Archive for June 25th, 2020

25/06/2020

Six Ways Nature Can Protect Us from Climate Change

This month, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released a brand-new animation to explain the increasingly popular concept of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA).

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25 June 2020 (UN Environment)* — Restoring and protecting nature is one of the greatest strategies for tackling climate change, but not just for the obvious reason that it sucks carbon out the air. Forests, wetlands, and other ecosystems act as buffers against extreme weather, protecting houses, crops, water supplies and vital infrastructure.

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25/06/2020

Why Did Heidegger Emerge as the Central Philosopher of the Far Right?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Julian Göpffarth*

Heidegger’s philosophy has legitimised the far right’s regional environmentalism, populism and cultural racism.
Heidegger among other university rectors at a NSDAP election rally on 11 November 1933

23 June 2020 (openDemocracy)* — On 28 May 2020, Björn Höcke, the leader of Germany’s far-right party Alternative für Deutschland in the state of Thuringia published a glossy picture of himself on his Facebook profile.

On the photo, one can see him sitting on a park bench reading a magazine called Die Kehre (Magazine for the Protection of Nature) a new far-right magazine whose first issue was published in spring 2020.

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