Tag Archives: Mother Earth

The Hidden Killer of the High Places

Spending some time in the mountains this year? Then beware the hidden killer of the high places!

UV radiation at altitude image

Planning a climbing, hill-walking or skiing vacation this year? Maybe your home is up there where the air is rarefied? Whether you’re a visitor or a long term resident, you need to take precautions. That clear fresh air conceals a hidden, silent, deadly killer. Continue reading

Nature Doesn’t Need People. . .!

Check out this short but powerful video from Conservation International, one of a series on the same theme called Nature is Speaking.

Moving away from the familiar,emotionally charged images of endangered snow leopards and chopped down rain forests, this and the rest of the series takes an altogther harder line;

Nature doesn’t need people . . . but people need nature.

Julia Roberts speaks as Mother Earth, and one line in particular is especially brutal, socking you in the stomach with a dose of awful reality:

“I have fed species greater than you, and I have starved species greater than you. My oceans. My soil. My flowing streams. My forests. They all can take you, or leave you.”

A must-see for everyone who cares about out planet. And even more so for those who don’t.