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A disaster in waiting

By Sadhguru, Isha Foundation. Published: 19th May 2019.
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Ecological problems are no longer a myth. The facts are ranged in such a manner that it is a clear statement. The way we are going right now, it is a disastrous path. But we call it “business as usual.” If we go with “business as usual,” the planet is in for a very serious turndown in the way it functions.
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But we are not looking for solutions yet, we are only looking to slow down the disaster. We want to gift the disaster to our children; we don’t want it to happen in our time.
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We are trying to handle a massive problem with small incentives here and there. That is not the way it needs to be addressed if you are serious about a solution. 
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If we do not take corrective action right now, we will pass on a legacy which we will be ashamed of and which we will be accused of and hated for by our children and the next generation of people.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/spirituality/2019/may/19/a-disaster-in-waiting-1977624.html

--ivica

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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:22:18 PM »
Folks, does this helps?



<now back to my vacation>

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The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: June 28, 2018, 06:54:40 PM »
Ugo Bardi writes in his blogspot: "About 2,000 years ago, the Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca wrote to his friend Licilius noting that "growth is slow, but ruin is rapid". It was an apparently obvious observation, but one of those observations that turns out to be not obvious at all if you just think a little about it."
He wrote book about it, The "Seneca Effect", published this spring.



How fast a house can be built? How fast it can be destroyed?
How much takes to create something? How much takes to destroy it?

< we still lack the culture... we lack leadership... >


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http://www.severe-weather.eu/recent-events/big-waterspout-outbreak-along-the-coast-of-emilia-romagna-north-italy-june-25-2018/

"A major outbreak of waterspouts happened along the coast of Emilia Romagna, north Italy, mainly near Rimini. Over 10 and likely over 15 waterspouts were reported in only about 2 hours."


Spectacular view from Gabicce Mare. Photo: Francesco Gennari.

More photos there.

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Walking the walk / Re: Gardening
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:17:39 PM »
Grafting skill is invaluable for many growers. If grafting is something new for you - amazing Joe Real can help you start:

Citrus Bark Grafting Tutorial - the Real deal! ( it's not for citrus only, mind you ;) )

That's how i started. (Thanks Joe, wherever you are now.)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« on: June 19, 2018, 07:52:56 PM »
While you all are still on it ;) How about Kaketoe?

Vernacular names
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Bahasa Indonesia: Kakatua
беларуская: Какаду
Boarisch: Kakadu
čeština: Kakaduovití
Deutsch: Kakadus
English: Cockatoos
español: Cacatúas
français: Cacatoès
hrvatski: Kakadui
italiano: Cacatuidi
lietuvių: Kakadu
magyar: Kakadufélék
македонски: Какадуа
Nederlands: Kaketoes
日本語: オウム科
norsk: Kakaduer
norsk nynorsk: Kakaduer
polski: Kakadu
português: Cacatuas
suomi: Kakadut
svenska: Kakaduor
ไทย: นกกระตั้ว


https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cacatuidae

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The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:14:48 PM »
Great Science Communicators

Neil deGrasse Tyson is of "Carl Sagan's type". I like that type, so inspiring. Human at its best. And influential. For some.



Carl Sagan on Climate as an Emerging Issue (1990)
by Climate State Published on Apr 12, 2017: 7,310 views

1. part as above + 2.part more details (1990)
by Teresa Davidson Published on Oct 1, 2017, 1 view   *??just me??*

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Google do not be evil!

< As the Concentrated Corporate Power grew so is the CO2 Problem. Can we stop it? >

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The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:20:55 PM »
In absence of the real stuff in my vicinity


severe-weather.EU @severeweatherEU 2h2 hours ago: "Beautiful capture of an isolated thunderstorm over the northern Adriatic sea from Lošinj Island, Croatia. June 14, 2018. Photo: Vilson Berisha"

a documentary, story about sprites...
and some real action here: Shooting the Everlasting Storm | That’s Amazing
more, The Maracaibo Lake - Catatumbo Tour Part 1 & Ivan Torrent - Icarus (feat. Julie Elven)


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The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:41:24 AM »
Thanks for the post about consciousness, beautiful controversial subject. I like approach with several layers of emergent awareness. Example given here, mentioned here: Reactivity, Consciousness, Communality, Hypersociality, ...
In this view consciousness may not be enough to deal with challenges we face today, what more may we need...

A few quotes from the speech mentioned here and here:
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Hence the need to devise a long-term global strategy able to provide energy security and, by laying down precise commitments to meet the problem of climate change, to encourage economic stability, public health, the protection of the environment and integral human development.
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This is a challenge of epochal proportions.
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We know that the challenges facing us are interconnected.
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Political decisions, social responsibility on the part of the business community and criteria governing investments – all these must be guided by the pursuit of the long-term common good and concrete solidarity between generations. There should be no room for opportunistic and cynical efforts to gain small partial results in the short run, while shifting equally significant costs and damages to future generations.
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Decisive progress on this path cannot be made without an increased awareness that all of us are part of one human family, united by bonds of fraternity and solidarity. Only by thinking and acting with constant concern for this underlying unity that overrides all differences, only by cultivating a sense of universal intergenerational solidarity, can we set out really and resolutely on the road ahead.
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Unlimited faith in markets and technology has led many people to believe that shifts in economic or technological systems will be sufficient to remedy the current ecological and social imbalances. Yet we must acknowledge that the demand for continuous economic growth has led to severe ecological and social consequences, since our current economic system thrives on ever-increasing extraction, consumption and waste.
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“The problem is that we still lack the culture needed to confront this crisis. We lack leadership capable of striking out on new paths in meeting the needs of the present with concern for all and without prejudice towards coming generations” (Laudato Si’, 53).

(my emphasis)

We need leadership with - for humans - exceptional inherent grasp of "communality".


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My locality were under estofex threat level 3 yesterday. That is the max level, happened never before. Anyway, i got nothing worth to mention - not even decent thunder/lighting which i like to observe - so i envy folks who saw it:


severe-weather.EU @severeweatherEU 4h4 hours ago: "Brutal lightning barrage over the northern Adriatic sea last night as seen from Lošinj Island, Croatia. Excellent photo by Sandro Puncet."

Nothing to envy here, severe-weather.EU @severeweatherEU 10h10 hours ago: "11 cm (!!) hailstone from yesterday's severe hailstorm over Črnomelj, Slovenia! Report: Matej Štegar"
Photo here.

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Consequences / Re: Decline in insect populations
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:45:16 AM »
Europe’s beetle species plummet as trees disappear

"A new report by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) finds nearly 18 percent of saproxylic beetles are threatened with extinction in Europe. That number goes up to almost 22 percent for the EU as a whole."

"Of Europe’s threatened species, the 2018 report finds five are critically endangered, up from two in 2010."

"Why are these beetles declining? According to the IUCN, it’s because Europe’s trees are disappearing."
Logging, wood harvesting, urbanization, tourism development and an increasing frequency in wildfires...

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The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:53:36 AM »
Big Picture Science, the science radio show & podcast of the SETI Institute: Geology is Destiny

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Will Earthlings of a hundred million years from now dig up our plastic refuse and study it the way we study dinosaur bones?


"They eated me, and blamed me for extinction."

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