“I would like to thank the thousands of people who have generously opened their doors to Ukrainian families, volunteered and donated to causes.” Neil Gray Scottish Government Minister with Special Responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine
“It’s a callousness to the value we place on human lives that the UK Government has displayed in legislation going through the London Parliament.”
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
A group of islanders came together yesterday, 15th of May, joining in a worldwide event which commemorated #Hakba 73 – 73 years since Palestinians were forcibly evicted from their homes by Israeli forces.
“75% of Earth’s ice-free land is directly altered as a result of human activity, with nearly 90% of terrestrial net primary production and 80% of global tree cover under direct human influence.”
New estimates reveal extent of the health burden of armed conflict–affecting at least 630 million women and children worldwide in 2017, and contributing to more than 10 million deaths among children under 5 years of age over 20 years.
To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall was lit up in orange
“Nearly 80 million women, children and men around the world have been forced from their homes as refugees or internally displaced people.”
It commits Scotland to becoming a net-zero society by 2045 “
“much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos.”