A few years ago Google announced the launch of Project 10 to the 100th, putting $10 million to fund projects that would change the world. They asked for submissions relating to community, environment opportunity, energy , health etc.. with an aim that these ideas would benefit as many people as possible.
I’m quite fascinated by this event. I’m from england so I find it particualy amazing to look at the NASA satellite photograph of the UK showing the ash plume. I also cannot imagine Heathrow with no flights.
It’s funny how nature reminds that with all the technology and engineering in the world we can be thrown into chaos by acts of nature. Perhaps a good reminder of how we are connected to the world we live in.
Floating on dreams and whispers, girls from a West Bank village cool off in the salt-laden waters of the Dead Sea. With its main tributary, the Jordan, at less than a tenth of its former volume, the inland sea has dropped some 70 feet since 1978.
Not only do the largest conservation groups take money from companies deeply implicated in environmental crimes; they have become something like satellite PR offices for the corporations that support them.
Sydney Theatre Company are joining with the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists to present The Wentworth Talks, a series of free bi-monthly presentations and panel discussions at The Wharf led by guest speakers addressing a wide range of topics relating to climate change and the environment. It’s free, but you need to still book yourself a place. Details of the first talk below:
The Wentworth Talks: Peter Cosier The planet is capable of managing carbon, but are we? Monday 8 February at 7.30pm Wharf 1
They say that everyone who finally gets it about climate change has an “Oh, shit” moment–an instant when the full scientific implications become clear and they suddenly realize what a horrifically dangerous situation humanity has created for itself.
”Because Sydney imports the bulk of its vegetables from outside the region many Sydneysiders, feeling increasingly concerned about the issues of food security, food miles and the carbon footprint of imported vegetables compared with locally produced vegetables, may wish to develop strategies to improve the city’s self-sufficiency in vegetable production”