The Challenge - Climate Crisis and Forests...

...agribusiness the primary driver..

The climate crisis is no longer projection, but reality. Forests play a key role in regulating the global climate and are critical to preventing runaway global heating. They are also a treasure trove of biological diversity, and home to many indigenous peoples and forest communities. Yet forests continue to be burned and destroyed at an alarming rate. The primary driver of deforestation is agribusiness, with palm oil a chief culprit.

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Murdered

Land and Environmental Defenders are leading the fight against the climate crisis, by standing up to destructive industries which threaten the health of our planet.

Since the 2015 Paris climate agreement nearly 800 defenders have been killed while others have lost homes and livelihoods, face orchestrated smear campaigns and are labelled ‘terrorists’. In 2019 the United Nations formally recognised the role of defenders in environmental protection and a recent global study showed that 11% of environmental conflicts, defenders contributed to halting environmentally destructive projects.  SOURCE: Global Witness (please see our ‘campaigns’ page for what you can do – coming in October 2021)

Environmental Defenders Murdered Since 2018

Murdered

Land and Environmental Defenders are leading the fight against the climate crisis, by standing up to destructive industries which threaten the health of our planet.

Since the 2015 Paris climate agreement nearly 800 defenders have been killed while others have lost homes and livelihoods, face orchestrated smear campaigns and are labelled ‘terrorists’. In 2019 the United Nations formally recognised the role of defenders in environmental protection and a recent global study showed that 11% of environmental conflicts, defenders contributed to halting environmentally destructive projects.  SOURCE: Global Witness (please see our ‘campaigns’ page for what you can do – coming in October 2021)

Burt

Like it or lump it, all the big issues the world is facing today are fundamentally tied to people, places and things (such as animal agriculture) and the interactions, interconnections and implications all three have on each other—they are geographic issues by nature with local, regional and global influences.

Ireland’s Killarney National Park is threatened by fires and is on the brink of ecocide – see our ‘campaigns’ section for more information.

Wildfire Worldwide in 2020

Burt

Like it or lump it, all the big issues the world is facing today are fundamentally tied to people, places and things (such as animal agriculture) and the interactions, interconnections and implications all three have on each other—they are geographic issues by nature with local, regional and global influences.

Ireland’s Killarney National Park is threatened by fires and is on the brink of ecocide – see our ‘campaigns’ section for more information.

Industrial Farming

Ireland has more agriculture animals than people. ​Animal agriculture is the number 1 cause of Ireland’s declining water quality (EPA). And has contributed considerably to the decimation of Ireland’s hedgerows and the species of flora and fauna that depends on this unique habitat. Worldwide, animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. See ‘Ireland’s COWSPIRICY’ section-Coming July 2021)

Ireland's National Herd

Industrial Farming

Ireland has more agriculture animals than people. ​Animal agriculture is the number 1 cause of Ireland’s declining water quality (EPA). And has contributed considerably to the decimation of Ireland’s hedgerows and the species of flora and fauna that depends on this unique habitat. Worldwide, animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. See ‘Ireland’s COWSPIRICY’ section-Coming July 2021)

Our Planet

BURT will empower learners to challenge the current unacceptable practices that threaten our very survival and that of future generations. BURT is designed to engage teachers, parents, pupils and anyone at all interested – uncles, aunts, grandparents, guardians – in helping to make the changes necessary for a better and more sustainable future for humans and wildlife.

Species (including 8,000 tree species) Facing Extinction

Our Planet

BURT will empower learners to challenge the current unacceptable practices that threaten our very survival and that of future generations. BURT is designed to engage teachers, parents, pupils and anyone at all interested – uncles, aunts, grandparents, guardians – in helping to make the changes necessary for a better and more sustainable future for humans and wildlife.

Ecosystem Restoration

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, declared on 1 March 2019 by the UN General Assembly, aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight climate change, and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity.

BURT will enable learners to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – 2021-2030 and the UN Global Goals.

Ten Years Left To Get It Right!

Ecosystem Restoration

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, declared on 1 March 2019 by the UN General Assembly, aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight climate change, and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity.

BURT will enable learners to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – 2021-2030 and the UN Global Goals.