These 12 charts show how the world’s population has exploded in the last 200 years

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By Bill Bostock News reporter, Business Insider - 15 Jul 2019

There are currently more than seven and a half billion people on earth, with the UN projecting that number will hit 10 billion by 2056.

At the end of the year the United States is estimated to have a population of over 329 million.

It took 200,000 years for humanity to reach the first billion people, but after that it only took 200 more years to hit seven billion.

In honor of the United Nation's World Population Day, here are five graphics to help you understand how the number of people in the world has grown.

Protect Elephants in Namibia   -  SIGN ON

Voortrekker - heinously killed for bloodmoney

Protect Elephants Namibia started this call to THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & TOURISM (“MET”), HON. MIN. POHAMBA SHIFETA and The Ministry of Justice, HON. MIN. SAKEUS EDWARD SHANGHALA

Dear Honourable Ministers,

Re: Rumble For Rights Project

Thanks for your valued time in considering this petition.

Selling land the government holds in trust for local communities is Grand Theft and likewise to dish out the management of nature protection to possibly foreign private entitites or corporations without the free and prior informed consent of the local people is simply fraud.

Zimbabwe wildlands are actually the ancestral homelands of the almost extinct San Bushmen and other indigenous peoples, whose rights must be finally fully reconstituted. Only then peace can return also to the magnificent wildlife of Zimbabwe.

Without ever having cleansed the country with a truth and reconcilliation process and with the genocide against the San people ongoing especially in Western Zimbabwe, where the national parks were carved out of indigenous peoples' homelands by the colonialists, Zimbabwe is doomed to continuously fail.

Govt puts Zimparks up for sale

GOVERNMENT’s push to privatise loss making parastatals has moved a notch up after putting the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) up for sale.

As fuel prices rise, firewood thieves vex rural Kenyans

Women carry firewood in Kenya. It is still a major source of fuel in rural Kenya and its demand has resulted in a firewood crime wave in some rural areas. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
By REUTERS - July 15 2019

In Summary

  • Local assistant police chief Lawrence Micheni linked firewood theft to increasing demand for firewood in rural shopping centres, as fuel prices rise and buyers try to cut costs.
  • “Chicken and crop theft are the most common crimes reported at my office. But this firewood theft is something new,” Micheni said, shaking his head in disgust at the crime.

IT IS ALL IN THE HANDS OF ONE MAN - Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, the fourth president and son of the founding father of the young multinational state, the Republic of Kenya. If he is ready to (re)cover Kenya with a gigantic reafforestation program (like Msitu ni Mali was created by the late "Mwalimu" Julius Nyerere in Tanzania) then we are ready and standby to help him, Kenyans and Kenya too. Uhuru Kenyatta can just say YES and contact us to get it rolled out - without IFs or BUTs - and at the same time get millions of jobless youth into meaningful employment.

Lucy Muthoni has never liked dogs. But these days, a pair of mean-looking hounds tail her as she makes the rounds at her farm in central Kenya.

The untold story behind hunting in Botswana

Elephant Sunset - where the human locusts of the taker societies still rob the aboriginal San Bushmen and other indigenous peoples and in the course destroy pristine nature of global importance © Gail Potgieter

Opinion post from Gail Potgieter – Human-wildlife conflict specialistGail Potgieter - AG - 12. July 2019

The debate surrounding Botswana’s recent decision to lift the hunting ban is highly polarised, and both sides have marshalled various facts and figures to argue their case. These figures, especially the numbers of living and poached elephants, are hotly debated and contested, with some even questioning the motives behind the research.

As a conservation scientist, I am wary of questioning the results of conservation research, especially when it is clear that the researchers are ultimately interested in conserving wildlife. I have therefore sought to cut through the politics of the debate, focus on the actual research results and draw some conclusions, which I want to share with you.

Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter

Outragious: Twitter is deleting freedom ighter's accounts everywhere and now even the a movement's unity acount in defence o Julian Assange

[Check below on Social Media Alternatives - leave the FANGs (Facebook, Apple, Netflix an Google), Youtube and Twitter!]

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One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, @Unity4J, has been completely removed from the site. The operators of the account report that they have been given no reason for its removal by Twitter staff, and have received no response to their appeals.

Any Assange supporter active on Twitter will be familiar with the Unity4J account, which originated to help boost the wildly successful Unity4J online vigils in which well-known Assange defenders would appear to speak out against his persecution. As of this writing, the account has been gone for a day and a half.

The epicentre of Namibia’s rhino poaching

A trading store north of Okahao, on the road to Uutapi

By John Grobler - 11 July 2016

It is not hard to spot the successful rhino poachers in Okahao: at a time when everyone else in Namibia is suffering from a crippling, four-year-long drought, they are building new houses, buying more cattle and driving fancy new cars.

Their new bars and construction businesses along Okahao’s main road flash new money in garish colours. Some look abandoned halfway – a case of arrested development.

Some occasionally get arrested for rhino poaching, but then mysteriously get out again and carry on like nothing has happened, said my local guide, pointing at one of the new properties in the main road owned by Sheetu Amunyela.

“When the police searched that boy’s place, they found nearly a million dollars in cash hidden in a bag or something. When the police questioned him, he claimed it belonged to his father, but his father said he knew nothing of that money,” the guide said.

Regenerative Agriculture is Having a Moment and 70 Investments Worth $47.5bn are in it

Regenerative, organic, decentralized and autonomous agriculture, holding land and seed sovereignty in the hands of the farmer, is the future.

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Regenerative agriculture is having a moment. For long-time regen ag practitioners and proponents, this is probably jarring. But having written about regenerative agriculture for five years now, I’ve never seen such engagement or our stories about this ultra-sustainable method of farming perform so well.

