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Africa, a magical continent that stoled my heart.
That intense moment where that young cheetah looked straight into the camera, came during a very early morning.
We met a family of cheetahs and it was such a privilege to be relatively close, observing their beauty.
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Un 12 de diciembre de 2015 se firma por 96 países y una parte (la Unión Europea) el histórico Acuerdo de París, el cual busca reforzar la respuesta mundial a las amenazas que conlleva el cambio climático.
Lamentablemente, el 2017, y por decisión del presidente Donald Trump, Estados Unidos se retiró del acuerdo, abogando que éste traería efectos económicos negativos a su nación. Además, los países que más deberían esforzarse por reducir sus emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero son las que menor empeño e interés colocan a la situación, lo que podría llevar, incluso, a que el aumento de la temperatura traspase el grado anual de aumenta hasta llegar a unos peligrosos 3ºC.
Cada uno de nosotros debe poner su grano de arena, empezando desde este segundo, sino, quizá peligre nuestro futuro en la Tierra, y el de otras especies también.
Está en nuestras manos.
On a December 12, 2015 it was signed by 96 countries y one part (the European Union) the historical Paris Agreement, which seeks to reinforce the global response to the threats of the climate change.
Regrettably, in 2017, and because of Mr. President Donald Trump, United States retired from the agreement, explaining that it would have brought negative economics effects to his nation. Also, the countries that should worry the most of the climate change affair and reduce their greenhouse gases emissions drastically are the ones that are doing the least effort and putting to it no interest at all. This could drive, and will drive the temperature increase to not 1ºC a year, but even to 3ºC.
Every one of us should worry about this problematic and put our best effort (not just “our two cents”), starting from this very second. If not, maybe, our future in Earth could be in serious danger, as well as that of other (lots of) species.
It’s in our hands.
Keeping on with my recent water theme, this painting from 2011 is called “Damned”. The ‘dam’ is created with the word ‘damned’ repeated over and over. In 2010 Steven Solomon in his fascinating book “Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilisation” wrote, ‘The lesson of history is that in the tumultuous adjustment that surely lies ahead, those societies that find the most innovative responses to the crisis are most likely to come out as winners, while others fall behind. Civilisation will be shaped as well by water’s inextricable, deep dependencies with energy, food and climate change.’ Nearly ten years later, does Solomon’s last sentence indicate that we are damned? #water#contemporaryart#environmentalart#politicalart#workonpaper#dam#damn#australia#queensland#climatechange#weather#rain
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Not quite as feel good as your friends flashbacks...but we wanted to dedicate our #10yearchallenge to Mother Nature and the effects global warming is having on our planet. We’ve shared a gallery of images ⇿ that hit home to us the changes and impact between 2008-2018. Constant deforestation 🌲diminishing glaciers ❄️ emaciated polar bears, along with actually experiencing the record breaking heat wave 🔥 right now - here in Australia, reminds us that this is one ten year challenge that matters. According to the UN, we have ten years from now to get climate change under control, which means it is up to our generation. And to help, you don’t even have to tie yourself to a tree 🤷🏼♀️ simple steps like installing solar panels on your home 🌞 eating less meat 🥩 and riding your bike more often 🚲 will positively impact our planet and reduce the catastrophic levels of global warning. Who’s up for this challenge? 🌍💚🌎💚🌏
If you have heard a lot about climate change but aren't sure what people are freaking out about, Read further. Most followers of my hash tags know this and don't need to read this. I'm a University student and spend my days pouring over scientific studies and writing about them so that it is relatable to people who are not scientists. In the south pole, the snow and ice is thousands of years old. Core samples were taken, dated and analyzed. Graph 1: Scientists made the connection that the more carbon dioxide there was in the atmosphere, the higher the global temperature was. Graph 2 and 3 shows the CO2 levels and where these samples were taken from. In Hawaii the CO2 data was taken from the atmosphere since the 1980s. It's the highest it's ever been. Scientists are freaking out that the temperature is going to go up. It is slowly going up all over the world. The ice is melting in the north and south pole, fire, hurricane and tornado season gets worse every year. We as individuals in the US are doing a lot to help stop this. Yet big business all over the world are allowed to pump CO2 into the atmosphere. What reverses this is plants and trees consume CO2 and expel oxygen as a byproduct. CO2 levels rise in the winter time. The world makes more CO2 than trees. We need to vote on anything and every issue. Also vote on stricter regulations on pollution here in the US and hold politicians accountable. Going green will put a lot of industries out of business is why they are slow to react to this. They ignore scientists or keep this information out of the media. #climatechange#climatechangeisreal#carbondioxcide#pacificnorthwest#pnw#wildlife#portlandsbackyard#wonderfulwestcoast#climate#ourpnw#awesome_earth#earthfocus#earth#MountSaintHelens#oregon#mounthood#pdx#sternwheeler#paddleboat#naturaleza#nature#naturelovers#naturephotography#pnw_lady#hiking#trail#snow#ringoffire#wanderlust#california
1 1133 minutes ago
This is horrible, that this could happen in the ‘great’ America we live in. A man celebrating a his culture completely peacefully is surrounded by this mob. This mob of privileged white boys harassing a elderly man who has done nothing wrong. This is the America we live in. And very few in power seems to be changing it.
