Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis

Earth was known in the Universe as the planet of trees and forests - but now?

Research shows a trillion trees could be planted to capture huge amount of carbon dioxide

Damian Carrington - TG - 4. July 2019

Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas.

As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating. New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities, a figure the scientists describe as “mind-blowing”.

African Slaves, Native Americans, Mexicans, Filipinos, Etc.

The Anglo-American Axis of Genocide is nowadays headed by the U.S. military-industrial complex.

By Jay Janson (*) - Global Research - 04. July 2019

Independence Holiday in the USA becomes a time when citizens tend to reflect on the nations two hundred forty year history. It is a history typical of six European empires in the areas of genocide and plunder.

genocide: 1. the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. plural: genocides [Google Dictionary]

Americans hoping to make US mass murderous crimes against humanity that are prosecutable under Nuremberg Principles law appear to be less than genocide, attempt to employ the old and outdated dictionary meaning of genocide wherein its scope and intention is defined as the utter and complete extermination of a group, race or nation.

Campaign To Help Stop 5G Globally

5G Is A Major Global Health Hazard & How You Can Help Us Stop It

In Brief

  • The Facts:

    We recently launched a campaign to do our part and dive deep into the 5G issue. With censorship and demonetization of our platform, we need your help to do the work that we do to play our part. 5G is a global health hazard that needs to be stoped.

  • Reflect On:

    How can technologies like this rollout without any appropriate safety testing from our federal health regulatory agencies? How much corruption and lies go into the approval of various products and services that surround all aspects of humanity?

One mystery of our modern day world is how products and services continue to gain approval that are clearly harmful to human health. Many of these products and services are completely exempt from any health and safety testing by our federal health regulatory agencies, or our federal health regulatory agencies become compromised by big corporations that seem to control them and dictate government policy.

Kenyan universities aim to be “greenest in the world”

By UNenviroment - 03. July 2019

Strathmore University students, pictured here with the Flipi-Flopi boat made of recycled marine plastic, organized a garbage clean up in their community. Photo by Canaan Owuor, Strathmore University student.

In Kenya, over 70 universities are being called on by the UN Environment Programme and the Kenyan Government to work together and transform their campuses to be the “greenest in the world”. This comes as Strathmore University in Nairobi has put in place one of the greenest campuses in Africa and is offering its support to other Kenyan universities.

“Universities across Africa can run on the power of the sun and set new standards for sustainability,” says Professor da Silva of Strathmore University. “But it’s just not on the roofs of our campuses that we need to take action. We also need to support students to take action in support of the planet in their personal lives.”

Strathmore University set up its own 600-kilowatt photovoltaic grid tie system about five years ago and is not only enjoying free energy from the sun but also selling the excess to Kenya Power under a 20-year contract.

JAIR MUST GO TO JAIL - BRAZIL MUST GIVE BACK ENVIRO-PRIZES

Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under so-called president Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro commits Ecocide in the Amazon

By Jake Spring - Reuters - 03. 07. 2019

Deforestation in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new President Jair Bolsonaro, who has called for development of the region.

According to data from Brazil’s space research agency, deforestation in the world’s largest tropical rainforest totaled 920 square km (355 square miles).

The data showing an 88.4% deforestation increase is preliminary but indicates the official annual figure, based on more detailed imaging and measured for the 12 months to the end of July, is well on track to surpass last year’s figure.

We must not barter the Amazon rainforest for burgers and steaks

Clouds over the Amazon rainforest near Novo Progresso, in the south-east of Pará state, Brazil. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

The EU-Mercosur trade deal is good news for Brazil’s huge beef industry but devastating for the rainforest and environment

European leaders have thrown the Amazon rainforest under a Volkswagen bus in a massive cows-for-cars trade deal with Brazil and three other South American nations.

The EU-Mercosur agreement – the largest in Europe’s history, according to officials – will make it cheaper for Brazilian farmers to export agricultural products, particularly beef, despite growing evidence that cattle ranching is the primary driver of deforestation.

In return, European businesses get greater access to the markets of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, which will benefit producers of vehicles, chemicals, machinery, wine and cheese.

Philanthropic Alliance Mobilizes to Address Urgent Threats to Life on Earth

Alliance Joins the Convening Power of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation with the Reach and Expertise of Emerson Collective and Global Wildlife Conservation

Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to Co-Chair New Partnership

LOS ANGELES –July 2, 2019– Earth Alliance, a new organization to help address the urgent threats to our planet’s life support systems, launched today –born out of the shared passion of its founding co-chairs: environmental activist and Academy Award®-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, businesswoman and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, and investor and philanthropist Brian Sheth.

Launched in response to a growing climate crisis and staggering loss of biodiversity threatening the stability of life on Earth, the Alliance marks a shared commitment to addressing these intertwined threats.

Ships set off in Japan's first commercial whale hunt in more than 30 years

A whaling ship which is set to join the resumption of commercial whaling leave as people send off it at a port in Kushiro, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, July 1, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

By Elaine Lies, Masashi Kato - Reuters - 01. July 2019

KUSHIRO, Japan (Reuters) - Five small ships sailed out of harbor on Monday in Japan’s first commercial whale hunt in more than three decades, a move that has aroused global condemnation and fears for the fate of whales.

