Should we be more concerned about terrorists or climate change?
What a question!
Climate change can kill with efficacy as huge storms hit with frightening intensity and after the winds go, leave a legacy of flooding and landslides.
More slowly, rising seas will gradually erase whole nations, and droughts will kill many thousands, and even cause wars over resources.
Western governments, however, are making it clear which they think is the issue to worry about. Climate change is taking a back seat, even when there has been a cyclone (cyclone Haiyan) that killed 6300 people in 2013.
However in early December 2015 the largest UN summit of the decade is to take place in Paris. The big question is will the delegates get the message to keep fossil fuel in the ground and to finance a transition to renewable energy by 2050? This is the aim of 350.org. Even that seems too little too late.
Also known as the backbone of LegaSea. (http://www.legasea.co.nz) His passion is to make certain that the vision of 'more fish in the water for future generations' is not something that we just talk about – he wants it to become our reality. He is an active environmentalist, a good fisherman, a talented networker, a successful businessman, a green-fingered gardener & a loving family man.
“We have to claim our oceans and fisheries back before it is too late.”
There are multiple challenges to our fisheries here in NZ. We all know that due to industrial netting, fish numbers are falling, some spectacularly and this is happening both globally and locally. This also includes dwindling stocks of crustaceans as well as shellfish. At the same time we are having to deal with poorer water quality such as increasing acidic levels as well as an increase in the overall NZ population especially in Auckland who are keen consumers of fish.
This is intensifying pressure on the local commons, which translates to the area of sea that all fish-life inhabit and that for the last so many thousands of years there has been a customary right, for anyone to go down to the beach or get into a boat and catch a fish or three, to feed their family and friends.
This interview is in many ways is an exposé of the Fishing Industry in NZ, which is the fourth largest fisheries in area on our planet!
Since 1995 Dita worked for the NZ Herald the largest newspaper in NZ, she is currently a TV Producer for TV One.
"Journalists need to be very independent, always questioning, always probing always saying, why? That’s the journalist's creed.”
Whereas people like Nicky Hager (author of Dirty Politics & many other books) who stands up and asks questions then states the facts, and is painted very effectively as a troublemaker and stirrer - a left wing radical by the government when in reality he is just doing good journalism - that is all he is doing even if the facts are 100% true, he is dismissed as a radical, out to bring down the government.
Is our government becoming so contemptuous of people? Dita states that if the National Party put people before all other considerations, she would be far more favourable to them, but people across the board are seemingly being factored out of the equation in favour of monetarist considerations. Putting people at the centre of what they do, is the foundation of how Dita wishes to see governments govern - without compromise.
Yelena’s methods integrate ancient knowledge and contemporary quantum sciences, providing simple, elegant and practical opportunities for wellness, for young and old.
Yelena says that people suffer because they have forgotten their true origins and lost connection with the deepest part of themselves. Unhappiness, loneliness and lack of joy are the effects of this disconnection, not to mention the personal and planetary health issues we are experiencing today.
We each have the power to change and make a difference. It all starts inside our own consciousness.
Yelena studied economics and worked as a banker before training in natural systems of energy medicine and healthcare so she understands the true value of investing in proactive personalised health.
The discussion includes astrology, plant resonances, the value of New Zealand plants from pristine environments and the effect this can have on your aura, your emotions, and with coaching how this can have positive effects for your ongoing attitudes and lifestyle.
Yelena Kostyugova is a Holistic Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy Practitioner (Dip.NZNFE) and healer-shaman trained in ancient healing and shamanic arts of working with nature for holistic wellbeing.
Coming from a small village in Siberia in Russia, Yelena runs a life coaching practice in Auckland helping her clients to become connected with their own inner wisdom and live a purposeful life.