To start the day …. “Climate Change: Open Letter to World Leaders”!!


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~~December 7, 2015~~ 

OPEN LETTER TO WORLD LEADERS

2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 is being held in Le Bourget, Paris, from November 30 to December 11.

It is the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference

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2498 academics from 75 countries signed this Open Letter calling for world leaders meeting in Paris to do what is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Prominent signatories include Noam Chomsky, Naomi Oreskes, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Michael E. Mann, Ursula Oswald Spring, Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, and Peter Singer.

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Open Letter from Academics to World Leaders ahead of the Paris Climate Conference 2015

Some issues are of such ethical magnitude that being on the correct side of history becomes a signifier of moral character for generations to come. Global warming is such an issue.

Indigenous peoples and the developing world are least responsible for climate change, least able to adapt to it, and most vulnerable to its impacts. As the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris approaches, the leaders of the industrialized world shoulder a grave responsibility for the consequences of our current and past carbon emissions.

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Yet it looks unlikely that the international community will mandate even the greenhouse gas reductions necessary to give us a two thirds chance of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. At the moment, even if countries meet their current non-binding pledges to reduce carbon emissions, we will still be on course to reach 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.

This is profoundly shocking, given that any sacrifice involved in making those reductions is far overshadowed by the catastrophes we are likely to face if we do not: more extinctions of species and loss of ecosystems; increasing vulnerability to storm surges; more heatwaves; more intense precipitation; more climate related deaths and disease; more climate refugees; slower poverty reduction; less food security; and more conflicts worsened by these factors.

Given such high stakes, our leaders ought to be mustering planet-wide mobilization, at all societal levels, to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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We undersigned concerned academics, researchers and scientists from around the world recognize the seriousness of our environmental situation and the special responsibility we owe our communities, future generations, and our fellow species.

We will strive to meet that responsibility in our educational and communicative endeavors.

We call upon our leaders to do what is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change. With just as much urgency, we call upon our fellow citizens to hold their leaders responsible for vigorously addressing global warming.

For the full list of signatories please see below.

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http://globalclimatechangeweek.com/open-letter/

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~~SOURCES~~ 

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/

https://twitter.com/ClimateReality

https://www.facebook.com/ClimateReality?_rdr=p

https://www.instagram.com/ClimateReality/

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~Open Letter to World Leaders~

~Published on Sep 24, 2015~

Around the world, people from all walks of life are standing together to demand a strong climate agreement in Paris and a healthy future for the planet. When the world speaks with one voice, our leaders have to listen.

So we’ve put together this Open Letter with one very clear message: DEAR WORLD LEADERS: TAKE CLIMATE ACTION NOW.

People from around the world are affected by climate change today – right now. And they’re calling out to world leaders to demand real action this year at the UN climate talks in Paris.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #397 …. “Derek and the Irwins”!!


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~~November 28, 2015~~ 

A PROUD MOMENT FOR ALL

Bindi Irwin wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’

I love this picture!

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‘My life has been changed’

She’s been the favorite to win since the first week of the competition , and now Bindi Irwin is the official dancing queen of “Dancing With the Stars.”

“Oh, my God! We won!” she exclaimed Tuesday night after beating out her biggest dance-floor rival, Nick Carter.

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Terri Irwin,  Robert Irwin … and now, Derek Hough

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/to-start-the-day-bindi-and-derek-winners-of-dwts-season-21/

~~MORE PICTURES~~ 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3334804/Bindi-Irwin-cuddles-lookalike-brother-heads-home-following-DWTS-win.html

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To start the day …. “Bindi and Derek: Winners of DWTS Season 21″!!


 

~~November 25, 2015~~ 

AND THE WINNERS ARE ….. 

Bindi Irwin wins Dancing with the Stars with performance dedicated to father

I’m a very happy camper.

I’m so very happy that Bindi and Derek won the mirrored trophy. Their effort, dedication, talent and energy showed throughout Season 21.

Bindi is a a breath of fresh air, poor unabashed joy.

Her love of her family shone through the 11 weeks that the show lasted.

I’m excited for her and Derek.

I will miss waiting for every Monday to watch the “next dance”. Thank you Bindi, thank you Derek.

Unforgettable season.

HortyRex©

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The 17-year-old daughter of Steve Irwin says show has ‘changed her life’ as she is announced winner of the US reality show with partner Derek Hough. They triumphed in the final of the reality TV show on Tuesday night, November 25, 2015.
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The pair got a perfect score of 30 for their final dance routine and brought audience members to tears.

“Thank you so much for everything.

I can’t believe I’m here.

Thank you for changing my life,” Irwin said.

