The last One / Der Letzte / O Ultimo / El Ultimo

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When animals die out, the last survivor is called an endling. It is a word of soft beauty, heartbreaking solitude, and chilling finality. Endlings are avatars of loss. In the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction, these singular creatures embody the crisis facing our dwindling fauna and our failure to avert it. By the time a species is down ...

Seven worlds, one Planet / Sieben Welten, ein Planet / Sete mundos, um Planeta / Siete mundos, un Planeta

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The combination of environmental change and diversity loss increases the risk of abrupt and potentially irreversible ecosystem collapse. The time has come to stop talking in terms of distinct crises, be it climate or biodiversity, we need tackle them all as one, with total system change ... ... transformative change, including changing global economic, financial and ...

The most brilliant heist in History / Der brillanteste Überfall in der Geschichte / O golpe mais brilhante da História / El atraco más brillante de la Historia

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The World economy has already crossed or is about of crossing a whole set of planetary boundaries, each one of which represents a planetary emergency in its own right, including ocean acidification, loss of biological diversity, the disruption of nitrogen and phosphorus cycles, disappearance of fresh water, land cover change (particularly deforestation), and growing pollution ...

Earth – The Unseen / Erde – Das Ungesehene / Terra – O Invisível / Tierra – Lo Invisible

For generations, Humans have been degrading the environment in pursuit of personal and financial gains. In some cases, they do not know the effects of their actions. But often times, they simply do not want the consequences of their actions on the environment known to the public. Humans justify these actions of dominance and superiority ...

World Environment Day / Weltumwelttag / Dia Mundial do Ambiente / Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente

It is not a public holiday, it is an environmental Awareness day. The aim is to raise Awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues. 143 countries take part in World Environment Day, and the day focuses on environmental concerns ranging from pollution to global warming and sustainable food production to protection of wildlife. Without ...

Environmental Consumerism / Umweltkonsum / Consumismo Ambiental / Consumismo Ambiental

You know that you should purchase environment-friendly products and choose environment-friendly packaging when you go shopping. However, agreeing that this is a good idea does not necessarily mean that you do it. You base your consumer choices on the prices or packaging of products, unaware or unmindful of their environmental impact. If you want to ...

One breath around the World / Ein Atemzug um die Welt / Uma respiração ao redor do Mundo / Un aliento alrededor del Mundo

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If you are one of the 3.9 billion people around the World living in a city, the air in your lungs is very likely hurting you. More than 80% of those who live in cities with more than 100,000 that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed WHO limits. 98% of ...

You Are Never Too Small / Du bist nie zu Klein / Você nunca é pequeno Demais / Nunca eres demasiado Pequeño

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My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 15 years old. I am from Sweden. I speak on behalf of Climate Justice Now. Many people say that Sweden is just a small country and it doesn’t matter what we do. But I’ve learned you are never too small to make a difference. And if a few ...

We must change our Minds / Wir müssen unsere Einstellung Ändern / Nós devemos mudar nossas Mentes / Debemos cambiar nuestras Mente

You know that you should purchase environment-friendly products and choose environment-friendly packaging when you go shopping. However, agreeing that this is a good idea does not necessarily mean that you do it. You base your consumer choices on the prices or packaging of products, unaware or unmindful of their environmental impact. If you want to ...

Kingdom of the Wild / Königreich der Wildnis / Reino dos Selvagens / Reino de lo Salvaje

In 1990, a new country was born in southern Africa. Its name comes from a local word, Namib: land where there is nothing. But today, Namibia is home to one of the greatest wildlife recovery stories the continent has ever known. Namibia revolutionized wildlife management. Conservation was written into the constitution. And rural communities joined ...

Let’s make it Happen / Machen wir es Möglich / Vamos fazer Acontecer / Hagamos que Suceda

Addressing climate change will require many solutions. There is no magic bullet. Yet nearly all of these solutions exist today, and many of them hinge on humans changing the way they behave, shifting the way humans make and consume energy. The required changes span technologies, behaviors, and policies that encourage less waste and smarter use of ...

Hostile Planet / Feindlicher Planet / Planeta Hostil / Planeta Hostil

Earth may be the only place we know that is full of diverse life but that does not make it a friendly planet. Against all odds, species have found ways to survive in the World’s most inhospitable landscapes. Every day is a struggle to survive, but animals continue to adapt to the toughest challenges. The ...

