Is the fact that you are
looking at this site positive?
The RSPB or Royal Society
for the Protection of Birds in the UK now has over a million
The Accord de Paris/
Climate Change Accord was signed on December 12, 2015. In its
scale it is unprecedented, although it leant heavily on the
Montreal Protocol of 1988 (with subsequent revisions) to prevent
depletion of the ozone layer which was happening due to the
release of gases detrimental to it.
Kofi Annan said that
perhaps the single most successful international agreement to
date has been the Montreal Protocol. If the nuclear
non-proliferation treaty is anything to go by this may be true &
it's an environment related agreement.
We do have a climate change agreement and the US can't leave it
until 2020 which will be close to the end of President Trump's
first of two or last of one term/s.
The UNESCO biosphere reserve map
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/bios1-2.htm makes for good bed
time reading for pessimists.
Whether claims to an 85% drop in plastic
bag use in the UK, is true or exaggerated, the speed of public
response has been significant. I see this as a key
Technopolitana issue. Does the legislation merely make people
yawn with resignation, or does it actually raise awareness?
Ask not to have a plastic bag or so many in most small food
shops in the UK and you are looked at as a freak.
http://plasticfree.co.uk/ is well worth looking at.
with ideas for Environmental Good news
Sunset or sunrise
on a renewed planet? - Kincardineshire, Scotland, September
I wonder if environmental positivism can come from a big idea,
namely that our relation to our home needs shifting.
We are here, the most
dominant species by plunder, by migration, settlement, land
change, invention. All resources in our own homes come from
nature. We may invent chemicals. We don't invent the participant
atoms from which they are made.
Thereby our home, the material building and the materials used
to make it, come by being taken.
Should we be arrogant in that relationship? Or should we be
grateful and humbled by what the earth has to give?
One home, its concrete, its stone or bricks, its wood, its
tiling, its plastic or metal piping, its wiring, its
furnishings, its insulation. Not much. Multiply by
Should the wider home, the earth, come before its dominant
Is the root of
environmental positivism in environmental respect?