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Economic Globalization....
A fish served in a California restaurant was caught illegally on a Thai fishing vessel manned by slaves. A t-shirt bought in Germany was sewn in a Bangladeshi sweatshop, where workers labor in unsafe conditions for starvation wages. The rising consumption levels of India’s middle class are contributing to climate chaos thousands of miles away, while the hunger of Americans for consumer goods from China is exacerbating the Chinese air-pollution crisis...These are just a few of the many faces of the global economy.

Corporate-friendly think tanks and media outlets promote the idea that economic deregulation has made the world into one global village, defined by the free flow of ideas and technology, international collaboration, interdependence, and a worldwide sense of community.

But the reality falls far short of this ideal. Our global economic system is so large and complex – with producers and consumers, CEOs and workers, and cause and effect all far removed from each other – that ethical choices become almost impossible, and environmental and human rights disasters all but inevitable.

It can be challenging to make sense of the workings of a system that is so vast, out-of-control, and deeply ingrained into the fabric of our daily lives. But the global economy can be understood, by starting with its origins in European colonialism, moving through its key drivers and structural elements, and tracing its consequences for people and the planet.

#Economic #Globalization #media #deregulation #technology #CEO #environment #colonialism #corruption #conspiracy #fraud
Learn About Globalization

Local Futures: Learn About Globalization - Local Futures (morktron)

 
Economic Globalization....
A fish served in a California restaurant was caught illegally on a Thai fishing vessel manned by slaves. A t-shirt bought in Germany was sewn in a Bangladeshi sweatshop, where workers labor in unsafe conditions for starvation wages. The rising consumption levels of India’s middle class are contributing to climate chaos thousands of miles away, while the hunger of Americans for consumer goods from China is exacerbating the Chinese air-pollution crisis...These are just a few of the many faces of the global economy.

Corporate-friendly think tanks and media outlets promote the idea that economic deregulation has made the world into one global village, defined by the free flow of ideas and technology, international collaboration, interdependence, and a worldwide sense of community.

But the reality falls far short of this ideal. Our global economic system is so large and complex – with producers and consumers, CEOs and workers, and cause and effect all far removed from each other – that ethical choices become almost impossible, and environmental and human rights disasters all but inevitable.

It can be challenging to make sense of the workings of a system that is so vast, out-of-control, and deeply ingrained into the fabric of our daily lives. But the global economy can be understood, by starting with its origins in European colonialism, moving through its key drivers and structural elements, and tracing its consequences for people and the planet.

#Economic #Globalization #media #deregulation #technology #CEO #environment #colonialism #corruption #conspiracy #fraud
Learn About Globalization

Local Futures: Learn About Globalization - Local Futures (morktron)

 

World first: Dutch brewery burns iron as a clean, recyclable fuel


#energy #environment
 

World first: Dutch brewery burns iron as a clean, recyclable fuel


#energy #environment
 
How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping ground https://phys.org/news/2020-10-catalina-ddt-dumping-ground.html

Fuck
As many as half a million of these barrels could still be underwater right now, according to interviews and a Los Angeles Times review of historical records, manifests and undigitized research. From 1947 to 1982, the nation's largest manufacturer of DDT—a pesticide so powerful that it poisoned birds and fish—was based in Los Angeles
#ddt #environment #LA
 
, #USA! Now that I know I've got your fucking #strontium in my bones I despise your asshole government even more than I did before.

#pollution #environment #health #leukemia #cancer #America #atomicbomb
 
, #USA! Now that I know I've got your fucking #strontium in my bones I despise your asshole government even more than I did before.