Japan has long said few whale species are endangered, and news in December that it was leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to resume hunting was the culmination of years of campaigns by industry supporters and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose constituency includes a city that has long whaled.

“If we had more whale available, we’d eat it more,” said Sachiko Sakai, a 66-year-old taxi driver in Kushiro, a gritty port city on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, where the whaling ships were waved out of harbor in a brief ceremony.

“It’s part of Japan’s food culture,” said Sakai, adding that she ate a lot of whale as a child. “The world opposes killing whales, but you can say the same thing about many of the animals bred on land and killed for food.”

USA Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 Victim Nations Since World War II

WHY ??? WHY YOU USA???

By James A. Lucas  - GR/PR - 30. June 2019

GR Editor’s Note: Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War the End All Wars  acknowledges that 15 million lives were lost in the course of World War I (1914-18).

The loss of life in the second World War (1939-1945) was on a much large scale, when compared to World War I: 60 million lives both military and civilian were lost during World War II. (Four times those killed during World War I).

The largest WWII casualties  were China and the Soviet Union, 26 million in the Soviet Union,  China estimates its losses at approximately 20,000,000 deaths. Ironically, these two countries (allies of the US during WWII) which lost a large share of their population during WWII are now categorized as enemies of America, which are threatening the Western World.  A so-called preemptive war against China and Russia is currently contemplated. 

Botswana has an elephant poaching problem, not an overpopulation problem

Killing for sport or trophy and poaching destroy the largest Elephant population in the world for short term gains of government or criminals.

By Ross Harvey - 30. June 2019

The Botswana government recently reintroduced trophy hunting after a five-year moratorium. It did so on the pretext that Botswana has 'too many elephants'.

But a newacademic paper shows that this argument doesn't hold.

The researchers compared the results of two aerial surveys in northern Botswana. The first was conducted in 2014, the second in 2018. Both were conducted during the dry season. This allowed for easy detection of changes over time.

A 94,000km2 area was studied and the elephant population estimated at 122,700 in 2018. This was roughly similar to the 2014 numbers.

REBOUNCE AT THE HELM OF SOUTH AMERICA

           LET VENEZUELANS DECIDE !
A general referendum based on the constitution to decide - if Venezuelans want elections and for which govermental body - is the best way forward to escape from the U.S. imposed stalemate that pushes Venezuela into a downward spiral of death imposed by the USA.

Constantly updated and amended - (Refresh your Browser! - or click READ MORE). No time to read and study? - In Case You Missed It WATCH ICYMI, and in order to understand or to find an answer to the question: Why does the USA want to impose their kind of "democrazy" on Venezuela and enforce regime-change? - JUST WATCH 2:40 Minute CLIP, read this most important new STUDY as well as the heinous MASTERPLAN and stand by the Venezuelan people in solidarity and friendship.

For updates <01.06.2019 go to to THE VENEZUELA FILES VII, , THE VENEZUELA FILES IV, THE VENEZUELA FILES III, THE VENEZUELA FILES II  and THE VENEZUELA FILES I

In situations of war, collective violence or atrocity there is no such thing as a neutral stance. Passive by-standing is aiding and abetting evil. Don’t be complicit. "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor!" - Desmond Tutu

We received many requests from students and scholars, who want to use our Venezuela Files compilation for their project and also e.g. compare the events per timeline with the happenings in their own countries and to strategize. All are permitted and encouraged to do so. If you feel an important piece in the puzzle of this timeline is missing, please send it to info[AT]ecoterra[DOT]info or send your comments to the editor of this segment: Venatrix Fulmen <>

International Law stipulates as early as from 1974: Resolution 3314 of the UNGA prohibited all states from aggression and "any military occupation, however temporary". DON'T LET IT HAPPEN  !

LISTEN WHILE READING: They Don't Care About Us !

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BREAKING UPDATE 10. 09. 2019: John Bolton has been fired as National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump, who reportedly differed with him about Bolton's persistent push for regime changes the world over and was also responsible for the botched coup attempts in Venezuela and the ongoing blockade. Bolton turned out to be a “loser” in respect of his Venezuela policy and Trump also should get rid of war-criminal Abrams in this context.

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Soon back to Venezuela: German Ambassador Daniel Kriener - here as he was seen shielding coup plotter Juan Guaido (left).

Update SUN 30. June 2019 (vf): The Venezuelan government has announced the return of German Ambassador Daniel Kriener. Germany and Venezuela agreed at a bilateral meeting in Berlin on a "normalization" of their relations, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry announced. The Federal Government had already agreed to "return" Krieners.
The German Foreign Office said on Monday that Venezuela had informed Germany that Ambassador Kriener was no longer "persona non grata". The German ministry will discuss the next steps in the coming days, it added.
In March, the government of left-wing President Nicols Maduro declared the German ambassador Persona Non Grata (undesirable person). Kriener and other diplomats had greeted Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guido on his return to Venezuela's capital, Caracas, at the airport.
Venezuela is affected by a bitter power struggle between Maduro and Guaido since months. At the end of April, a coup attempt by parts of the armed forces against Maduro had failed. The Venezuelan head of state can still count on the backing of the military leadership and is supported, among other 150 countries, by Russia, China and Turkey. German companies Lufthansa and Siemens prepare to return to Venezuela.

