In 1961 something happened that changed the world. A man’s anger transformed into something more than impotent indignation. His rage found a footing in the hearts of others, it ignited that part of us all that is repulsed by injustice and hurt, it gathered strength that knew no boundaries of state or race.
In 1961 one man’s anger became Amnesty International.
25 years ago it was Chernobyl, today – as if celebrating that anniversary – it’s Fukushima.
But a new report from the WorldWatch Insititute now shows that for the first time energy output from renewable energies such as wind, solar and biomass set-ups, has exceeded the global output of nuclear energy.
Everyone’s had a song stuck in their head at one time or another, well it seems that whales do to, says a study from the University of Queensland.
80% of the world’s population live on less than the equivalent of US$10 a day.
I discovered this statistic a couple of days ago, taken out of a 2008 World Bank Development Report. And the breakdown of these numbers get even more shocking.
Given that the world was meant to end last week and we are all looking forward to the end of the Mayan Calendar next year I thought I’d repost an old entry that hasn’t been up on One Small World yet. Enjoy…
‘I want to begin by saying that I am not religious, nor have I ever been religious. I don’t hate religion but I have always considered the Western religions to be pock-holed with hypocrisy, protected by defensive logic and the great purveyor of intolerance. Many people’s faith is true but it seems to me that far too many involved in the machine of God use the institutionalised power to abuse and control.
Following up on a curiosity regarding the use of bananas as a unit of radiation – Banana Equivalent Dose (check it out) – led me on to an even more intriguing little tidbit that at first horrified me, then bewildered me and finally left me with a resigned appreciation for insurance brokers’ ability to seep all colour out of our existence.
Meet the Micromort.
It seems like the last few years have been good for Teleportation.
2009 saw the first successful teleportation of single particle information changes by the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) in the US.
Do you remember the first place that felt like Home?
For many people it will be the house/s of their childhood, spaces of palpable warmth and security, surrounded by a loving family. It was firm and fixed and was only as mobile as the family that personified it.