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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To start the day …. “Heather Rooney: She got Starbuck’s concept”!!


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~~December 3, 2015~~ 

REMEMBER WHEN?

Starbucks unveiled its new holiday design – a red cup with the green Starbucks logo – and sparked significant controversy due to its lack of Christmas symbols like reindeer and snowflakes.

Starbucks defended the blank holiday design as welcoming of people’s different stories.

~~SOURCE~~ 

http://www.usnews.com/

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How fickle are we as a society?

How short is our memory?

Is there an element of an attention span deficit?

I wonder.

At least, a young, extremely talented, young lady, HEATHER ROONEY, grasped the idea happily and worked her wonder art.

There’s still hope, I think.

HortyRex©

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Watch 21-Year-Old Self-Taught Artist Heather Rooney Create Unbelievable Portrait Drawings

HEATHER ROONEY

“I am a 21 year old art student.

I create photo-realistic portraits with colored pencil.

You can check out my drawing videos on YouTube!”

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Facebook Timeline

https://www.facebook.com/ilovebeingpuertorican/?fref=ts

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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~~SOURCES~~ 

Where to find/follow her

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

http://instagram.com/heather12ooney

Tumblr

http://heather12ooney4rt.tumblr.com/

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~Drawing on my Starbucks Red Cup~

Christmas Edition

~Published on Dec 1, 2015~

Drawing on my Starbucks cup – Christmas edition!

I don’t mind the Starbucks cup being plain red this year – more room to decorate it with a design representing what Christmas means to me.

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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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~~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 …. “Seth Andrews …. Something Beautiful”!!


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~~November 16, 2015~~ 

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

Why are we so quick to see the ugly …

when we stand before the beautiful?

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Nathan Phelps and Seth Andrews
Posted by Loren Miller on November 9, 2015

~Hang With Friends~

And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews’ best work. Interesting point: rather than Seth’s dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps’ deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor to it, as well as a healthy dose of irony.

www.http://atheistnexus.org/

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These are trying times.

From past history and events to present times.

It doesn’t matter where you look.

It doesn’t matter what beliefs you hold dear or follow.

It doesn’t matter who you follow.

Groups, religions, cultures, societies, races, nations.

What has changed?

What have we learned?

It’s all a mentality of “them versus us”?

Take a look.

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCES~~

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~~SOURCES~~

https://www.facebook.com/seth.andrews.31

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheThinkingAtheist

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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~Something Beautiful~

~Published on Nov 9, 2015~

Why are we so quick to see the ugly … when we stand before the beautiful?

Thanks to Nathan Phelps for lending his voice to this short video.

Thanks to our patrons, who have made its production possible: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

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Resonating Thoughts #2 …. “Declare PEACE: Someone Has to Do It”!!


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~~November 16, 2015~~ 

SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT

Declare World Peace

One syllable, five letters, containing so much grace.
You’d think each single soul would find it easy to embrace.
Whispered in the darkness by those who live in fear.
Shouted from the mountaintops for everyone to hear.

Elusive as the wind that blows it often slips away.
Leaving in its shadow, pain and sorrow in the fray.
Let us join together as we call for war to cease.
Let us all agree to all declare we want world peace.

In every corner of the world in every language known.
Speak the words of peace in every country, every zone.
Add your voice until we drown the noise of hate and war.
Until the sound of peace becomes a loud and thunderous roar.

~Samia Arroyo~

http://www.ideclareworldpeace.org/Poetry.html

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https://www.facebook.com/newbeginningsguatemala/

Definition of “resonating”

Evoke a feeling of shared emotion or belief ….

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~~SOURCES~~ 

http://www.ideclareworldpeace.org/

https://www.facebook.com/DeclarePeace?v=wall

https://plus.google.com/+IdeclareworldpeaceOrg/posts

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Thoughts for today, #286 .… “Where does it hurt? Everywhere …. “


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~~November 16, 2015~~ 

EVERYWHERE

“Later that night
I held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

It answered
everywhere
everywhere
everywhere.”

~Warsan Shire~

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Warsan Shire (born 1988) is a Somali–British writer, poet, editor and teacher. Shire was born in 1988 in Kenya to Somali parents. She immigrated to the United Kingdom aged 1. Shire has a . As of 2015, she primarily resides in London.

Shire has received various awards for her art. In April 2013, she was presented with Brunel University’s inaugural African Poetry Prize, an award earmarked for poets who have yet to publish a full-length poetry collection. She was chosen from a shortlist of six candidates out of a total 655 entries.

In October 2013, Shire was also selected from a shortlist of six young bards as the first Young Poet Laureate for London. The honor is part of the London Legacy Development Corporation’s Spoke program, which focuses on promoting arts and culture in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsan_Shire

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IOTD …. Images of the day, #388 …. “The Love of Reading”!!


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~~November 16, 2015~~ 

THE LOVE OF READING

“I have sometimes dreamt … that when the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards — their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble — the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when He sees us coming with our books under our arms:

“Look, these need no reward.

We have nothing to give them here.

They have loved reading.”

~Virginia Woolf, The Second Common Reader~

http://www.goodreads.com

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https://www.facebook.com/FairiesDragonsAndOtherMythologicalCreatures/?pnref=story

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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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