Climate change, a fact

Every week, we’re seeing new and undeniable climate events, evidence that accelerated climate change is here now. We know that droughts are intensifying, our oceans are warming and acidifying, with methane plumes rising up from beneath the ocean floor. We are seeing extreme weather events, increased temperatures, and the West Antarctic and Greenland ice-sheets melting at unprecedented rates, decades ahead of scientific projections. None of this is rhetoric, and none of it is hysteria. It is fact.

Leonardo DiCaprio

 

Source:

Leonardo DiCaprio at the UN: ‘Climate change is not hysteria – it’s a fact’ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/leonarodo-dicaprio-un-climate-change-speech-new-york

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Nature, the machine

Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines.

Eric Hoffer

 

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When man’s heart is away from nature…

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

 

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What is the use of a house if…?

What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

Henry David Thoreau

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The goal of true education

Intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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Proper use of science

The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.

Barry Commoner

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Mind: a vessel or a fire?

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

Plutarch

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