(p.s. Edward Abbey liked the nickname “Cactus Ed.”)
I thought this was interesting. Shows how we value certain animals over others.
Paul Kuczynski – more paintings that question various aspects of our society. Many of them have to do with what we’ve been talking about in class.
70-year-old is rescued after surviving for 6 days in the Austrian Alps on a chocolate bar and glacial water. What’s the first thing he says? “I’d like a beer, please!” The man, who is from the southeast of Germany, had been touring by himself the Schrankogel mountain in the central eastern Alpine region of Stubai without the safety of a rope. Rescuers are shocked that he survived for so long.
This article articulates the findings of scientists, who believe that the global environmental changes that we are observing are irreversible and will forever change the ecology of the earth. The size of the human population is estimated to be 9.3 Billion by the year 2050. Our planet’s natural resources and biodiversity simply cannot handle this. The article suggests that we must have “significant reductions in world population growth and per-capita resource use, more efficient energy use, less reliance on fossil fuels and stepped-up efforts to protect the parts of Earth that have so far escaped human dominance” in order to alter this outcome. I think this article is important to remember in our sustainability efforts on campus and in our daily lives. On a small scale each person is able to accomplish a lot, and together, hopefully we can accomplish to avoid this perceived ‘inevitable’.
A coal power station in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Martin Meissner / Associated Press)
You may have seen this posted on Yahoo or Google, but I was sent this through an email. I couldn’t believe what I saw! I thought this would be a funny for everyone to see. Ok, not that funny since he was hurt, but I just didn’t see it coming! A mountain biker in Africa is jumped by a native antelope.