To those of you are visiting my blog because you have become concerned about climate change and might want to do something about it my intention is to try and explain some of the biggest and most recent debates going on in the environmental movement in a simple but comprehensive way so that you can have a sufficient base of knowledge to form your own opinions and educate others.
I’ll also give you my story: what I’m doing in trying to lead by example and trying to change the environmental status quo. I’m a young Welsh Woman interested in environmental and social justice policies, currently based in the Middle East.
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As I write this there are reports of Muslim Brotherhood supportive militias armed and shooting from bridges at the Egyptian Security Forces etc etc. All news. All events actually happening. Yet I am also sitting with headphones on listening to music and writing this on my laptop in my flat in central Cairo – this is also actually happening.
How can these be reconciled?
To me the answer has been clear from the start. They can’t.
This gallery contains 40 photos.
The view from the panoramic windows of Cairo airport reveal great stretches of grey tarmac fading out into beige sand and vague desert in the distance. Perched on the grey tarmac are 3 winged creatures, sometimes the odd little yellow and black van skirts across the expanse like a bee from flower to flower, and sometimes a cockroach-like flat yellow machine appears from under the planes, before creeping across the tarmac and attaching itself to another. The view is too big for humans, it feels too big to exist within, and its more than I can take in. Yet rely on it we do.