Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres

will anything improve because of his speech…?

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“Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, will warn on Wednesday.

Humanity is waging what he will describe as a “suicidal” war on the natural world.

“Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he will tell a BBC special event on the environment.

Mr Guterres wants to put tackling climate change at the heart of the UN’s global mission.

In a speech entitled State of the Planet, he will announce that its “central objective” next year will be to build a global coalition around the need to reduce emissions to net zero.

Net zero refers to cutting greenhouse gas emissions as far as possible and balancing any further releases by removing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere.

Mr Guterres will say that every country, city, financial institution and company “should adopt plans for a transition to net zero…

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Technology and natural hazards clash to create ‘natech’ disasters

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The term’s definition is expanding as climate change ramps up hurricanes and wildfires

firefighter in California wildfires

A firefighter responds to an intense wildfire that burned communities in California’s Santa Cruz mountains in August. The fire melted pipes in the water distribution network, which may have contaminated residents’ drinking water.


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In August, a dry lightning storm over California sparked an intense wildfire that raged through communities in the Santa Cruz mountains. After the CZU Lightning Complex Fire was contained, local officials advised some residents returning to their homes to not use the drinking water. Benzene, a known carcinogen, had been detected in the water supply. The chemical probably was released by plastic pipes that melted during the fire.

Scientists call events like this “natech,” or natural hazard-induced technological disasters. Coined in 1994, the term originally applied to…

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5 Elements of Nature

reflect to connect …

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5 Elements of Nature

According to Chinese philosophy the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water – are fundamental to all interactions in the universe. Each element comes with characteristics of colour, direction, season, emotions and more.

Wood

Wood characteristics – green – Spring – East – creative – Azure Dragon.

Fire

Fire characteristics – red – Summer – South – passionate – Vermilion bird.

Earth

Earth characteristics – yellow – last month of each season – central – nurturing – Yellow Dragon.

Metal

Metal characteristics – white – Autumn – West – ambitious – White Tiger.

Water

Water characteristics – black – Winter – North – bright – Black Tortoise.

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These 5 elements all interact in an assortment of ways. Maureen from Luminous Spaces – provides a summary of the five elements and applies it to Feng Shui.

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Wisteria

a waterfall of a bluish mauve to cool the mind … thank you

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Wisteria is Wonderful

Wisteria made its way into my heart as a child. Seeing the abundance of purple blooms draping from balconies was amazing to me. I have loved it ever since.

Where I live the wisteria is out showing that Spring has arrived. This wonder of nature inspired my collection of wisteria for everyone to enjoy.

Let me know if you share my love of wisteria.

Scroll through these for more glorious inspiration.

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Japan is famous for wisteria gardens. Tennogawa Park is a fabulous example. One of the headings on the website talks of intoxicating people’s hearts. Looking at the photos it is easy to see why.

Have you ever visited these Japanese gardens? Or other places around the world where wisteria intoxicated your heart?

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Real Power

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As we agonize over politics, finances or the thoughts in each person’s head, it’s necessary sometimes to remember just how irrelevant we are.

Humans have a gift, intentional or otherwise, for making life difficult for each other.  I guess there’s some truth to the saying, “misery loves company.” What we get out of making life harder than it is? Who knows. Nothing of lasting value.

Mother Earth doesn’t care. Rich or poor, She can destroy anything we build or rebuild. Sometimes she gives displays of her power, just to remind us about her capabilities.

The photos below are from the US Geological Survey and show the lava waterfall and spatter at a lava lake on Kilauea this month.  More are at

https://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia/index.php?newSearch=true&display=custom&volcano=1&resultsPerPage=20

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Diabetes and Domestic Violence

something to take into consideration

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Diabetes is an ugly disease, affecting the physical health of those who have it.  It may also imagesaffect the mental health of victims.  Anecdotal evidence suggests that it may be the cause of some verbal and physical violence in the home.

What we know.

  • 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, according to a 2014 study by the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Of these, 8.1 million are undiagnosed.
  • Another 86 million are pre-diabetic, meaning they are at risk for development of the disease.
  • Diabetes results from a hormone imbalance (insulin) that results in excessive glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream.
  • Diabetes places a person at risk for heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, risk of amputation, and death.  It was the seventh leading cause of death in 2010 in the US.
  • Diabetes may develop at birth or occur in adults.  Risk factors include poor diet and obesity. (1)

What we’re not sure about and…

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Brainpage is the outcome of book to brain knowledge transfer

learning transfer is awesome in nature too

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School of brainpage theory is based on the neurological studies of book to brain knowledge transfer

Pathway learnography is important in the learning process of classroom to develop smart page in student’s memory centers for high performance. This is the motor science of space, object and time required in problem solving activities. There are three types of pages related to the learning transfer of school system and these pages are sourcepage, brainpage and zeidpage. Knowledge is written in the book and the page of learning book is known as the sourcepage of knowledge transfer. The teacher also reads source page to develop corresponding brainpage before he performs in the classroom. We also read some pages to create new ideas in brain circuits for the design of a particular mapping, pathways and structure.

It’s true that the most learning transfer of subject matter happens in the home learning of…

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