Our Strength Lies in Our Humanity

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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Storm Dennis: cars swept away by flooding in Wales – video

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Ranulph Fiennes labels trophy hunters 'bullying bastards' and calls for UK import ban

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Drought, bushfires and rainstorms turn Australian rivers black – video

Drought, bushfires and rainstorms turn Australian rivers black – video Ash, along with other detritus, from Australia’s fierce bushfire season is being washed into rivers by heavy rainfall, depriving the rivers of oxygen, killing fish and turning the waters an inky, silty black Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2020/feb/15/drought-bushfires-and-rainstorms-turn-australian-rivers-black-video

NASA Awards Contract to Launch CubeSat to Moon from Virginia

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NASA Invites Media to View Orion Spacecraft for Artemis I Lunar Mission

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PM must prioritise climate or Cop26 will fail, say leading figures

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Plane, train, or automobile? The climate impact of transport is surprisingly complicated

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Tai chi health benefits? What the research says

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How to Optimize Your Headspace on a Mission to Mars

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Protecting indigenous cultures is crucial for saving the world’s biodiversity

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Why the most distant object ever visited looks like a snowman – flyby delivers results

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Anxiety in autistic children – why rates are so high

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Extinction Rebellion escalates disruption of London Fashion Week with 2020 ultimatum

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DreamUp and Nanoracks announce HBCU collaboration with Langston University

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Economical and environmentally friendly solutions on the commercial satellites market

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