climate change crisis

When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.
—  Cree Prophecy

#DonaldTrump and the #Koch Brothers would likely be in the driver’s seat to keep us addicted to dirty energy as they profit exploitation of dirty energy.

The 7 human rights issues that will shape the next generation

The clash of worldwide social justice movements and the backlash against them presents an enormous opportunity for progress on some of the most pressing human rights issues of our time. Battling myriad forms of bigotry — racism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia and religious intolerance — go hand in hand with securing access to healthcare, safe housing, bodily autonomy, privacy and other basic civil rights.

This battle will continue for the next generation — and these are the issues that will define their lives and livelihoods for years to come.

  1. Refugee crises
  2. Anti-LGBTQ discrimination
  3. Violence against women
  4. Water crisis in Flint (and elsewhere)
  5. Surveillance and cybersecurity
  6. Police brutality
  7. This one might literally be the human rights crisis to end all human rights crises.
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Spoken word artist and anthropologist Prince EA performs “Man VS Earth.”

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The Search for the Next Global Health Chief and the Challenges Ahead
This year the World Health Organization will elect a new director-general, who will be charged with moving past the WHO’s widely criticized…
By Melvin Sanicas

3 candidates from 3 continents for the toughest job in global health! Whoever wins among the candidates will have a consequential impact on the future of the agency and of global public health!

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I want to point out here, that when I talk about the importance and biology of a sea grass featured in a videogame as a joke explanation, I get tons of reblogs and support and followers.

I talk to people about the real importance of subaquatic vegetation and the importance of the Everglades and Chesapeake and point out how industry and lack of regulation is destroying it, and how huge companies are using money to control the government and have more power than people, and I get called a hippie, a libtard, a tree hugger, a millennial, atheist, and a socialist.

I get more positive attention discussing the destruction of a fictional world than I get discussing the real world problems and real science and showing the evidence of how all these horrible things are going to happen if we continue this way.

I may go on about the delicate balance of the underground and the natural sciences in Undertale, but remember, they all get saves and resets and patches. They get multiple play throughs. We don’t. If we keep going until we see even more consequences, until we have an extinction event for humans on our hands, or a threat that could collapse society as we know it, we don’t get to go back and change things. It’s already too late for a lot of stuff, the climate will change, weather patterns shift, hurricanes, tornados, droughts, floods, they all will shift and become more severe, as we have seen in the past few years, respiratory and skin diseases will increase, antibiotic resistant bacteria will increase, hundreds of species are projected to go extinct in the wild, and we are still sitting ducks for any meteors or asteroids because of underfunding NASA and other space programs for so long. Oh, and there will be more horrible atrocities committed by extremist religious groups, but that’s the norm for humans so whatever.

We are the future of humans. Our voices and votes and money matters, whether you are peaceful and spare and win with social campaigns and public support, or become a vigilante and use violence and illegal methods to win, honestly I no longer care, all I know is we need to act and change things, because if you don’t take a stand you better be hyped for the destruction of humanity. I know we all want to hide from the truth because what it requires us to do is not fun and conflicts with the morals and political views of many people. Trying to ignore it or dismiss it as fearmongering and politics is not going to help when it is too late. For some of us, it is already too late. Even if we cut emissions and basically stopped existing right now, the projections show that entire islands and coasts will still be covered by the rising sea. We can’t ignore it when our homes and food are gone or when there is a giant rock in the sky hurtling towards us. We can’t ignore it when the diseases kill our loved ones. We can’t ignore the air being too polluted to breathe.

You can’t keep ignoring this. I have fun with this Undertale blog, but I still cannot believe people are willing to put more effort into saving a videogame world than they do saving their own world. Please spread this message.

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Pope Francis Urged Compassion In His Address To Congress

Pope Francis delivered a speech to U.S. lawmakers on Thursday morning, calling on leaders to consider the plight of the poor and vulnerable in society.

He touched on climate change, the refugee crisis, the death penalty and income inequality.

You can read the full speech here, and check out more of our coverage at HuffPost Politics.

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Ecologic Farm House * NoCC (Origin ID : DWould)

A young couple decieded to settle down in Oasis Springs during the water crisis. Climate changes are real. With this modern farm, they want to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. 

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  • Please, enter bb.moveobjectson before uploading this lot
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Playtested, fully functionnable
  • Every furnitures are updated
  • Most plants are perfect 

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Do whatever you want with this lot, but do not reupload it to the Gallery. If you use it for your gameplay, feel free to tag me ! I love to see other simmers playing with my creations.

Price : 114,908 / Size : 30 x 30

-Song credit : “Wonderwall” - LosGarcias (tropical remix)


Special thanks to my sister for giving me some basic tips with IMovie. I use Google Photo to edit pictures. Sorry, I can’t upload the HD version of this video because of tumblr rule.

We simply cannot afford to allow the corporate greed of the #coal, #oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity. Those entities with a financial interest in preserving this destructive system have denied, and even covered up the evidence of our changing climate.

Enough is enough. You know better. The world knows better. History will place the blame for this devastation squarely at their feet.

Our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong. Twenty years ago, we described this problem as an addiction. Today, we possess the means to end this reliance.

No Time to Waste

Brittany’s Time Machine (vol 2) becomes very useful when Blaine finds his soulmate in 2087. He’s 19. Kurt’s 94. 

Warning for suicidal thoughts.

It was easy enough job and Blaine really needed the extra cash. Most of the people in the retirement community were still very independent considering their age and it had less to do with development of modern medicine than with their attitudes towards getting older. Blaine would help them with grocery shopping and such, he’d read to those whose eyesight wasn’t the best anymore and spend time with those whose family was long gone. He enjoyed the stories of the past, and the old people enjoyed his company.

He had been working at St. John’s Home for Elderly for about two months when a new resident was added to his list of daily visits. Kurt Hummel. The name rang a bell but Blaine couldn’t quite place it. Curious, he lost his morning game of chess with Harriet a little quicker than usually and was knocking on Mr. Hummel’s apartment door a slightly earlier than scheduled.

“Come in!”

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The Guardian is embarking on a major series of articles on the climate crisis and how humanity can solve it. In the first, an extract taken from the Introduction to THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING by Naomi Klein, the author argues that if we treat climate change as the crisis it is, we don’t just have the potential to avert disaster but could improve society in the process.

Artist Antony Gormley has provided new work to accompany the extract. Called Connection, the work aims to raise questions of how humanity is impacting the planet through climate change.

New Study Reveals That Millions Of Lives Could Be Saved And Global Emissions Reduced by A Third If The World Became Vegetarian

Originally posted by holisticcave

Different global issues often are problems that are interconnected and stem from one source. If you look back and connect the dots you will realize that food shortages wealth gaps, nutrition and disease, overpopulation, climate change and various other crisis all correlate to one another. However, in a new study undertaken by researchers at the University of Oxford, shows that one simple behavioural change can solve a few of these problems on its  own - if the entire human populace turned vegetarians. So what are the whopping statistics? How many deaths could we avoid yearly?

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Californians Are Under Drastic Water Restrictions

Governor Jerry Brown (D) is taking action in the face of California’s well-documented drought. Speaking at the annual California snow survey in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Brown issued an executive order to cut water usage.

“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action. Therefore, I’m issuing an executive order mandating substantial water reductions across our state. As Californians, we must pull together and save water in every way possible,” Brown said.

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