Environmental activists in the US have started a global reforestation campaign and named it Trump Forest. Its founders freely admit that the name is intended as a rejoinder to the environmental policies supported by US president, Donald Trump – for example, his support of the coal industry. Up until now, around 75,000 trees have been sponsored by private donors. But they won’t be going toward a real forest called Trump. Instead the donations will go toward planting in places like Madagascar, New Zealand and Brazil.
The former European colonial powers must finally acknowledge that their progress is built upon racism, genocide and slavery in Africa. more
In the shadow of its big neighbour the USA, Canada is looking for its place in the world. A reflexion on my country. more
My house is in Jabaquara, a suburb of the city of Paraty, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. It’s surrounded by rainforest that goes almost down to the Atlantic coast. Most of the people that buy land here tend to cut down all the trees and level the ground. But the mango forest suffers. That’s why I have done the opposite. more
Life is not possible without heroes. The author Cornelia Funke explains our need for role models and difference between idols of children and adults. more
In the Afghanistani province of Kabul a major talking point is air pollution which kills more citizens than the war. more
We need a rhetoric of pleasure, not of guilt, postulates the philosopher Timothy Morton. A conversation about solar-powered clubs and saving the polar bears. more