On the invisible wars

Since 2019 the world is at war with coronavirus and its variants. A war with an invisible enemy. Coronavirus has gained all the attention with its unprecedented coronation, but how many other unseeing wars are happening that have a great impact to the world’s population? We are already experiencing the consequences of the Ukraine war….

Battling for life

Pay attention! The most important protest on Earth is happening right now. Indigenous peoples from Brazil are marching to defend their lands. This will guarantee everyone’s right to the future.

Why we should learn how to listen to other than human beings?

Last month, part of the world witnessed a remarkable solar eclipse. Thanks to scientific knowledge, we now know that this is an astronomical phenomenon involving different celestial bodies – sun, moon and earth –, quantifiable and predictable by astronomy. But for many centuries, before astronomy became a science, such phenomenon was observed and interpreted in…

The Significant Others: A Letter from Coronavirus to GHG

Spring 2020 Dear Greenhouse Gases, Let me first introduce myself. My name is SARS-CoV-2, but you can call me Coronavirus 2. As my name implies, I am a virus, a strain of SARS-CoV-1, possibly born in a wet animal market in Wuhan, China, in early December 2019. I have gone through my usual mutations and…

The Amazon is sending us smoke signals. Will we finally respond?

In 2014 when I was in São Felix do Xingu, Pará, I remember many farmers I was working with saying: “If the government does not fulfil its promises, we will show them who owns the Amazon. And we will do it by burning it.” São Félix do Xingu, the municipality with the largest numbers of…

Bolsonaro: The Messias has arrived, but there is no salvation.

Last October, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, labelled by international social media as ‘the tropical Trump’, was elected in Brazil with 55% of votes. What does this election mean for the world, and why all Brazilian environmentalists are so worried? Coming from a lineage of Germans and Italians, Bolsonaro was elected thanks to fake news that spread…