2016 Year in Review and the Plastic Island

Maybe 2016 will be remembered as the year of ‘The Trump’ and the global rise of the “Alt Right” political movement. Perhaps this is a predictable response by people ignored for generations by the political and wealthy elites and threatened by global expansion and global catastrophes. Or maybe people will remember the seemingly high numbers of famous people who passed. Luminaries such as Prince and Bowie, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Leonard Cohen and Harper Lee, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, George Micheal, Mohammed Ali and most recently Carrie Fisher.  Perhaps though, their spirits were buoyed by the ratification of the Paris Agreement. This landmark agreement is designed to hold the world to task. From it, we hope to create a strategy to mitigate the worst effects of global warming with a challenge to limit the rise to under 2 degs C.

For me though, it was something else that resonated. Something so profound, I know it will stick with me for the rest of my life.

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s – Before the Flood

Acadamy award winner Leonardo DiCaprio and Director Fisher Stevens have recently completed a 20160927 - Before_the_Flood_(2016_documentary_film)_poster.jpgnew feature-length documentary examining the impacts of global climate change.

The film follows DiCaprio and Stevens across the world where they discuss the impacts of the momentous changes currently underway, with world leaders such as Barack Obama and Bill Clinton as well as climate scientists and academics. more “Leonardo DiCaprio’s – Before the Flood”

A New Major Global Plastic Free Movement

An international group of 90 NGO’s has recently come together to lay out a vision for a future free from plastic pollution. Including some of the global leading organisations such as Greenpeace, Oceana, Plastic Pollution Coalition, Friends of the Earth and the Taiwan Watch Institute, the Break Free from Plastic Coalition is looking to raise the awareness of plastic pollution and the increasing impact it is having on the earth’s ecosystems. more “A New Major Global Plastic Free Movement”