World Environment Day

5th June “It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy not a grey economy.” — Secretary-General, António Guterres https://www.un.org/en/events/environmentday/ https://www.worldenvironmentday.global Today I’ve collected and replanted 3 little oak trees. These were seedlings from last autumn’s acorns, growing in my vegetable plots. They’ll be planted out in the woodland in October. Trees help to combat global heating by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Our woodland was planted in December 2000, it’s now well-established and home to many wildlife. Related Images:

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Frank Bowling

Why have I not heard of this artist? Or as Jonathan Jones wrote: why hasn’t 85-year-old Frank Bowling been honoured with lots of big museum shows before now?  Two of the large abstract canvases now on show at the Tate exhibition ) Frank Bowling moved to New York in 1966 and his great paintings of the early 70s are very much of the American expressionism of that time. Read more by Jonathan Jones (in the Guardian online )

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rapid decline of natural ecosystems

“We should have gone to the doctor sooner. We are in a bad way” Prof Andy Pervis, Natural History Museum, London, and author of the UN Global Assessment Report, in The Guardian 07/05/2019 “Make no mistake, this report will change your life,” says .  Prof David Reay at the University of Edinburgh, in The Guardian online 02/05/2019 “The health of ecosystems on which we and other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of enemies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide….. we have lost time. We must act now” Robert Watson, chair of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity… Read More

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schoolstrike4climate

Students are striking today, across the UK, Europe and the world. students’ placards: ‘It’s our time to rise up’ ‘Make Earth Cool Again’ ‘There’s No Planet B’ Their demands: Declare a Climate Emergency Education about Climate change Tell us the facts Lower the voting age see the manifesto on https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/15/uk-student-climate-network-manifesto-declare-emergency #schoolstrike4climate #Fridaysforfuture https://www.fridaysforfuture.org Related Images:

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