Expressive, passionate, and just a little nervous, Melati, 16, and Isabel, 14, spoke for six minutes about a massive worldwide problem which has been apparent on Balinese beaches and in its surrounding oceans for decades, plastic pollution. Students of Green School Bali, the sisters have grown up on the island, experiencing first-hand how its environment has been progressively trashed.
The narrator brings us words from the COP21 Paris agreement on Climate Change. The photographer shares images in support,
In Trump’s America, where the veneer of American idealism and tolerance has been ripped away to reveal something sickening, my childhood memories have started to morph.
The essence of competition is the expectation that added effort on the part of one party will result in that party getting a larger share of the payoff than the competitors. If he does not, it’s not competition.
Contrary to popular expectations, adding options to a particular choice leads to diminishing returns. And even in America, land of the free and home of democracy, political choices are often anything but free.
They say that “nice” guys, (kind, reliable) finish last; whereas bad guys
(selfish, aggressive) finish first. But many psych-experts will tell you –
and here’s the really big news – there’s as many good people that get
to the top as there are bad people.
So we don’t help, we forget, we let things be. We ignore the children.
I thought of Trump sitting right next to me, having absolutely no clue how extraordinary it was to witness a hummingbird diving into a flower like that.
First I urge all people and organizations involved and interested in energy and its impact on the environment and the human race to get educated. Obtain your information from a variety of sources not just the media. Use government, industry and scientific sources to read up on the subject. Next look at where you and your family use energy and products derived from petroleum in your daily life.
I’ve actually heard people saying that poppies and Remembrance Day itself on November 11th are meant to glorify war. There couldn’t be anything farther from the truth.