1 433 minutes ago
The real 10 year challenge... It really is a great demonstration of how fast climate change can impact a region or place. Yes droughts occur, weather events happen, but these kinds of vast changes have been occurring more intensely and frequently due to climate change.
Let's look past our screens, past our homes and out towards nature. Are your lakes and rivers drying up? A beloved landmark washed away in a once in a lifetime storm? A park or camping spot ravaged by fire? Those are the real-time images of climate change.
Are you willing to get uncomfortable for your “cause”? The climate change situation of raising or lowering your thermostat is a perfect example why things are not improving the way that you want us to improve I’ll. If you’re not willing to get uncomfortable for your card, how much do you have Ruby care about your car? If you don’t truly care about your cause, it really your call? If people don’t care about things enough to get uncomfortable then they don’t care enough for it.
There is nothing noble about forcing other people to change the world the way that you want it to be changed. Making other people uncomfortable, whether through taxation, law, etc. so they “improve things” the way you see fit is Not nearly as moral as you doing it yourself.
If you say “I’m only one person, I can’t do much” or “I don’t have all of the money and influence as the person I am mandating to do this” ... I think it is crucially important that you look at yourself and perhaps aim higher so you can grow your power, wealth, influence and therefore be a Stronger force for good.
Lastly, don’t ever underestimate your capacity to make a major positive change in the world.
Gandhi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world”… Not “force others to be the change you wish to see in the world”
Simplify our lives - possibly the one thing we can do to save our world from its current trajectory towards climate change and plastic toxicity. Because often there is a simpler way to do things that is not only better for our planet, it's better for our health too. This is the principle we have applied to formulating our skin care.
We have found a way to create skin care without synthetic ingredients, without palm oil and its derivatives and without preservatives, with a 2 year shelf life. It's made using 100% botanicals that are 100% certified organic - so it's made from plants grown how they were designed to be grown. Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that our skin responds to their use with glowing health. What's stopping you from making the change?
If Mother Earth had a human voice she would sound like Dirty Harry mixed with Shakespeare' MacBeth.
Folks do you really feel lucky?
Save that for the movies. Let's get out there and make a real difference. Mobilized, organized get informed & share this info. Rebel, do whatever it takes because we are going to need more than luck to be heard.
So peace and
Anarchy only for deniers.
es parii hei nochegfrogt... -> drum do üsii red vom klimastreik😉
iz wirds mou e chli ärnster...
es paar dänke sicher, jäjoo die zwöii juckt die sach doch eh nid...
dr klimawandel isch e problematik wo genau üsii geneartion betrifft! mir müesse &‘ wöii mitrede... oder wöii mir politiker oder wär ou immer über üsii chöpf hinwäg la entscheiide was mir, üsii chind oder gar d grosschind ir zuekunft einisch müesse erdulde? 🤯
- mir dänkes nid...
es hets so schön gheisse: ÜSI ZUEKUNFT, ÜSI WÄUT, ÜSE PLANET! -> auso ou ÜSI MEINIG 💭🚨
vergrabet dr gedanke "goht mi doch nüt ah ig cha schliesslich nüt verändere... s‘chunnt de scho irgewie"
s chunnt nid eifach irgewie, es brucht unterstützig &‘ iisicht vou aune☝🏼
wüu jede einzeln cha e grosse biitrag leiste!
E chlinii veränderig im alltag het e grossi uswürkig uf üsere ärde!🌍🙏🏼❤️ nähmet euch doch schnäu die paar minute &‘ dänket über das ganze noche... wüu scho nur das cha e schritt sii 👣 -> mir si ufjedefau teil vor bewegig 🙌🏼
wär no?:) #climatestrike#climatechange#fridaysforfuture#gretathunberg#systemchangenotclimatechange#üsizuekunft
0 941 minutes ago
This is one of the most casual ways abusive relationships are normalized in our society, and it’s disgusting.
Dead fish, now dead budgies. And our governments have their heads in the sand. “A good young mate of mine is working out on a property near McKinlay, Western QLD. Got back to the sheds this arv and the floor was covered in Budgies. Tried to save some but too stressed.” From Twitter Col Ryder @ryder_col
3 146 minutes ago
There sooner will be more plastic than fish in the sea.
unless we do changes from now.
credit: Gatis Sluka
Sustainable swap # 18👇🏻 .