Declaration of Digital Independence

Monticello (Thomas Jefferson’s residence) (c) 2019 Larry Sanger

By Larry Sanger - (version 1.3) - 29. June 2019

Humanity has been contemptuously used by vast digital empires. Thus it is now necessary to replace these empires with decentralized networks of independent individuals, as in the first decades of the Internet. As our participation has been voluntary, no one doubts our right to take this step. But if we are to persuade as many people as possible to join together and make reformed networks possible, we should declare our reasons for wanting to replace the old.

We declare that we have unalienable digital rights, rights that define how information that we individually own may or may not be treated by others, and that among these rights are free speech, privacy, and security. Since the proprietary, centralized architecture of the Internet at present has induced most of us to abandon these rights, however reluctantly or cynically, we ought to demand a new system that respects them properly. The difficulty and divisiveness of wholesale reform means that this task is not to be undertaken lightly. For years we have approved of and even celebrated enterprise as it has profited from our communication and labor without compensation to us. But it has become abundantly clear more recently that a callous, secretive, controlling, and exploitative animus guides the centralized networks of the Internet and the corporations behind them.

The long train of abuses we have suffered makes it our right, even our duty, to replace the old networks. To show what train of abuses we have suffered at the hands of these giant corporations, let these facts be submitted to a candid world.

For The First Time In 17 Years, ZERO Whales Will Be Harpooned In Icelandic Waters This Summer

Whalewatching - the better option!

By McKinley Corbley

For the first time in 17 years, there will be no whaling in Icelandic waters this summer.

Due to a shrinking international market for whale meat and the expansion of a no-fishing coastal zone, both of the nation’s major whaling companies have decided to abandon their summer hunting season altogether, meaning that no whales of any kind will be hunted in Iceland.

Amazon Infrastructure Puts 68% of Indigenous Lands and Protected Areas at Risk: Report

Aggressors from Taker societies and their cohorts destroy the Amazon Forest in unprecedented way leading to catastrophe.
Photo credit: Fábio Garcia Moreira / ISA

By Jenny Gonzales - Mongabay - 28. June 2019

Already completed and proposed infrastructure projects, along with infrastructure investment plans, either directly threaten or put pressure on 68 percent of the indigenous lands and protected natural areas in the Amazon region, according to a newly published report prepared by the Amazonian Geo-referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG), a group of specialists from NGOs and other organizations within six Amazon region countries.

The data sets are presented in the form of six maps, each corresponding to an infrastructure-related activity or practice present in the Amazon, including transport (ie. roads), energy (ie. hydroelectric dams), mining, oil, deforestation and fires. The 2019 edition takes account of development in the headwaters of Amazonian rivers, information not included in past reports. The nine nations evaluated are Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Guiana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Missing and murdered: Canada's genocide cover-up

Debwe, led by Mushkiiki Nibi Kwe (Lindsey Lickers) with artists Leah Roberts, Maybella King Reynolds, and Shaneixqui Brown, forms part of the art installation Red Embers dedicated to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Canada’s denial of race-based genocide has allowed systemic violence against Indigenous women and girls in particular to continue in plain sight. The only question now should be what is Canada going to do about it?

By

It’s no longer up for debate. Canada is guilty of genocide.

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has found that Canada has and continues to engage in “race-based genocide.” 

The inquiry called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder and disappearance of an estimated 1,200 Indigenous women and girls came to its conclusion after hearing from their family members, survivors of violence and expert witnesses, as well as conducting its own independent research. 

This was not an academic exercise nor a political tactic, as some pundits in the mainstream press have suggested. The finding that Canada is guilty of genocide is based firmly on the evidence and law. 

Canadians should not be shocked.

Sanctions are often considered to be economic warfare like military blockades.

By Prof. Alfred de Zayas, Geneva School of Diplomacy - Speech given at Vienna, 27 June 2019

Excellencies, distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,

The world order established by the UN Charter takes precedence over other international and regional treaties and imposes positive and negative obligations on member states, including the United States of America and the European Union. This is stipulated in Article 103 of the Charter, the supremacy clause.

The question arises whether in the light of the UN Charter unilateral coercive measures could be considered compatible with modern international law?  The orthodox answer is that only those sanctions that are imposed by the Security Council under Chapter VII can be considered legal. Article 41 of the charter stipulates “The Security Council may decide what measures not involving the use of armed force are to be employed to give effect to its decisions “.  But even Security Council decisions and resolutions must be compatible with the purposes and principles enunciated in articles 1, 2, 55 and 56 of the UN Charter and not violate fundamental norms of international law, customary international law, or treaties such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which stipulate inter alia the right to life, the right to health and the right to medical care.  Allow me to quote from the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, which called upon States “to refrain from any unilateral measures… that create obstacles to trade relations among states and impedes the full realization of the human rights set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”[1]