Everything is Connected

There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances force us to be.

That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.

On this website I’ll be exploring and adding videos and articles that help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.

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Is racism and bigotry in our DNA?

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Arctic climate change – it’s recent carbon emissions we should fear, not ancient methane ‘time bombs’

Arctic climate change – it’s recent carbon emissions we should fear, not ancient methane ‘time bombs’ Joshua Dean, Author provided The Arctic is predicted to warm faster than anywhere else in the world this century, perhaps by as much as 7°C. These rising temperatures threaten one of the largest long-term stores of carbon on land:…

The Charitables: French brotherhood burying dead since 1188

The Confrérie des Charitables de Saint-Éloi has carried on its duties through war and plague Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage To the sound of a single tolling bell, the brothers of the Confrérie des Charitables de Saint-Éloi, in capes, white gloves and bicornes, lift the coffin from a wooden cart and…

UK coronavirus live: Hancock to unveil five-point plan to ramp up testing

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Is racism and bigotry in our DNA?

Is racism and bigotry in our DNA? BLACKDAY/Shutterstock Is bigotry in our DNA, a remnant of our fear of “the other” way back when that was necessary? If so, why do some battle with their instincts while others embrace them? Peter, 71, Darlington I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be, merit your wonder and awe … if you can become aware of the miraculousness which I symbolise, you can…

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Arctic climate change – it’s recent carbon emissions we should fear, not ancient methane ‘time bombs’

Arctic climate change – it’s recent carbon emissions we should fear, not ancient methane ‘time bombs’ Joshua Dean, Author provided The Arctic is predicted to warm faster than anywhere else in the world this century, perhaps by as much as 7°C. These rising temperatures threaten one of the largest long-term stores of carbon on land: permafrost. Permafrost is permanently frozen soil. The generally cold temperatures in the Arctic keep soils…

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The Charitables: French brotherhood burying dead since 1188

The Confrérie des Charitables de Saint-Éloi has carried on its duties through war and plague Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage To the sound of a single tolling bell, the brothers of the Confrérie des Charitables de Saint-Éloi, in capes, white gloves and bicornes, lift the coffin from a wooden cart and lower it into the ground. Standing over the grave they remove their hats, say “requiescat…

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UK coronavirus live: Hancock to unveil five-point plan to ramp up testing

All the latest news on the UK’s Covid-19 crisis Coronavirus – latest global updates At a glance: summary of key events Asian countries face possible second wave of infections London hospital almost runs out of oxygen See all our coronavirus coverage 11.25am BST Bath City Farm is to use its Facebook page to broadcast live animal feeding from the farm every Saturday morning and keep people in touch with farm…

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UK firms cut staff levels amid covid-19 crisis as cough medicine prices spike – business live

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Secret footage shows calves from Ireland beaten and kicked in France

Secret footage shows calves from Ireland beaten and kicked in France Video by activists appears to show cruel treatment of weeks-old cattle transported on long journeys to Europe for vealFootage which appears to show Irish calves being beaten and kicked at a French feeding station has been published by animal campaign groups.The video, published by Eyes on Animals (EoA) and French welfare organisation L214, appears to show workers repeatedly beating…

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'Thank you Greta': natural solutions to UK flooding climb the agenda

'Thank you Greta': natural solutions to UK flooding climb the agenda People are increasingly looking to restore the soil’s ability to retain water, planting trees and hedges, and creating relief channels to tackle the recurring threat of high waters‘The losses could be profound’: how floods are wreaking havoc on wildlifeThere is ponding on nearly every field in the valley where the rivers Severn and Vyrnwy meet on the English-Welsh border.…

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US coronavirus live: Trump says federal stockpile of protective equipment nearly empty

Trump uses briefing to issue warnings over drug cartels and Iran Florida, Georgia and Mississippi issue stay-home orders Pence: ‘Italy may be most comparable to the US at this point Trump’s media assault rages in midst of coronavirus crisis US officials predict up to 240,000 US coronavirus deaths See all our coronavirus coverage 11.20pm BST Trump said that the federal stockpile of personal protective equipment is nearly empty. “It is,”…

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Australia coronavirus live update: NSW police say lockdown orders will last 90 days as national cases near 5,000 – latest news

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Just 2,000 key NHS staff have been tested, UK government admits

Health officials urged to abandon strict rules hampering introduction of mass testing Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Health officials must abandon strict production rules that are hampering the introduction of mass testing for coronavirus, scientists warned on Wednesday, after the government admitted that just 2,000 of half a million frontline NHS staff have been tested to date. Procedures drawn up by Public Health England describe the precise chemicals and equipment that must be used to test patients. But with specific reagents in short supply, senior researchers told the Guardian that the UK must find alternatives to avoid more delays, with one arguing: “These are not normal times.” Continue reading… https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/01/nhs-rules-hampering-coronavirus-testing-drive-say-scientists

Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow postponed until 2021

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WFIRST Will Use Warped Space-time to Help Find Exoplanets

The NASA mission will identify planets with large orbits, similar to our solar system’s far-flung giants, Uranus and Neptune. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2020-061&rn=news.xml&rst=7628

The Man Who Wanted to Fly on Mars

The Mars Helicopter is riding to the Red Planet this summer with NASA’s Perseverance rover. The helicopter’s chief engineer, Bob Balaram, shares the saga of how it came into being. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2020-062&rn=news.xml&rst=7629