Emma’s Blog, For The Love Of Facts, is a very new one and yet it’s not. Emma was blogging under the name of Perse before on Far Beyond The Stars. For a long time she has been writing amazing guest posts for me and I’m thrilled to witness her new journey with her new blog. I am really excited that Emma will continue to write posts for me on occasion and that I can feature one of her great posts today. I hope you will enjoy it just as much as I did… Continue reading
Emma’s Blog, For The Love Of Facts, is a very new one and yet it’s not. Emma was blogging under the name of Perse before on Far Beyond The Stars. For a long time she has been writing amazing guest posts for me and I’m thrilled to witness her new journey with her new blog. I am really excited that Emma will continue to write posts for me on occasion and that I can feature one of her great posts today. I hope you will enjoy it just as much as I did…
… That piranhas bark? From anecdotes and observational research, scientists have known for a while that red-bellied piranhas make bark-like noises when caught by fishermen. Upon further examination, a team of Belgian scientists found that they make three distinctive types of vocalization in different situations.
It’s done. We have reached it. As of today, we humans have used as much from nature in 2016 as our planet can renew in a whole year. Nothing will seem to change for many of us between today and tomorrow, but collectively we are draining Earth’s capacity to provide. Overshoot Day is a red light warning of trouble ahead — and it is flashing five days earlier than it did last year (Aug. 13); eleven days earlier than the year before (Aug.19).
Some interesting information about how our Earth breathes over a year…
Talking about nature and it being amazing: Human bodies are pretty amazing too…
It has started again. One of the cruelest things done by human kind. One of the things that make me so sad and frustrated. I feel numb as there is not much I can do. I’m too much of a coward to head over there and throw me between those monsters and their helpless victims. Too much of a coward to be as brave (maybe extreme) as the Sea Shepherds. So I feel I do nothing. I feel I have blood on my hands too because I know it’s happening again. Nothing I can do but share the sad fact that this sick and cruel tradition is still going on. When will it ever stop??? When will it be forbidden? When will we realize that traditions like that have no room in this world anymore?
So there it is: Temperatures are going crazy all over the planet, for most of this year already. Winter in Europe was close to non-existing, fall over here too warm. Climate change not happening? I know that there are some of you who do believe that it’s all blabla. I don’t. I believe that we are heading into big changes that will have a massive impact on us. Maybe not on you and me and hopefully not on our children but further down the line. Storms are getting more and more extreme, heatwaves, the fires that come along with it and extreme colds killing people almost every year. Reefs are dying and species after species are getting extinct. Is this really the world we want to leave behind?
Spare a moment to figure out if you’d like creatures like the beautiful turtle above to be around for the grandchildren of our grandchildren to be seen swimming in our oceans. Turtles, crocodiles, sharks and whales have been around for millions of years and yet, we manage to bring them to the brink of extinction… Let’s spare the future generation from missing out on so many beautiful things we still enjoy.
“It is not too late to save the reef. But it will take courage and leadership to make the kinds of decisions necessary to do it. The alternative will mean we’ll be explaining to our grandchildren that we had the chance to save this natural wonder – but we were too selfish to take it.” – Tim Flannery on the dying of the Great Barrier Reef (see link to article above)