Daily Archives: June 10, 2021

Noam Chomsky: Confluence of Challenges: The Fate of the Human Experiment

Noam Chomsky: Confluence of Challenges: The Fate of the Human ExperimentLIVE

The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) presents the 2021 Distinguished Public Lecture Series.

We live at a moment of extraordinary challenges, unique in human history: environmental catastrophe, nuclear war, new pandemics, all too many others. Crucially, for each imminent crisis we know of feasible solutions, which can lead to a better world. What we do not know is whether humans, who have the fate of the world in their hands, have the moral and intellectual capacity to rise to the challenge and do what must be done. And soon. There can be no delay. If they fail, the human experiment will be heading inexorably towards an inglorious end, bringing down much else with it. Nancy Fraser will serve as respondent.

Creative finale of four-day nationwide coastal campaigns to highlight rising seas ahead of G7 summit

Extinction Rebellion

Streamed live 7 hours ago

Watch highlights of Extinction Rebellion’s ‘Make The Wave’ campaign, as over 100 UK coastal communities from Edinburgh to Eastbourne and Swansea to Southend warn they are drowning in empty promises and call on G7 leaders to ACT NOW on climate breakdown.

Starting in Scotland and rippling down the coast to Cornwall, with contributions from Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, and across the oceans in The Pacific Islands and Indonesia, ‘Make the Wave’ is part of a wider set of G7-related actions. It sends a clear signal, to Boris Johnson and G7 summit delegates representing several billion citizens, that ordinary people demand greater, immediate action to tackle the climate and ecological emergency.

Join Extinction Rebellion in holding the G7 nations to account in Cornwall, 11-13 June. To find out how you can get involved, at the talks or in your home region, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/16298….

#ExtinctionRebellion #G7 #G7Wave #G7UK #DrowningInPromises #ActNow #GlobalJustice #RebelForLife

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: 10 years to heal the planet

UN Environment Programme

Sep 15, 2020

On 15 September 2020, UNEP and FAO launched the strategy guiding implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, led by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and partners covers terrestrial as well as coastal and marine ecosystems. A global call to action, it will draw together political support, scientific research and financial muscle to massively scale up restoration. Read more: www.restorationdecade.org Join us in building a #GenerationRestoration

Teaser – Virtual Launch Gala – UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration -#WorldEnvironmentDay

UN Environment Programme

Jun 3, 2021

Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated every year on 5 June, engaging governments, businesses and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues. This year, millions of people will be celebrating digitally, worldwide. Find out more at: https://www.worldenvironmentday.globa…

Soil biodiversity 101

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Dec 3, 2020

http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partne… The animation gives a very brief introduction on the main drivers, the key functions and challenges linked to the loss of soil biodiversity.

Beneath our feet – World Soil Day 2020

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Dec 5, 2020

World Soil Day – Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity, focuses on soil biodiversity as a key factor to achieve food security, mitigate climate change and improve human health.