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Philosophy of frugal simplicity

 Two centuries of industrialisation, population growth and frenzied economic activity has bequeathed us smog; polluted lakes, rivers and oceans; toxic waste; soil erosion; deforestation;  of plant and animal species, and global warming. The philosophy of frugal simplicity expresses values and advocates a lifestyle that might be our best hope for reversing these trends and preservingContinue reading “Philosophy of frugal simplicity”

Composted Reads for 17 November

Draft Cop27 agreement fails to call for ‘phase-down’ of all fossil fuels

Pakistan warned the world of their coming floods – they were ignored

Flash flooding from ‘monster monsoon’ washes away villages and crops and leaves thousands homeless in Pakistan

Composted reads for the first part of May 2022

Good and bad news for our environment, brought by the Guardian

Good and bad news for the 4th week of April

The good news Sea-farmed supercrop: how seaweed could transform the way we live Experts believe that seaweed could be a key crop in the “protein shift” away from meat. Some of last spring’s harvest here hit about 30% protein, close to the level that would make it compete against the world’s other big protein sourcesContinue reading “Good and bad news for the 4th week of April”

Climate and cocoa: why an anti-modern slavery movement is talking about the environment

At the time of writing, almost 180,000 people within the Freedom United community are calling for change from major chocolate companies. Those changes include a call for an end to deforestation and a rapid reduction of pesticide usage. So why is an anti-modern slavery community pushing for improved environmental protection policies in the cocoa sector?Continue reading “Climate and cocoa: why an anti-modern slavery movement is talking about the environment”

COP26: Deal reached to aim to end deforestation by 2030

Originally posted on A greener life, a greener world:
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) flanked by US President Joe Biden (centre) and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (right) on the first real day of COP26. Photo credit: UN Climate Change / Kiara Worth via Flickr. By Anders Lorenzen World leaders on Monday last week hailed…

The end of week one at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow

More than 40 countries have promised to phase out coal by 2050, and another 100 leaders have pledged to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.