Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shares information in a Mar. 22, 2020 Zoom call with family and friends on empowering and protecting families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click to watch on Vimeo
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The human tragedy of the coronavirus is immense. Thousands have died, hundreds of thousands have been infected globally, and millions more have been affected. Whilst infectious disease has always been a part of the human experience, the expansion of industrial civilization has inexorably amplified the risk of new diseases.
Uncontrolled industrial expansion also dangerously heats the planet and drives the collapse of ecosystems worldwide.
Choosing to prevent anxiety during times of uncertainty, and creating stability.
From a Diana Ross song, you may recognize these words:
In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Think it o-o-over…”
And right now
Stop catastrophizing and awfulizing
Think it o-o-over.
How COVID-19 is infecting our minds, not our lungs.
Ask yourself the following: Would you feel confident taking an over-the-counter medication if you were 98 percent sure it would work safely? Would you dare to gamble all your savings in a one-off scheme in which you had a 98 percent chance of losing it all?
The coronavirus is a similar no-brainer. As a generic member of the human species, you have about the same odds of dying of the coronavirus as winning in the gambling scenario. These are overall rates, meaning that unless you are already in very poor health, are very old, or very young, the odds for you are much lower. Or next to nil.
This penguin faithfully returns home every year to spend 8 months with his human “soulmate”
For at least four years, a Magellanic penguin named Dindim has traveled thousands of miles from his natural habitat to spend a good chunk of the year with his best friend — a human.
This courageous pup is being credited for saving an entire flock of sheep from impending bushfires in Australia earlier this month.
On New Year’s Eve, Stephen Hill saw the wildfires approaching his sister’s farm in Corryong, Australia sometime around 4:15AM.
Hill and his 6-year-old pup Patsy then rushed over to the farm, hopped onto a 4-wheeler, and rode out to where the sheep were wandering the fields.
World’s Last Known ‘Dinosaur Trees’ Saved From Australian Bushfires Thanks to Determined Firefighters
Conservationists are celebrating the success of a mission to save the world’s last remaining “dinosaur trees” from the Australian bushfires.
The ancient Wollemi Pine was thought to be extinct until a small grouping of the prehistoric trees was discovered in the mountains roughly 124 miles northwest (200 kilometers) of Sydney back in 1996.
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A 12-year-old boy from Pune has joined the fight against ocean pollution. Haaziq Kazi has developed a ship called ‘ERVIS’ which segregates ocean waste from water, and could be a huge step in preserving marine life.
New Zealand has just set a great example to the world by recognizing what animal lovers have known forever- that our furry friends are as sentient as we are, and (obviously, dur) they have feelings just like we do.
It’s a theme we have covered time and again here at True Activist, but this landmark ruling by NZ is the first time this shift in perception and policy has been extended to all animals, not just chimpanzees, orangutans, or dolphins.
Following a unanimous vote at the September meeting of the town council, Glastonbury has become the second town council in the world to be in an Earth Protector town.
It is now part of the programme which will be completed next year on World Earth Day, producing a framework which will then be rolled out globally. Stroud was the first Earth Protector town in the world.
Innovation comes from all ages, and this is further seen in the story of Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz, an eight-year-old girl from Chiapas, Mexico who invented an entirely solar-powered device for heating water. The impact her invention could have on others around the world is immense, and this has inspired the UNAM’s (National Autonomous University of Mexico) Institute of Nuclear Sciences to award her.
To those in developed countries, her invention may not seem all that revolutionary as access to warm or hot water is commonplace, but for those in many other areas of the world, including her town in Mexico, this would be a luxury.
In a race to reforest the desert, Ethiopia just planted 5 times as many trees as India did when it broke the world record two years ago.In an effort to reverse deforestation and desertification (caused primarily by agriculture) African and Asian countries are rapidly planting billions of trees.
In 2017, India broke the Guinness World Record by planting 66 million trees in 12 hours.
Now, Ethiopia has beat that record 5-fold, planting 350 million trees in 12 hours.
With no government funding, the Crazy Horse sculpture will be larger than Mount Rushmore.
About 17 miles from Mount Rushmore, a monument to a Native American hero is finally coming into view.
The mountainside sculpture of Crazy Horse, regarded as one of the most iconic Native Americans of all time, will be even larger than those of the four U.S. presidents at Mount Rushmore.
The monument has been under construction for 70 years and could take another century to complete.
Palm oil consumption — which is already devastating the world’s rainforests — is expected to increase sixfold over the next decade largely because of its newfound-use as a biofuel. Norway’s consumption of palm oil biofuel reached an all-time high last year thanks to laws intended to cut fossil fuel consumption. Read more.
The need for fresh water has pushed humans into exploring new and innovative techniques. For thousands of years, in regions where water is scarce, sometimes using air wells, people have harvested water from the rain, fog or even dew. In Ethiopia, we can witness an upgrade to the age-old technique.Standing 30 ft. tall and 13 ft. wide, the bamboo tower was envisioned by Arturo Vittori and his team, Architecture and Vision. Read more.
Can you imagine seeing a Van Gogh painting sitting right off the freeway on your morning commute or aerial ride? One field in Eagan, Minnesota got exactly this when the 67-year-old artist, Stan Herd, transformed it into Van Gogh’s 1889 “Olive Trees.” Read more.
Brilliant testimony about Trump’s crimes against the States of the Union, our laws, and our international relationships by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, 8th District. THANK YOU Congressman Raskin for speaking out for so many of us and the RULE OF LAW! Read more.
I have always found Mark Twain’s remarks on War powerful, accurate and a cogent plea for people’s hearts to awaken. Please share this with others. ZMH
“It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spread of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun…” Read more.
Image by Autumn Skye.