"The Earth isn't dying, it's being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses." Street art in Poland inspired by a quote attributed to singer/activist Utah Phillips. As fossil fuel users, we are all responsible for global warming, but there are some who profit off of intentionally blocking the transition to a low-carbon economy. These parties should be held legally (non-violently) responsible.
Must go visit the Białowieża National Park (Białowieski Park Narodowy), 245 km east of Warsaw! In Europe's last primeval forest, on Poland's border with Belarus, experts are fighting to protect the zubr, or European bison.
Poland's Jewish community before World War II was one of the largest in the world. And it was highly diverse. There were highly sophisticated, assimilated Jews in the major cities that played an important role in the country's economy. And there were Jews in the rural villages (stetl) that followed a life little changed from the middle ages.
Poland has the fastest growing economy in the European Union thanks to coal. With this success comes bad news that the country is very polluted because of the thermal power plants. How Poland adjusts to upcoming and ongoing EU policies to reduce greenhouse gas and fossil fuels will go a long way in determining how Poland's economy can successfully grow. I am hoping things continue in a positive way for the Polish people and the economy.
How Poland Became Europe's Most Dynamic Economy "Price controls were lifted, government wages were capped, tradewas liberalized, and the Polish currency, the zloty, was made convertible" "a clause in its 1997 constitution limiting government borrowing to 60 percent of GDP" ..."a cultural aversion to borrowing"