- 12/10/2016Dacoma (the yellow flowers) tree, Haar Singhaar (the pink belles) creeper, a Ficus tree and hairdo of a female Elephant Palm with others this autumn :) @Aurorasa Sima @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
- 12/10/2016@Sara Jacobovici, @Ali Anani,
Comments12/10/2016 #1 Ali AnaniAmazing post with fantastic illustrations. The video showing the trees bonding to each other is superb. I am amazed to read this line also "Mother trees recognize kin and send them “messages of wisdom” as I published a hour ago ""Nuggets of Wisdom" mostly extracted from comments on my buzzes on trees. Thank you so much for this share and tagging me. I shared this buzz very proudly. A must read
- 11/10/2016Obama Sets Goal to Send Humans to Mars by 2030sabcnews.go.com President Obama is setting his sights on Mars, writing in a new Op-Ed on CNN that the United States is partnering with private companies to send humans on an expedition to Mars and back by the 2030s. The president said the ultimate goal is to make...
- 21/07/2016The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and Humans
In 2016 the bees are still dying in masses. Which at first seems not very important until you realize that one-third of all food humans consume would disappear with them. Millions could starve. The foes bees face are truly horrifying – some are a direct consequence of human greed. We need to help our small buzzing friends or we will face extremely unpleasant consequences.The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and Humans In 2015 the bees are still dying in masses. Which at first seems not very important until you realize that one third of all food humans consume would...
Comments08/10/2016 #5 Andrew PorterWell done @Emilia M. Ludovino another beBee bee highlighting the importance of our humble bee and why they are on the decline, this buzz is relevant to the one I did a couple of days ago which can be viewed here;
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@andrew-porter/our-namesakes-the-humble-bee-and-how-we-can-help08/10/2016 #4 Miguel López de la Oliva#3 Un placer, Emilia. Lo ví en Youtube y me pareció muy adecuado para entender en apenas 6 minutos los motivos de las muertes de las abejas y su importancia para el ecosistema. Te dejo un post que escribí hace unos meses sobre este tema. ;)
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@miguel-lopez-de-la-oliva/sharp-savethebees-sharp-salvemosalasabejas08/10/2016 #2 Pamela L. WilliamsThank you for sharing such an important message Emilia. When I was pursuing my Environmental Science degrees I did a lot research on Colony Collapse Disorder. and it horrifying what is happening to the bee populations. On a positive note; there are some developing nations that are building their honey production. This had the added benefit of increasing bee populations. Since some of these regions are not as yet subjected to the high use of agriculture chemicals the bees are able to remain healthy and reproduce. It is sad to think that we may eventually have to have 'no chemical' zones in order to build bee populations, which would then need to be transported to agriculture areas to pollinate the crops. That is already occurring in the US. . California must import bees to pollinate their Almond and flower crops.
- Producer05/10/2016Our namesakes the Humble Bee.....and how we can help!!We bees are doing our best to pollinate the enhancement of beBee, but what about our namesake the humble bee who is very much on the decline in areas all around the world, bees are a very important insect because they pollinate a third of everything...
Comments08/10/2016 #33 Andrew PorterThanks for some more relevant information Pamela and the link which is a great way of pointing out that one is against the use of these products, although banned from use on flowering crops by the EU in 2013 and opposed by the UK government, the NFU (National Farmers Union) in this country succeeded in getting a temporary lifting ban in 2015, but this year's application was not granted the NFU have said they will continue to apply for emergency use of these pesticides.... https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/13/mps-vote-against-emergency-use-of-banned-bee-harming-pesticides08/10/2016 #30 Pamela L. WilliamsAndrew, for those in the U.S. and maybe even internationally, the Natural Resource Defense Council has started a campaign to stop the manufacture of neonicotinoids, which is a pesticide known to have kill bees. In many countries the use of this pesticide has been banned but the U.S. continues to be a major customer. If you follow this link and do to the bottom of the post you can join the campaign by allowing the NRDC to send a letter on your behalf to the major importer of this product. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/buzz-about-colony-collapse-disorder. SAVE THE BEES! Stop the use of neonicotinoids in the U.S!!!07/10/2016 #26 Jena BallNice piece on the plight of real bees and what BeBee bees and do about it. I will post to my educator forums as well since all my programs include projects to teach kids kindness and give them a chance to make a difference in the real world. Wouldn't it be great to include helping bees as part of one of those projects?07/10/2016 #19 Aurorasa Sima#18 Creatures adapt. If you would put a person from hundreds of years ago in our environment, they´d probably die from air pollution. That´s not a reason to stop caring or fighting. It´s a legit reason for hope.
The cynic in my says that we overestimate the importance of our short-lived existence in the big picture. It might be too ambitious to think we could destroy the earth.07/10/2016 #14 Aurorasa Sima#11 Love that, Andrew. I try to buy as much organic as I can. If you mean this article: I´ve read it (ages ago (; ) https://entomologytoday.org/2015/10/13/glyphosate-acetamiprid-low-toxicity-honey-bees-2/
- 03/10/2016@Melissa Hefferman, @Deb Helfrich, @Pascal Derrien, @Joel Anderson, @Lisa Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Milos Djukic, @Aurorasa Sima, @Ali Anani, @CityVP Manjit, @Sushmita Thakare Jain, @Irene Hackett, @Savvy Raj, @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira, @Hans Dholakia, @Ian Weinberg, @Dean Owen, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Charles David Upchurch, @John White, MBA, @John Vaughan,Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein A Short Film Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation,...
Comments03/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa SimaI love the movie and I love the message. As well as the idea of sacred economics. One can argue that it´s easily possible to leave money society and live autarkic somewhere where it´s allowed or if we can afford to buy our own land.
