Anima Mundi - permaculture, peak oil, climate change and the Gaia theory.

For a short time my first documentary, Anima Mundi - Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the the Gaia theory, is available to watch for free at Culture Unplugged, an online film festival. Anima Mundi is signed with a US distributor who has ripped me off, thus I have allowed the film to be shown free in their licensed territories by the festival. Click the link to watch: Please vote for Anima Mundi.

Philippines: Akbayan slams Chinese incursion into Tubbataha Reef

Akbayan Party-list today slammed the incursion of a Chinese fishing vessel into the Tubbataha reef, which the group said is engaged in "state-led" poaching activities at the marine protected area in Palawan.

It was reported that the vessel ran aground some 1.1 nautical miles east of the Tubbataha Reef ranger station. It was reported that the fishing vessel had 12 crew members, allegedly Chinese poachers.

Rio+20: Asian movements’ statement on the green economy

We are movements and organizations from Asia, waging struggles on various fronts and arenas to defend our rights, resist policies and projects that cause harm and destruction, and to fight for immediate priorities and demands, as well as profound transformation of our societies. Fight for Our Future! No Price on Nature!

We envision a social and economic system:

Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Soul of the World.

Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Soul of the World. Anima Mundi DVD now available in Australia. Visit Features David Holmgren, John Seed, Michael C Ruppert, Michael Reynolds, Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, Stephan Harding, Permablitz and others. A United Natures Independent Media production (Australia). Directed by Peter Charles Downey


Cut pollution - Make clean energy cheaper

Pollution from burning coal, oil and gas is driving a climate crisis, making our world more dangerous, increasing prices of food and water and jeopardising our way of life.

But if we cut pollution and invest properly in the clean alternatives, we can build a healthier, cleaner, more secure economy and community for all of us.

The best way to do that is to put a price on carbon pollution and use the revenue to help householders and invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency, public transport and forest protection.

Only 5% of Philippine coral reefs remain

Read this and weep: A marine scientist from the University of the Philippines has revealed that only 5 percent —equivalent to just around 1,000 square kilometers—of the country’s total reef area remain in good condition in the face of the wanton destruction of our coral reefs by poachers.

The estimated reef area of the Philippines ranges from 19,000 to 27,000 square kilometers, depending on the territorial boundaries and depth ranges. This makes the Philippines’s reef areas one of the biggest in Southeast Asia, more so if those in the disputed Kalayaan Islands were included.

Price on Carbon: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I can’t afford an increased price of living so I’m scared of a big new tax on everything.

A: The carbon price will affect 1000 of Australia’s biggest polluters - individuals will not be taxed. Some of the costs will be passed on to consumers so there will be an increase in some of our lifestyle choices. However millions of households will in fact be better off financially through compensation.

Q: Compensation removes the incentive to reduce consumption of electricity.