Posts Tagged ‘ earth ’

‘Climate Despair’ Is Making People Give Up on Life – VICE

GRETA THUNBERG, THE YOUNG SWEDISH ACTIVIST WHO HAS SPOKEN ABOUT HER STRUGGLES WITH DEPRESSION. MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/GETTY IMAGES

“It’s super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history.”

Source: ‘Climate Despair’ Is Making People Give Up on Life – VICE

The Solitary Garden

It’s easy to take nature and evolution for granted but think about how marvelous this is. Over billions of years, an ecosystem evolved on Earth that can sustain itself basically forever using light from the Sun.

The plant creates energy from the sunlight via photosynthesis, using up carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the bottle. When parts of the plant die, bacteria in the soil use the oxygen to break down these dead parts, releasing carbon dioxide and completing the circle. The water cycle is similarly self-refueling: whatever water the plant takes in through its roots ultimately transpires out of its leaves, condenses on the inside of the bottle, and drips back into the soil.

Source: The Solitary Garden

Zeitgeist Spam: Mishka Henner, Earth Moon System, 2019

Reflective dye sublimation print on aluminium
Mounted in a black 2″ (50mm) aluminium tray frame
32 x 56.7 inches (81×144 cm)

Signed and dated on reverse.

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: Mishka Henner, Earth Moon System, 2019

Earth Overshoot Day – #MoveTheDate of Overshoot!

 

Source: Earth Overshoot Day – #MoveTheDate of Overshoot!

“And Yet it Moves”: Galileo’s echo, 400 years later | FOP

image by Copernicus, Library of Congress

Source: “And Yet it Moves”: Galileo’s echo, 400 years later | FOP

Turning into the Night | FOP

image FOP 002018, from a LinkNYC station at Madison Avenue and 53rd Street

Source: Turning into the Night | FOP

Today’s Haiku (April 26, 2018) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

たんぽぽは地の糧詩人は不遇でよし   寺山修司

tampopo wa chi no kate shijin wa fugû de yoshi

dandelion is the earth’s food…

it is OK if a poet is

ill-fated

Shuji Terayama

translated by Fay Aoyagi

from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006

Fay’s Note:  Shuji Terayama (1935-1983)

Source: Today’s Haiku (April 26, 2018) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)