"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 is the sixth largest economy in Europe and has enjoyed an average growth in their annual gross domestic product of 4.3% over the past decade. With a strong domestic market, low private debt and a flexible currency, Poland is the only European country to have avoided the financial recession in 2008.