Mark Avery up to date on this on his weblog not too long ago SEE HERE and right here is the most recent company video from Viridor.
Mark Avery asks in his weblog submit what I make of all this and refers back to the submit in regards to the scenario that I wrote for his weblog in 2016 HERE.
Any common reader of this weblog will know precisely what I make of all this. Extra to return this weekend if I can summon the desire to put in writing one thing in a civilised method as an alternative of simply writing a abstract of the scenario in native phrases which might utilise the phrases ‘bollox, of, load, fucking and a’ . So finest not to do this and write one thing extra considerate. Extra to return on this.
*Okay so right here goes. What do I make of Viridor’s press launch? Firstly, what has occurred since 2016 and the state of issues that have been outlined on Mark Avery’s weblog HERE. In 2016 Tree Sparrows have been hanging in there (following a crash) and Lapwings have been steady. An extra seven goal species had both declined drastically, had grow to be extinct or failed to determine and one goal species, Reed Warbler, was doing effectively. So in 2016 two goal species out of ten have been above or at baseline figures- a rating of two/10- not superb. Certainly issues may solely get higher? Incorrect! Since then Tree Sparrows have grow to be extinct as each a breeding and wintering fowl (see here) and Lapwings at the moment are dealing with the specter of imminent extinction (resulting from large land use modifications on the Thames Water managed a part of the location) with a decline to eight pairs this 12 months (a determine now under baseline). The Lapwings at the moment are the main focus of a marketing campaign, ‘Save the Lapwings’ see here and a petition affiliation with the marketing campaign is nearing 3000 supporters see here.
So Viridor’s scoreboard for conservation success is now at 1 out of 10. Solely Reed Warbler has been successful story. Mainly an entire and utter fail. LOSERS! A shameful and pathetic consequence for everybody involved- Viridor, the Council and all stakeholders within the CSG and the CAMC (They kicked me off these committees in 2018 INSIDE CROYDON ARTICLE HERE for contesting the disgraceful conduct and shameful work).
In the meantime our fowl group and unbiased local people effort has gone from energy to energy e.g. see Venture Log at RESEARCH GATE BEDDINGTON FARMLANDS . We have been nominated for the BTO Marsh Awards in 2019 and the 2019 Birdwatch Conservation Heroes awards and our impression in the local people has continued to construct and improve.
Nonetheless like most issues in late stage Capitalism the sensible individuals are not in energy and the dumb individuals in energy have increased authority than the sensible people- the world is actually the other way up, every thing is incorrect, our world is at the moment actually led by donkeys. Any late stage system is outlined by that structure- an entire and complete lack of confidence within the official and established management. A recognition of the necessity for a whole overhaul and improve.
That’s what has to alter as a result of regardless of our heroic efforts and award profitable works now we have not been capable of save Beddington Famlands (e.g see here) and almost all our wildlife has been misplaced. We have now not saved something however now we have had one main and critically essential success- now we have confirmed, mapped out and forensically recorded the character of systemic political and planning system corruption that results in biodiversity loss and group disempowerment.
We have now documented in intricate element a conspiracy of council biodiversity officers, skilled ecologists on the take and fowl group and energy crazed group informants and collaborators working for the pursuits of Company leaders. We have now successfully recognized all of the errors within the planning and political system algorithm and now have the information of how you can re-write that algorithm to make sure that individuals and planet is prioritised above the pursuits of company leaders and their gangs of dicks.
We have to use our information in an all out problem (group empowerment, political problem and authorized problem) towards the council-corporate-bad group axis, we have to put sensible individuals in energy, make sure that Beddington farmlands is led by sensible individuals and never the donkeys, we have to take management and energy if we’re to avoid wasting our local people and nature.
So what do I consider Viridor’s press launch? Aside from the cringing video of group lapdogs begging for biscuits in a sinister ,creepy and sickening greenwash, the most recent press launch is solely extra of the identical thing- an try to hide a gradual and degenerative illness, the illness of gradual multi-decadal decline, the inexorable erosion of individuals and planet that Capitalism and its company chief captains inevitably delivers, the growing lack of biodiversity and growing in human inequality. If it may’t be stopped we’re all consigned to depressed, lack lustre, powerless and natureless states that may in principle final for generations and generations. Hell on earth is rising. The moist grassland that the press launch options is 10 years not on time, over 200 acres of wetland and Lapwing breeding habitat is at the moment being ‘drained’, the moist grassland will take years earlier than the Lapwings can transfer into this new habitat which under no circumstances will compensate the present lack of habitat. It is all too little too late. The Lapwings will virtually actually both grow to be extinct or will decline additional. Moreover Viridor have already began the primary in what is going to presumably be a wave of planning purposes to clear present situations (see here ) and regardless of the graphic offered within the press launch there may be additionally dialogue to clear the situation to create acid grassland and heathland. The truth is that Beddington Farmlands is on an escalating crash course and the hidden agenda of Viridor is to ship a mere shadow of what they initially promised however to hide that till the final minute when it will likely be simpler to attain that as a result of they might have slowly destroyed every thing they have been legally obliged to avoid wasting and can push by way of completion within the title of assembly deadlines whereas concurrently clearing situations with a view to obtain these deadlines. This is identical story of company conduct not simply on the subject of ecology however different societal features too. A price extraction agenda that results in lack of nature and high quality of human life with a paper path that’s slowly misplaced by way of time and concealment, an agenda that’s turning the entire of society and planet to rust.
We want an upgraded and fashionable system, one which embraces the constructive features of capitalism, meritocracy, incentive and individualism however one which additionally has checks and balances towards catastrophe capitalism and its impacts within the destruction of nature and local people. We want a system the place the sensible individuals are in energy, people who worth nature and group and one have been firms do work in stability with group and nature. We want a sustainable and regenerative system. We want an improve. So that’s precisely what we have to obtain. We have now some very thrilling plans brewing 🙂