate, driven by "currently unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, population growth and technological developments," the report said."

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"the rate of biodiversity loss is unprecedented in human history and pressures are intensifying," said Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity, in a press release.
"Earth's living systems as a whole are being compromised. And the more humanity exploits nature in unsustainable ways and undermines its contributions to people, the more we undermine our own wellbeing, security and prosperity."


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"Pollution is still rampant, with plastic in our oceans and pesticides in ecosystems. Our coral reefs are dying. Our demand on natural resources is increasing. "

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"We have also plunged headfirst into the sixth mass extinction; wildlife populations dropped by more than two thirds since 1970, and have continued to decline in the past decade, the report said. "

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 (Not exactly a surprise...)

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"Police chiefs call for decriminalization of personal drug use"

Friday, July 10, 2020

"OTTAWA -- Canada's police chiefs are calling for decriminalization of personal possession of illicit drugs as the best way to battle substance abuse and addiction.
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is proposing increased access to health care, treatment and social services to divert people away from the criminal justice system.
This would apply to people possessing a small amount of illicit drugs for personal consumption."
 

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"Merely arresting individuals for simple possession of illicit drugs has proven to be ineffective. Research from other countries who have boldly chosen to take a health rather than an enforcement-based approach to problematic drug use have demonstrated positive results."



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"Big old trees almost gone forever in B.C., scientists warn"

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The logical consequence of economic expansion with no end, the destruction of our own life support systems, like any other malignant cancer on its host.

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RIP Takaya

Friday, March 27, 2020

``Takaya, the lone wolf of Discovery Island, has been shot and killed``

 

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May you rest in peace far away from the illness of humankind.







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A New Year's Resolution for Lisa Helps.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Victoria's Mayor Lisa Helps recently had a gathering to discuss people's New Years Resolutions.  The slogan was "Be the Change" and many of these resolutions involved people taking personal actions in their lives to mitigate people's damage to the environment.

Here's a resolution for you Mayor Helps:  Halt Development.  Under your mayoralty, a profusion of skyscrapers has filled Victoria's skyline, making it look less like the 'garden city' as it was known and more like your typical characterless overcrowded metropolis.  This has increased densification, led to more vehicles on the road and to traffic jammed streets filled with cars idling unnecessarily, more pollution and less room for green spaces.

It is grossly hypocritical to pretend that the mayor's office cares about the environment, when it is doing everything it can to pave it in the interests of Real Estate, Developers, Speculators and Banks.

End the charade Mayor Helps and put your own actions where your mouth is.

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"Canadian school apologises to oil workers for 'green' Christmas theme "

Thursday, December 26, 2019

 "In a Canadian oil industry town, schoolchildren singing about Santa's sleigh going electric and images of Rudolph the reindeer with a fluorescent bulb for a nose has provoked a backlash."

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The Art of Philippe Caza

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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