We can make a Difference / Wir können einen Unterschied Machen / Nós podemos fazer a Diferença / Nosotros podemos hacer la Diferencia

If most people think we do not have hope, it is likely to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. In order to stop a climate catastrophe we must first believe we can make a difference. Great things can only be achieved by everyone believing it can be done. Teach young people the importance of treating our environment with ...

Environmental Conservation / Umweltschutz / Conservação Ambiental / Conservación del medio Ambiente

When wildfire, insects or disease impact forests it can have a number of far reaching negative effects. Fortunately, reforestation helps. The timely establishment of seedlings helps jumpstart forest recovery. Reforestation helps halt soil erosion, and ensure that forests can filter and supply the water that we all depend on. Reforestation improves forest health. Planting the right ...

We are the Virus / Wir sind der Virus / Nós somos o Vírus / Nosotros somos el Virus

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Out of every living organism on Earth, Humans identify the closest with a virus. We expand uncontrollably, we destroy our host (Earth) and we have no stable means of not eradicating ourselves without expanding to a new planet. These main characteristics define us as a virus. We did not make the choice to cure the World. ...

Dear living Generations / Liebe lebende Generationen / Queridas gerações Vivas / Queridas generaciones Vivas

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How useful is it to speak of the Lost Generation, the Greatest Generation, the Silent Generation, the Baby Boomers, the Vietnam Generation, the Generation X, or the Millennials, and attribute to them certain common characteristics. The precise meaning of the term generation is contested. Is it a culture, a demographic, an outlook, a style, an ...

Decline of Animal Species / Rückgang von Tierarten / Diminuição de espécies Animais / Disminución de especies Animales

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Nature is essential for our well-being, as it provides food, clean air, and clean water. We talk about sustainability, national issues and so on, but the fact of the matter is that Humans are the biggest factor and danger for animals. In the past 50 years, population has gone from 3.3 billion, to 7.4 billion. ...

We can make a change in the World / Wir können die Welt Verändern / Podemos fazer uma mudança no Mundo / Podemos hacer un cambio en el Mundo

We all get frustrated and upset, but the energy that you put out into the universe has a domino effect: the person you yelled at will take their frustrations out on another, who will then go home and yell at his kids and the kids will fight with one another because they do not know ...

1988-12-22 Xapuri, Brazil / When the angels Cry / Wenn die Engel Weinen / Quando os anjos Choram / Cuando los ángeles Lloran

Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, better known as Chico Mendes, was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader and environmentalist. He fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest, and advocated for the Human rights of Brazilian peasants and indigenous peoples. Chico Mendes had the vision of the need for an alliance between people and forest conservation built on maintaining the necessary ecological balance and ...

If all the ice Melted / Wenn alles Eis geschmolzen Wäre / Se todo o gelo Derretesse / Si todo el hielo se Derritiera

If we keep burning fossil fuels indefinitely, global warming will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and on mountaintops, raising sea level by 216 feet. There are more than five million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all. If ...

You are stealing our Future / Sie stehlen unsere Zukunft / Você está roubando nosso Futuro / Estás robando nuestro Futuro

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Rich nations have an obligation not only to the poor nations, but to all the grandchildren of the World, rich and poor. We have not inherited this Earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests ...

Culture is your operating System / Kultur ist Dein Betriebssystem / Cultura é o seu sistema Operacional / Cultura es tu sistema Operativo

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Our unhappy, addicted, ego-driven condition has become not simply the source of our own unhappiness - that was bad enough, but now it's the source of great discomfort and dislocation for all life and Human Society on the planet. We are out of control. We are basically severely addicted to things and cannot stop ourselves. And ...

The Global Goals / Die globalen Ziele / Os objetivos Globais / Los objetivos Globales

In 2015, World leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better World by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all, governments, businesses, civil Society and the general public to work together to build a better future for ...

Environmental Sustainability / Umweltverträglichkeit / Sustentabilidade Ambiental / Sostenibilidad del medio Ambiente

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In 1992, more than 170 countries came together at the Rio Earth Summit and have agreed to pursue sustainable development, protect biological diversity, prevent dangerous interference with climate systems, and conserve forests. But, 25 years later, the natural systems on which humanity relies continue to be degraded. Since 1970 humanity’s ecological footprint has exceeded the Earth’s capacity and has risen to the point where ...