A rescued Sumatran orangutan in rehabilitation awaiting release. Palm oil plantations have brought orangutans to the brink of extinction. •
MEP’s voted to ban the use of palm oil as a bio fuel on January 17th this year because it is more detrimental to the environment than burning fossil fuels due to the rainforest destruction. France & a handful of other countries want to overturn the ban in lieu of trade deals. •
The UK is being lobbied hard by Malaysia to not support the ban after Brexit and safe guard a lucrative arms deal. •
Palm oil brings revenue to these Asian countries but World Bank reports clearly show that the environmental destruction caused by these plantations due to rainforest destruction leading to flash floods, raging fires & air pollution costs these counties more than they gain. •
Globally palm oil bio fuel is more destructive than burning fossil fuels, rainforest destruction leads to increased GHG emissions and iconic species are brought to the brink of extinction due to habitat loss.
Palm oil bio fuel is not a green energy. It is not an alternative to fossil fuels and we can not allow our government to sanction an increase in palm oil imports to safe guard an arms deal. •
Mood today; human chrysalis. •
Maybe it’s the offensive weather. Maybe it’s the pull of the raising full moon. •
The moon has extraordinary power over all aspects of our planet; from rain forests to coral reefs, from wolves to whales, humans to plankton, tides to migrations. •
The moon stabilises Earth’s climate & even anchors our axis in our trajectory around the sun. •
Sea creatures & tides move in time with the silver pendulum of the night, her face ever changing from pregnant fullness to breathless crescent. •
Like the moon & the chrysalis it feels like time for a change. •
Kids of Kibera.
On assignment a few years back for Medicins Sans Frontiere (MSF) in Kibera, the slums that surround Nairobi. •
MSF are working on the front lines in all the harshest conflict zones. I was documenting their work in educating parents in the Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPCT) of HIV & the opening of the first rape crisis clinic in the region.
Incredibly dedicated and compassionate teams working in the toughest of conditions. •