This good Earth according to Attenborough
STRANGE and hopeful it is that, at the age of 94 years, David Attenborough looks back at the Earth whose cause he has documented fervently.Attenborough, a historian of nature, is back doing what he is good at: showing us how beautiful our planet is and how ugly we have made its future. Interestingly, for all the warnings of gloom and catastrophic future, Attenborough does something original—not to be a prophet a doom but a companion in looking for ways to heal the environment around us.All this is in a documentary released by Netflix, called Life on Our Planet.Attenborough takes us, at the ope...
Asteroid On Course To Collide With Earth The Day Before Election, Says Neil DeGrasse Tyson, But Won’t Do Harm
There is a strong chance that an asteroid on course to collide with Earth will hit the day before the presidential election, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson — but don’t worry. At the size of a refrigerator, it’s not big enough to do any harm.The astrophysicist took to social media to share the news, and probably gave his followers a momentary panic attack. “Asteroid 2018VP1, a refrigerator-sized space-rock, is hurtling towards us at more than 40,000 km/hr. It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov 2, the day before the Presidential Election,” the post started.Luckily, he followed with the next sentence: “...
They enjoy imitating their parents
Josephine Mutesi is a former beauty queen; Miss Earth, under which she drummed up support to save mother Earth through planting trees and reducing, reusing, or recycling waste. Today, with her brother Joseph Banzuma are medical representatives of Planet and Phillips pharmaceuticals respectively.JosephineHow would you describe Joseph?Joseph is a respectful, innovative, cheerful and and honest gentleman.What is your earliest memory of him?The day he got his first job, I saw a happy determined young man.What nickname did you have for him?While growing up, my dad and grandfather (may his soul rest...
The Earth has deadline, and we are rapidly approaching it
As the liturgy of the Days of Awe reminds us, “Teach us to number our days, thus we become wise of heart” (Psalms 90:12). The Climate Clock launched this week in Manhattan intends to do just that: Teach us to number our days.On Rosh Hashanah the iconic Metronome clock in Union Square was repurposed as a giant climate clock, an 80-foot-wide digital display that keeps track of our remaining time in which to take urgent action on climate change. As East Coast Jews turned to pray the afternoon Mincha service at 3:20 p.m., the message “The Earth has a deadline” appeared on the display, followed by ...
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Every 250th person on Earth already contracted coronavirus
By TrendThe number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide increased by 2.2 million in the past seven days, to more than 32.2 million or 0.4% of the Earth’s total population, Trend reports citing TASS.The number of the so-called active cases – patients who are currently infected – continues to rise rapidly, increasing by about 500,000 this week. Active cases account for 23.3% of the overall case count.The percentage of recoveries remained practically unchanged during the past seven days, increasing from 68% to slightly less than 69%. A total of 1.7 million patients recovered in the repo...
Fall equinox: Pagasa says longer nights are here
Nights would be longer after the autumnal equinox, which marks nearly equal lengths for light and dark, on Tuesday (Sept. 22).An equinox happens only twice a year—autumnal and spring—when the Earth tilts on its axis while rotating around the sun.The autumnal equinox occurred at 9:31 p.m on Tuesday.According to the weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the fall equinox has no effect on the weather, but signals the start of longer nights “as the sun moves below the celestial equator toward the southern hemisphere.”The sun will rise ...
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NASA and ESA plan to protect Earth from asteroid
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-09-17 02:39NASA and the European Space Agency teamed up on Tuesday on a project to protect the Earth from being hit by an asteroid.Video by Brian Chang© Copyright 2020 China Daily Information Company. All Rights Reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Opinion: We need massive societal change if we’re going to survive and thrive on Earth
Illustration by Kelsey KingSeptember 11, 2020 — My parents tell me that as a kid I spent hours sprinting around our backyard making strange noises as part of my imaginary adventures fighting space pirates or finding dragons. I pulled from the science-fiction and fantasy books I was obsessed with to create worlds I’d roam through for hours. My mom recalls looking out the living room window, shaking her head at my weirdness, and ultimately leaving me to my own devices.I learned a lot from these forays into imaginary worlds, but perhaps the most important lesson was that assuming that the future ...
Climate change is the greatest challenge to life on Earth
The environmental challenges that our planet is facing are increasing year after year. Earth is entering a new phase of danger, where the negative impacts of climate change are becoming more deadly than the many diseases that humankind has experienced throughout the ages.Millions of lives will be threatened if temperatures continue to rise, in addition to the serious risks posed by emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.Since time immemorial, people have worked together to manage epidemics through developments in the field of medicine and preventive measures that have enabled t...
Learning about Earth's past through the microscope
By Xing Yi in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated: 2020-08-28 07:38While visitors are most awed by the huge skeletons of dinosaurs or mammoths in the Shanghai Natural History Museum, researcher Zhou Baochun finds the world presented to him by the microscope far more intriguing.A paleontologist of the museum, Zhou primarily studies fossils of the ostracoda, a type of crustacea that has been living at the bottom of ocean floors for millions of years.He says that these tiny creatures, more commonly known as seed shrimp, are important in the study of the ocean's ancient climates."For most of my caree...