Tag Archives: Earth

A special place in the universe

This twenty-five minute video clip has just turned my world upside down. In one of my earliest posts on this blog, way back in 2007, I marvelled at the splendour of the night sky, and concluded that with so very … Continue reading

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Exploring the deep and beyond for Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, folks! Today is special, as it marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate this event, I want to point you to a couple of thingies… Recently, Kavita Ramial introduced me to a deep dive (10 … Continue reading

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We’ve (literally) never been here before….

This twenty-minute video spends a lot of time talking about… time. It’s only at the end that it arrives at the punchline, which is to demonstrate how each and every one of us is travelling at approximately 2.1 million kilometres … Continue reading

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A marble: floating in the middle of nothing

The Long Slow Goodbye Our world is dying. We are killing it. We pride ourselves on our adaptability, Yet we are locked in an anachronistic worldview: One that deludes us into believing That what once was will ever be. It’s … Continue reading

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When life began there were no Baily’s beads

This is the last (currently) of some articles I intended as a connected series. If you have the time, you may appreciate visiting the others first (assuming you haven’t already): We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself … Continue reading

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Asking the right questions

Brian Greene explains that we live at a point in space and time that allows us a particular view of the cosmos. Continue reading

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Capitalism vs The Climate

I believe myself to be a realist. I have no doubt that many who know me would scoff at this, having long ago slotted me firmly in the ‘pessimist’ pigeonhole. Nevertheless, my weeks of late seem to be full of … Continue reading

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What can I do?

Humanity’s demands on our planet’s resources now exceeds nature’s ability to regenerate by a massive 50%. This means that we would need one and a half planet Earths to support humanity’s current ecological footprint. And — largely due to ignorance … Continue reading

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This all starts with you and me…

… and it ends with us, too — one way or another. Who’s Gonna Stand Up Protect the wild, tomorrow’s child. Protect the land from the greed of man. Take up the dams! Stand up to oil! Protect the plants, … Continue reading

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