#pollution #environment #health #leukemia #cancer #America #atomicbomb
 
I’d wish they’d stop calling them “Killer Whales”. If anything, then we are the “Killer Apes”.
reshare from @Emmanuel Florac

‘I’ve never seen or heard of attacks’: scientists baffled by orcas harassing boats | Whales | The Guardian



#environment

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/13/the-tale-of-the-killer-whales
 

'I've never seen or heard of attacks': scientists baffled by orcas harassing boats | Whales | The Guardian


#environment
 
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We want Bees no SUVs‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️👍


#environment
 
Nautical not nice: how fibreglass boats have become a global pollution problem | Environment | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/06/nautical-not-nice-how-fibreglass-boats-have-become-a-global-pollution-problem

Screw humanity.
#environment #capitalism
 

Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases – study


Rising temperatures are set to cause particular devastation in poorer, hotter parts of the world that will struggle to adapt to unbearable conditions that will kill increasing numbers of people, the research has found.

The economic loss from the climate crisis, as well as the cost of adaptation, will be felt around the world, including in wealthy countries.
#climate change #environment #world #rising temperature
 

Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases – study


Rising temperatures are set to cause particular devastation in poorer, hotter parts of the world that will struggle to adapt to unbearable conditions that will kill increasing numbers of people, the research has found.

The economic loss from the climate crisis, as well as the cost of adaptation, will be felt around the world, including in wealthy countries.
#climate change #environment #world #rising temperature
 

Dogs may use Earth’s magnetic field to take shortcuts | Science | AAAS

Dogs are renowned for their world-class noses, but a new study suggests they may have an additional—albeit hidden—sensory talent: a magnetic compass. The sense appears to allow them to use Earth’s magnetic field to calculate shortcuts in unfamiliar terrain.
#science #wildlife #animals #environment #nature
 

Dogs may use Earth’s magnetic field to take shortcuts | Science | AAAS

Dogs are renowned for their world-class noses, but a new study suggests they may have an additional—albeit hidden—sensory talent: a magnetic compass. The sense appears to allow them to use Earth’s magnetic field to calculate shortcuts in unfamiliar terrain.
#science #wildlife #animals #environment #nature
 
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#Environment. (14 photos and 1 video)
Couple Spends 20 Years Planting an Entire Forest and Animals Have Returned

https://mymodernmet.com/sebastiao-salgado-forest/
 
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#Environment. (14 photos and 1 video)
Couple Spends 20 Years Planting an Entire Forest and Animals Have Returned

https://mymodernmet.com/sebastiao-salgado-forest/
 

Sensors detect rise in #nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says

One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale #radioactive particles that can be carried long distances by the wind - detected unusually high levels of three radionuclides earlier this week: caesium-134, caesium-137 and ruthenium-103.
...
... covering the tips of Denmark and Norway as well as southern Sweden, much of Finland, Baltic countries and part of western Russia including St Petersburg.
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nuclear-particles-baltic-idUSKBN23X2TN

#RUSSIA would never try to cover up a nuclear incident, would it?

#fail #news #environment #politics
 

Sensors detect rise in #nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says

One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale #radioactive particles that can be carried long distances by the wind - detected unusually high levels of three radionuclides earlier this week: caesium-134, caesium-137 and ruthenium-103.
...
... covering the tips of Denmark and Norway as well as southern Sweden, much of Finland, Baltic countries and part of western Russia including St Petersburg.
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nuclear-particles-baltic-idUSKBN23X2TN

#RUSSIA would never try to cover up a nuclear incident, would it?

#fail #news #environment #politics
 

‘Collapse of Civilisation is the Most Likely Outcome’: Top Climate Scientists - Resilience


#politics #environment #climate #collapse
‘Collapse of Civilisation is the Most Likely Outcome’: Top Climate Scientists
 

‘Collapse of Civilisation is the Most Likely Outcome’: Top Climate Scientists - Resilience


#politics #environment #climate #collapse
‘Collapse of Civilisation is the Most Likely Outcome’: Top Climate Scientists
 

Green is the Color of Money - YouTube


via Art For Culture Change
Green is the color of money. From 2010. We've known for a long time we are on the wrong path. And yet here we are, still on the wrong path.


#green #greenwashing #environment #pollution #logging
 
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