Irwin, who like her her father Steve Irwin works as a conservationist and a TV presenter, has been impressing audiences with her dancing flair during the past three months.

Steve Irwin died in 2006 after a stingray stuck its barb into his heart, and his daughter’s final Dancing with the Stars performance on Monday, November 23, 2015,  was dedicated to him.

First she and Hough danced quickstep to Dr. Bones, by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and then moved to a freestyle dance to Footprints in the Sand, by Leona Lewis.

In a video intro to the dance, Hough said: “It reminds me of where you’re from and your dad always being there no matter what.”

Irwin said: “I’ve tried to just remember his strength, knowing that Dad is kind of still with me.”

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/nov/25/bindi-irwin-wins-dancing-with-the-stars-with-performance-dedicated-to-father

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~~SECOND GALLERY …. MANY MEMORIES~~ 

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#ToStartTheDay #DancingWithTheStars #DWTS #BindiIrwin #DerrekHough #Winners #MirroredTrophy #24HourFusion#PerfectScore #ABCTelevision #Perfection #Flawless #Australia #AudienceInTears #FootprintsInTheSand #EmotionalPerformance #InMemory #LateFather #SteveIrwin #OutpouringEmotion #WipingEyes #ClemBastow

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~~Cha Cha -Argentine Tango Fusion Week 11~~

DWTS Season 21 Week 11 Part 2

~Published on Nov 24, 2015~

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough Dance Cha Cha – Argentine Tango Fusion –
(Mirrorball Finale)

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

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At the end of the day …. “Bindi and Derek’s Freestyle: DWTS”!!


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~~November 24, 2015~~ 

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

I’ve been following this season with more enthusiasm than ever before. From the day Season 21 started, I’ve been following, admiring and rooting for Bindi.

Last night, the freestyle which Derek choreographed for her was simply amazing and unforgettable.

She has been consistent in her performances. She has improved so much as the weeks have passed. She seems to be older than her years. The support of her family and loved ones has been remarkable. The presence of her father, Steve, has been quite notable.

Tonight is the night.

I’m holding my breath because I really hope she wins the mirrored trophy.

I found this YouTube video which shows the complete evolution, the practice, the reasoning, the performance and the judging of the dance.

I think it’s worth a watch.

HortyRex©

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Bindi Irwin reduces Dancing With The Stars audience to tears as she breaks down during emotional performance in memory of her late father Steve

BIANCA SOLDANI FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

There was hardly a dry eye in the Dancing With The Stars arena on Monday night after frontrunner Bindi Irwin took to the stage for a heartfelt tribute dance.

The Australian teenager couldn’t keep her composure and fell sobbing into the arms of her partner Derek Hough, after a childhood image of herself with her late father Steve flashed up at the end of her sequence.

The judging panel and studio audience members were visibly moved by the outpouring of emotion and many were seen wiping their eyes.

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(more pictures included)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3331397/Bindi-Irwin-reduces-Dancing-Stars-audience-tears-breaks-emotional-performance-memory-late-father-Steve.html#ixzz3sSOolizB

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#AtTheEndOfTheDay #DancingWithTheStars #DWTS #BindiIrwin #DerrekHough #Freestyle #PerfectScore #ABCTelevision #Perfection #Flawless #FootprintsInTheSand #BiancaSoldani #DailyMail #Australia #AudienceInTears #EmotionalPerformance #InMemory #LateFather #SteveIrwin #OutpouringEmotion #WipingEyes

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~Bindi & Derek- Freestyle~

DWTS Season 21 Finale

(11-23-15)

~Published on Nov 23, 2015~

Bindi & Derek- Freestyle – DWTS Season 21 Finale

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At the end of the day …. “DWTS: Bindi and Derek’s “Argentine Tango”!!


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~~November 12, 2015~~ 

THROWBACK THURSDAY 

See Bindi Irwin tango with the vampire on Dancing With the Stars

I know, I know …. Halloween is long gone.

We are already in mid-November.

Yet, I’ve been featuring some of Bindi Irwin’s awesome dancing and this one needs to be included.

For Halloween, Bindi and Derek danced the Argentine Tango.

Quite the choreography, matey!

Great dancing, lots of fun.

Hope you enjoy it.

HortyRex©

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Bindi Irwin and pro partner Derek Hough take on Halloween on Dancing With The Stars on Monday night (October 26, 2015) in Hollywood.

Team Crikey performed an Argentine Tango, which earned them a total of 30 points from the judges, topping the leaderboard!

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Though Bindi bared her fangs throughout, it was more likely her on-point routine that earned her and Hough their perfect score from the judges’ panel rather than her ability to channel her evil side.