Readers aren’t only engaging with the subject matter — the comments boards on these two stories are worth wading through — but the number of headlines about the strategy is also growing as more and more businesses realize the potential in what is, in fact, an age-old farming strategy.

Cargill CEO David MacLennan - consistently the last to adopt and implement any policies to protect workers and the environment - heads a 'family-business' that was awarded the title of being the worst company on Earth.

The worst company in the world. We recognize that this is an audacious claim. But when it comes to addressing the most important problems facing our world, including the destruction of the natural environment, the pollution of our air and water, the warming of the globe, the displacement of Indigenous peoples, child labor, and global poverty, Cargill is not only consistently in last place, but is driving these problems at a scale that dwarfs their closest competitors.

That Cargill would make a grand commitment and then ignore it shouldn’t be a big surprise.

From having their membership in the Chicago Board of Trade suspended shortly after incorporating for trying to corner the market on corn and artificially drive up its price, to being responsible for the distribution of more than 150,000 pounds of contaminated beef to supermarkets just last year — Cargill has a long and sordid history of duplicity, deception and destruction. Just the past two decades provide dozens of examples.

Wildlife trafficking: Organized crime hit hard by joint INTERPOL-WCO global enforcement operation

10. July 2019

Environmental crime is not restricted by borders, and can affect a nation’s economy, security and even its existence.

LYON, France - A joint worldwide customs and police operation has resulted in the seizure of large quantities of protected flora and fauna across every continent.

From 4 – 30 June, INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO) coordinated Operation Thunderball, with police and customs administrations leading joint enforcement operations against wildlife and timber crime across 109 countries.

UN: Unprecedented Joint Call for China to End Xinjiang Abuses

China's Xinjiang region's Vice-Governor Erkin Tuniyaz attends the Human Rights Council meeting at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2019. © 2019 Marina Depetris/Reuters

22 UN Member-Countries Decry Mass Detention by China, Seek Monitoring

By HRW - 10. July 2019

(Geneva) – Twenty-two countries at the United Nations’ top human rights body issued a joint statement this week, urging China to end its mass arbitrary detentions and related violations against Muslims in the Xinjiang region, Human Rights Watch said today. In their unprecedented move, the countries also called on China to cooperate with the UN high commissioner for human rights and UN experts to allow meaningful access to the region.

“Twenty-two states have called China to task for its horrific treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang,” said John Fisher, Geneva director at Human Rights Watch. “The joint statement is important not only for Xinjiang’s population, but for people around the world who depend on the UN’s leading rights body to hold even the most powerful countries to account.”

WAKE UP AND STOP 5 G

The WHO cover-up that is costing us the Earth

"A must-read, if ever there was one!"

A wireless wake-up call, with a message for all of humanity

By Olga Sheean - 08. July 2019

​Radiation from wireless technologies now spans the globe, affecting all forms of life. The resulting electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are causing epidemics of illness, addictions and disorders that often fail to be attributed to the true underlying cause. 

With humour, insights and discoveries from the forefront of modern science, this book tells a profoundly personal story, revealing the deeper truth about our love affair with technology, why governments are hiding the facts, and how neuroplasticity and quantum physics are transforming our perception of reality and our capacity to transform our personal and planetary health.

Are you ready to say goodbye ?

How to erase 100 years of carbon emissions?

Iceland Is Growing New Forests for the First Time in 1,000 Years

Plant trees—lots of them!

Increasing the Earth’s forests by an area the size of the United States would cut atmospheric carbon dioxide 25 percent.

By Stephen Leahy - 04. 

An area the size of the United States could be restored as forests with the potential of erasing nearly 100 years of carbon emissions, according to the first ever study to determine how many trees the Earth could support.

Report Shows How War Profiteers Are Now Refugee Profiteers, Too

Arms dealers flood war-torn Middle East with weapons and then lobby EU to militarize borders against refugees—profiting from both ends of conflict

Refugee children are frightened by riot police at the Greece-Macedonian border in 2015, before Macedonia shut its border to asylum seekers earlier this year. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

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As Europe comes to terms with a Brexit vote fueled in large part by anti-immigrant hate-mongering, a new report exposes how war profiteers are influencing EU policy to make money from unending Middle East conflicts as well as the wave of refugees created by that same instability and violence.

The report (pdf), Border Wars: The Arms Dealers Profiting from Europe's Refugee Tragedy, released jointly by the European Stop Wapenhandel and Transnational Institute (TNI) on Monday, outlines arms traders' pursuit of profit in the 21st century's endless conflicts.

"There is one group of interests that have only benefited from the refugee crisis, and in particular from the European Union's investment in 'securing' its borders,'" the report finds. "They are the military and security companies that provide the equipment to border guards, the surveillance technology to monitor frontiers, and the IT infrastructure to track population movements."

Massive Forest Restoration Could Greatly Slow Global Warming

The right trees, planted in the right locations, could store 205 gigatons of carbon dioxide and employ the unemployed

Dense forest should be the healing cover in every possible niche - Credit: Getty Images

Global tree restoration potential and needs are massive.

By - 04.

We have heard for years that planting trees can help save the world from global warming. That mantra was mostly a statement of faith, however. Now the data finally exist to show that if the right species of trees are planted in the right soil types across the planet, the emerging forests could capture 205 gigatons of carbon dioxide in the next 40 to 100 years. That's two thirds of all the CO2 humans have generated since the industrial revolution. "Forest restoration is by far our most powerful planetary solution today," says Tom Crowther, a professor of global ecosystem ecology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and an author of a study published Thursday in Science that generated the eye-opening number.