Solidarity with the living
"As far as the threat of extinction at the level of species is concerned, we are, it is claimed, all concerned equally. This is where a call for human solidarity begins to sound and feel like a cynical denial of historical and political contingency and difference."
Mangroves against shrimps in Ecuador: Humans' greedy appetite against climate change
Read the full article here: The High Price of Cheap Shrimp
NO to war
Open Letter From Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and Citizens of the World Against
War and Nuclear Weapons: please sign
Bees and roses
Bees use rose pedals to build nests:
The world is burning
Another year over and what have 'we' done? The world is burning, civil wars raging, the majority of humans and most nonhuman animals on this planet suffering and continuing to experience the effects of rampant capitalism.
May Berenbaum, professor of entomology and head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois on the insects crisis: read the article here.
More 16th c. gorgeous pictures here: Drawn to Nature
And the 21st c. praying mantis who landed on my toe while listening to life's noises on Kefalania earlier this summer.
Fungi at the bottom of life
Read the details of fungi as the ancestors of complex life forms in an article published in The Conversation: text
It has been estimated (in 2019) that between 0.79 and 2.3 trillion fish (i.e. 790,000,000,000 to 2,300,000,000,000) were caught from the wild globally each year for 2007-2016.
For every fish pulled out, human beings throw in 5 grammes of plastic; i.e. 11.5 trillion grammes or more than 11 million tons per year.
Justin Hofman's award-winning picture captures this sad situation very well.
Such pictures create a sensibility for the vulnerable state of fish and other sea creatures. It fosters the kind of empathy the edutainment of the Oceanium can never achieve.
Hopefully the citizens of Basel reject the project on 19 May! If you are a Basler-Städter/in:
please vote NO!
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Van Dooren, Thom
My blog "For Life's Sake!" is about creating awareness and acceptance that human and nonhuman beings and things are inextricably connected, which hopefully energizes an ethics and cosmopolitics that sustains forms of community and co-habitation based on empathy and response-ability towards precarious lives.