Watch Bindi become an adorable vampire queen in the accompanying video.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/27/dancing-stars-bindi-irwin-halloween-dance

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#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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Bindi Irwin & Derek’s “ArgentineTango”

Week 7  DWTS Season 21

(Halloween Night)

Published on Oct 27, 2015

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough – ‘Vampire Queen’ Argentine Tango

It’s hard to overstate just how dedicated and positive Bindi is.

Derek’s words here give us a hint:

“Since it’s Halloween, I’ll leave you with a story that is simultaneously gross and indicative of how awesome Bindi is. Yesterday, she had her socks off and my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw her feet.

Three of her toenails have fallen off, she had huge blisters all over and bruises on her knees.

It was not pretty!

She was like, “Oh, yeah, they fell off yesterday. That one was bleeding last night.” I was like, “Bindi, you gotta tell me.” And she was like, “Oh, it’s nothing.” I said, “No, I gotta know when you’re hurting.” She was like, “No, really, I’m fine. It’s not a big deal.”

I’ve had partners who needed to take a 20-minute break if it’s one little blister.

Bindi is a badass.”

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. “Lovebites: Out On A First Date”!!


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~~October 26, 2015~~ 

OUT ON A FIRST DATE

Award Winning Animated Short

Check out this fantastic award winning CGI Animated short film about Cecil the praying mantis, who goes on his first date!

Created by the talented Agaki Bautista, Aram Davern, Michael De Caria, Jonathon Iskov, Peter Lam and Doug Walker.

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For more information, please see the details and links below

Software used: Maya and Zbrush/Arnold Renderer/Nuke

Contact info for the team

Lovebites Facebook page: (http://facebook.com/lovebitesshortfilm)

Made at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment Sydney

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http://yougameplay.com/v/CGI-Award-Winning-Animated-Shorts-Lovebites-by-Lovebites-Team/UC-1rx8j9Ggp8mp4uD0ZdEIA/katIJ9Oabb8#sthash.jPyIU8FC.dpuf

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“Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.”

~Alysha Speer~

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#ToStartTheDay #Lovebites #OutOnFirstDate #AwardWinningAnimatedShort #CecilThePrayingMantis #AgakiBautista #AramDavern #MichaelDeCaria #JonathonIskov #PeterLam #DougWalker #FantasticAwardWinning #CGIAnimatedShortFilm #AcademyOfInteractiveEntertainmentSydney #Quote #AlyshaSpeer

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To start the day …. “Bindi & Derek’s Rumba …. Dirty Dancing”!!


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~~October  21, 2015~~ 

BINDI AND DEREK’S RUMBA

I can not believe that due to technical difficulties I wasn’t able to watch Monday’s DWTS episode “Famous Dance” night!

I will have to wait until I can watch “on demand”, on Hulu or on ABC.com.

I have to wait several days to be able to watch it.

However, I searched and found this awesome video and the news that Bindi and Derek danced to a “Dirty Dancing” scene.

And better yet, nailed a perfect score.

WootWoot!

Way to go!

I’m rooting for you both.

HortyRex©

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Bindi Irwin pulls off perfect score as she nails Dirty Dancing routine on DWTS

BINDI Irwin has done what most girls have always wanted to do and recreated the iconic dance from hit movie Dirty Dancing — and pulled off a perfect score too.
Irwin and her dance partner Derek Hough performed the routine on the US series of Dancing With the Stars.

The routine went off without a hitch and clearly impressed the judges who all gave the couple a 10/10.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/bindi-irwin-pulls-off-perfect-score-as-she-nails-dirty-dancing-routine-on-dwts/story-fn8yvfst-1227576010272

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~Bindi Irwin Recreates The Lift~

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Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough Recreate Dirty Dancing’s Iconic Water Lift Scene

The 17-year-old wildlife expert has become season 21’s front runner and fan-favorite, thanks to her impressive dance skills, her seemingly endless supply of positive energy and effortless chemistry with partner Derek Hough.

And for their upcoming dance on Monday night, Bindi and Derek are set to pay homage to one of film’s most iconic moments, recreating Dirty Dancing’s “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” routine as part of the ABC reality hit’s “Famous Dance” night.

The duo is definitely taking this theme and performance seriously as E! News has photos of Bindi and Derek practicing their lifts … by recreating the 1987 hit film’s iconic water scene in a Los Angeles lake!

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“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.eonline.com/news/707332/bindi-irwin-and-derek-hough-recreate-dirty-dancing-s-iconic-water-lift-scene-check-out-the-adorable-pics

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I love this girl!

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~Bindi & Derek’s Rumba~

Dancing With The Stars

~Published on Oct 19, 2015~

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough dance the Rumba to “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (From Dirty Dancing) on Dancing With The Stars’ Famous Dances Night

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