September 2016 will be remembered as the month when carbon dioxide levels failed to drop below 400 parts per million. Scientists claim that it is unlikely that levels will ever dip below this threshold again, and that we are headed for a future on an unstable, unpredictable planet. This latest news is yet another clear signal to world leaders that concrete and practical action must be taken to combat global warming.
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Industry wide strategies aimed at improving labour laws are essential; only through freedom of association can the millions of voiceless individuals employed in this multi-billion dollar industry take a lasting stand against systemic injustices. There is an urgent need for both the industry and the public to hear this collective call to action.
Despite the laughable hypocrisy, the benefits of celebrity environmentalism are obvious, even when they merely regurgitate inoffensive green buzzwords. They draw attention to unnoticed issues. They mobilise people. When they speak, we listen.
Poised on the brink of economic meltdown as we are, governments all over the world are baying frantically for growth. But growth is not the answer to our problems.