30th October 2012
Quote reblogged from Infinity Imagined with 407 notes
Here’s the thing always to remember. The crazy changes that we’re seeing now, the—you know, the fact that we broke the Arctic this summer, the fact that the oceans are 30 percent more acid, that’s all that’s all happened when you raise the temperature of the earth one degree. The same scientists who told us that was going to happen are confident that the temperature will go up four degrees, maybe five, unless we get off coal and gas and oil very quickly. And to do that, you know, it’s nice to talk to Washington, but in certain ways Washington has turned into customer service for the fossil fuel industry. It’s time to take on that industry directly.
18th October 2012
Photo reblogged from Biocanvas with 4,528 notes
biocanvas: cut across the central vein of mangrove fern, 28times magnification.
Image by Daphne Zbaeren-Colbourn.
13th July 2012
Link reblogged from The Electric Typewriter with 21 notes
Scientists at the International Soil Reference and Information Centre in the Netherlands estimate that humankind has degraded more than 7.5 million square miles of land, an area the size of the United States and Canada combined.
5th July 2012
Link reblogged from The Electric Typewriter with 34 notes
Often underestimated, doing nothing is a powerful force for good…
Later by James Surowiecki - What does procrastination tell us about ourselves?
Minding the Gaps by Melissa Healy - Go ahead and let your thoughts wander: An ‘idle’ brain may be the self’s workshop.
The Benefits of Distraction by Sam Anderson - Why the recent spate of diatribes against the attention deficit generation may be barking up the wrong tree.
Zoning Out Is a Crucial Mental State by Carl Zimmer - This one pretty much does what it says on the tin.
The Virtues of Daydreaming by Jonah Lehrer - Okay, so it’s not exactly doing nothing, but close enough.
26th June 2012
Photo reblogged from Eyes of the Owl with 8,499 notes