"We ought to be shaking in our boots," Achim Steiner, the head of the UN Environment Program told me in 2012 about the shocking decline in our planet's ability to support human life.
That's also the view of many scientists I've interviewed around the world. They're really scared about the future.
You didn't know things were that bad? That's because mainstream media doesn't tell you what's really going on. I've covered major environmental issues for 20 years and it's clear things need to change big time to avoid the collapse of civilization.
People need to know what's going on and that's where you and I come in. Back in the day I used to write for Big Media now they won't touch my stuff. So I get published in alternative media like IPS, Common Dreams, Truthout, InfoSud, DeSmog Blog Straightgoods.com and others. But these guys don't have any money so I'm lucky to get $150 to $250 for an in-depth article that took a week or even 6 weeks to put together including travel.
I can't keep doing this without help from folks like you. Over past four years hundreds of people have kicked in a few bucks for what has become Community Supported Journalism.Please become a Patron to ensure environmental coverage in the public interest continues. Thanks Stephen
If you think what I'm doing is important and useful please consider giving me a dollar (or whatever you can) for each published article I post here. These will be articles published on alternative news sites and seen by thousands if not millions of people. I do a 5 to 6 articles a month but it varies - you can easily cap your monthly max.
Future articles will document what's really happening to our world and why but also look at amazing things people are doing to solve these problems.