On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.
She doesn’t need people. People need her. The Ocean is the most haunting.
Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.
Human beings are part of nature. Nature is not dependent on human beings to exist.
Human beings, on the other hand, are totally dependent on nature to exist.
The growing number of people on the planet and how we live here is going to determine the future of nature.
GlacierWorks’ mission is to document, educate and raise awareness about changes to the glaciers in the Greater Himalaya through art, science and exploration. We seek to incite curiosity about the region and spark dialogues regarding the changes to these glaciers.
So long as you have a frontier, whether national, economic, religious or social, it is an obvious fact that there cannot be peace.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom, Relationship and Isolation, pp. 105–106
Would, say, 100 Euros per month for every person on the planet, regardless of whether they work or not, not help the world become a better place?
This question came to mind when I watched the images of destroyed Indonesian rainforest in Years of Living Dangerously.
“Earthrise” in original orientation taken by Bill Anders on 24 December 1968.
A young person working in a United Nations organization recently told me it is not certain that human activities are changing the climate on Earth.
This is worrying.
I decided to go through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report and came across the WGII AR5 Volume-wide Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Here are two of the answers (the numbers are references to chapters in the report which contain the sources for the answer):