Newsletter No. 39
Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective
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The first Tarantula species ever found to live in bamboo has been discovered… by wildlife YouTuber 🔗 Link
Record numbers of killer whales have been spotted off Victoria’s coast, including a number of calves 🔗 Link
A new national park has been made in Western Australia, which will protect populations of the endangered (and exceptionally cute) numbat 🔗 Link
A new study has concluded that chemical pollution has passed ‘safe limits’, and now threatens the stability of global ecosystems upon which humanity depends. 🔗 Link
Conservation efforts to support Nepal’s population of the vulnerable greater one-horned rhino have been slow but successful, with populations growing by >600 individuals in the last 60 years 🔗 Link
People across the UK are getting back into nature to help their mental health. New programs have been reconnecting nature reserves with local communities, called ‘green social prescribing’, where people can walk, plant trees, bird watch, and even pond dip to discover fish and newts 🔗 Link
Just how fascinating the inside of a rock can be.
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🌍 Exploring Our World Parhelion in this valley between the mountains
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🚀 Space Timelapse of extensive northern lights shot by French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet
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🐠 Aquatic Life Saving a seahorse
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🚀 Space Clearest ever photo of Jupiter
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Optimism is not the glass half-full. It’s the tap.
@reasonisfun on Twitter, Tweets From Lulie 🚢
It’s easy to get pessimistic about ecological collapse and its complex challenges. But when you dig into the numbers, a different story emerges. It turns out that if humanity invests an extra 2% of Global GDP in developing eco-friendly technologies and infrastructure every year… this would be enough to prevent catastrophic climate change. That’s less than what politicians spent on the military in 2020. And it’s the annual investment that can get us to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.
@harari_yuval on Twitter, It’s Easy to Get Pessimi…
Feedback loops are the force that shapes systems and organizations over time. To understand a complex system, look for its feedback loops. To steer a complex system, initialize a feedback loop.
@fchollet on Twitter, Tweets From François Chollet
I am often surprised by the impact of small practices on my mental health. 5 min a day to admire the open sky. A touch of juniper each climb of the front steps. Why the surprise? As if every human life isn’t founded on tiny seeds and chloroplasts like emerald dust on the seafoam.
@cryptonaturalist on Twitter, Tweets From The CryptoNaturalist