Normalize natural .
The teenage me would be mortified by this post. My family has always been a fan of natural products, long before it was as easily accessible as it is now. We would buy products from a handful of health food stores, but mostly, we would have a shipment sent from Tom’s of Maine- from Tom- because it was so hard to find in Florida. At that age, I wanted to be like everyone else and use all the products my friends were using. I wouldn’t come to appreciate it for many years but I am thankful for the exposure to natural products that I’ve had.
There have definitely been many years where I went back and forth with wearing make-up, getting my nails done, tanning, etc. and then I’d snap into the opposite of only buying stuff from Etsy and health food stores. Attempting zero waste has helped me to stay consistent and on my old path and really analyze my beauty routine.
So, for the most part, this is what I put on my skin.
Left to right: - Unpackaged bar soap instead of body wash; use with a wash cloth instead of a plastic loofah
- Face rounds my mom knitted for me
- Arrowroot powder I bought in bulk. It is the most amazing dry shampoo- takes away smell, greasiness, gives softness and volume plus lightens up blonde hair
- Hemp seed lip balm in a tin.
- I’ve tried just about every oil and rosehip seed oil is my all time favorite. Adds brightness and a glow that I love
- Jojoba oil is a close second and I usually put on before bed
- I use primal pit paste in a glass jar for deodorant
- A couple times a month I do a mask of Indian Healing Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar
- I switched from disposable razors to a safety razor and I feel so fancy shaving now!
- For shampoo, tinted moisturizer and sun screen, I am still experimenting with zero waste options so check back .
Find what works for you and try embracing your natural skin. Every person is beautiful and unique. There is nothing wrong with loving make-up if that’s what you like- but advertisers and marketers make us feel like we need dozens of products to be fit to go out and be seen in the world- and that’s both toxic for our mental health and for our planet 🤥💚🌎
🌎 A massive new report on healthy diets for the planet has just been dropped by The Lancet (top medical journal) and EAT (a global, non-profit foundation established by the Stordalen Foundation, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Wellcome Trust) 🌍
⏳If you have time then have a read of the summary report, but if not here are a few highlights...
➡️ Beginning: "Food is the single strongest lever to optimize human health and environmental sustainability on Earth. However, food is currently threatening both people and planet. A radical transformation of the global food system is urgently needed."
➡️ Middle: "Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts. This includes a more than doubling in the consumption of healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts, and a greater than 50% reduction in global consumption of less healthy foods such as added sugars and red meat." To put that in perspective, the pie chart is made up of around 90% delicious plant foods and those thin blue and red slivers on the pie chart are the "(optionally) modest amounts of animal sources of protein." 🌿
➡️ End: "How food is produced, what is consumed, and how much is lost or wasted all heavily shape the health of both people and planet. The data are both sufficient and strong enough to warrant immediate action."
🥗 Plant-based tastes great, is amazing for our health and is what's required by the planet. Will you be an early adopter?
Due to increased Arctic sea ice melt, polar bears are having a harder time finding food. As an apex predator in the north, polar bears play a profound role in arctic ecosystems. The false claims that polar bear populations are increasing are a fabricated lie to make you think that there is no crisis in the Arctic. They will be extinct in our lifetimes at current rates. Top photo by @paulnicklen of @sealegacy 🤬🌎✊❤️
Which milks are the best for climate change? 🌱
Via @bbcnews “A scientific study suggests the greenhouse gas emissions used in the production of plant-based milks are lower than for dairy milk.
But which milk has the smallest impact on the planet?
Producing a glass of dairy milk results in almost three times the greenhouse gas emissions of any non-dairy milks, according to a University of Oxford study.
Looking at land use, the difference is starker still.
Producing a glass of dairy milk every day for a year requires 650 sq m (7,000 sq ft) of land, the equivalent of two tennis courts and more than 10 times as much as the same amount of oat milk, according to this study.
Almond milk requires more water to produce than soy or oat milk. A single glass requires 74 litres (130 pints of water) - more than a typical shower. Rice milk is also comparatively thirsty, requiring 54 litres of water per glass.
However, it's worth noting that both almond and rice milk still require less water to produce than the typical glass of dairy milk.” #ditchdairy#goplantbased#cowspiracy#animalagriculture#climate#climatechange#environment#dairy#plantsforthewin#solutions
223 476711 hours ago
Failure to take immediate and vastly scaled up climate action would have major negative impacts on the progress of the rest of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals.
Let's take urgent action to combat climate change and its effects, and thus ensure a safer future for all.