Why Don’t Many Western Activists Care About Syria’s Devastating Forest Fires?

Why Don’t Many Western Activists Care About Syria’s Devastating Forest Fires?

The Syrian people who have already been suffering from nearly a decade of externally waged Hybrid War are now forced to deal with the environmental devastation caused by the 156 forest fires that recently ravaged the Arab Republic, though most Western activists including Greta Thunberg could care less despite acting concerned whenever similar events happen…

Garbage Apocalypse Now! Corporations Have Escaped Blame for Too Long

Garbage Apocalypse Now! Corporations Have Escaped Blame for Too Long

Of all the myriad headlines now dominating the news, the global waste crisis is undoubtedly the least ‘sexiest.’ As compared to war, for example, garbage lacks the tantalizing clash of personalities; it has no military strategy to unravel, and no massive amounts of ‘war booty’ for the military industrial complex to haul home. When speaking…

Killing Nature While Playing Geopolitics

Killing Nature While Playing Geopolitics

There’s nothing like a wake-up howl from nature to freeze the sound and fury convulsing the geopolitical chessboard – and drown dreams of regime change, accusations of “aggressive behavior”, and petty power plays. The latest comprehensive report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), associated with various UN agencies (UNEP, UNDP,…

Dying of Consumption While Guzzling Snake Oil: a Realist’s Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

Dying of Consumption While Guzzling Snake Oil: a Realist’s Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

Preservation of our environment remains well toward the bottom of our priorities. Personally and collectively, in our daily lives and in the media, we fixate on career, financial accumulation, economic growth, political performance, consumerism, entertainment, social media, and external validation. None of these aspects of our lives mean anything without a livable planet full of…