Thank you for sharing this video and it´s important message.
Charles Eisenstein accepts gifts in form of PayPal payments and credit card payments on his website. One-time or recurring. It´s not as easy as it seems.
- 02/10/2016I intend to walk a path of peace; a path with heart. Won't you join me? (This photo is from the front entrance of our Apartment complex - such a blessing!)
- 01/10/2016We rely on plants for food and for our health....122 compounds have been identified in modern medicines that derive from plants, but there are also plants that can seriously harm us as seen and documented on this video!10 Plants That Could Kill You Let’s face it, plants aren’t really scary. They’re certainly not going to chase you down and bite your neck like a lion might do. But, that doesn’t mean...
- 01/10/2016@David B. Grinberg @Lisa Gallagher @Phil Friedman @Milos Djukic Affinity Networking/Freewill Are On The LineBees added to US endangered species list for the first timewww.theguardian.com Seven types of the yellow-faced or masked bees once found in great numbers in Hawaii are under threat, federal officials...
Comments01/10/2016 #2 Andrew PorterPollinators in peril...some diverse comments at the end of this article, for one I don't think its the web of life! this is happening to bees in numerous places, whether it's loss of habitat or through pesticides more needs to be done to sustain these essential pollinating insects.
- 30/09/2016"Freeman said he doesn’t wear the beekeeper’s hat and veil because the bees do not sting him, joking that the protective gear is “for people who can’t resonate” with the bees."~
- 27/09/2016The story Naomi told in Shock Therapy still unfolds - act & shareCall on the Sri Lankan government to respect land rightsact.oxfam.org Farmers and fisher folk have lived on their land in Paanama village, Sri Lanka for generations – until they were forcibly evicted by the military overnight. The land they used to grow crops on is now being retained by the government to be used for...
- 26/09/2016@Milos Djukic, @Sara Jacobovici, @Ali Anani, @CityVP Manjit, @Savvy Raj, @Irene Hackett, @Liesbeth Leysen, @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015, @Melissa Hefferman, @Pascal Derrien, @Deb Helfrich, @Hans Dholakia, @Ian Weinberg, @Lisa Gallagher, @Daniel Donachie, @Luizia Patrício, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Peter van Doorn, @Gerald Hecht, @Joel Anderson
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Comments02/10/2016 #20 Lisa GallagherInteresting video @Chas Wyatt, finally had a chance to watch. It does have a lot of conspiracy theories, I remember watching a few about the Rothschilds before. But the message that's conveyed about those who have too much power and our planet is spot on. Thanks for sharing!02/10/2016 #19 Dean OwenPinch of salt. Far fetched conspiracy theories suggesting a global domination agenda instigated by the Rockefellers, Carnegies and Rothschilds. That said, I do agree with some of the prognosis. The Fed has too much power/we need to get off a centralised grid/own our own water etc.27/09/2016 #17 Deb HelfrichWhat a vast overview of problems, reasons for problems, and a relatively doable solution - get involved.
If at any point you feel compelled to stop, why not click forward to the next section? Or challenge yourself to entertain explanations that make you uncomfortable.
- 23/09/2016@Joel Anderson, http://inhabitat.com/375-members-of-national-academy-of-sciences-pen-open-letter-on-the-serious-risks-of-climate-change/
- Producer22/09/2016One Earth: A manifesto on Climate Change/Global Warming and doing things differentlyThe intrahuman/interhuman logjam we face in addressing a real or imagined, natural or manmade, clear or not so clear, present or maybe a non-existent danger associated with an international Grand Challenge and our Earths Ecosystem. An opinion...
Comments05/10/2016 #23 Joel AndersonHere is to all the original, creative maladjusted non-conformist out there. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists … Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted,” Martin Luther King Jr.04/10/2016 #22 Joel Anderson#21 "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
Charles Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities”04/10/2016 #21 Gordon Pye#18 There is probably no real chance of even getting my ideas onto the sustainability agenda, I’m a bit like John Harrison and his marine clock up against the astronomers of the Longitude Board. It would appear that we have regressed back into the 18th century as far as innovation in science and engineering are concerned, perhaps they have once again become the sole domain of a quasi-religious elite ? https://nollyprott.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/electric-cars/03/10/2016 #19 Gordon PyeCheck this out, UK preserved railways are carrying on this tradition, I myself have to skills to emulate it with trucks and cars ! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/locomotion-an-essay-on-sustainability & what is really needed is a new set of standard designs incorporating best practice !27/09/2016 #16 Harvey Lloyd#14 My concern is not only daughters but grandchildren also. The world i am in, is a world i have developed a wisdom to navigate within. Unfortunately my grandchildren will start with youthful bliss. Their voices wont be heard until years later. It may be to late. Boomers have a responsibility to look to the future and steer our planet in a direction that allows for their success also. I am still hung up on the catalyst part. We typically don't change as a planet unless massive pain is felt across a large portion of people. History is full of these catalysts and the great change that came from the pain.
I believe Boomers want the change but are unwilling to suffer the change themselves. I can attest this because i find myself wanting the change, but in a way that i am not eating cat food.
The first step is always the hardest, and the outcome we perceive within that step is not always the one we wind up with. But the first step of real dialogue is long overdue.27/09/2016 #15 Joel Anderson#13 Thanks @Gordon Pye for your response. As I said on the other hive, Moonshots are never easy. I am not the smartest nut on the tree and not trying to be alarmist in writing this, just trying to put some of this into perspective. I truly appreciate the multiple opinions, perspectives and issues contributing to cause, effect and any variety of solution necessary and despite my potential rambling just felt a personal need to get beyond "The intrahuman/interhuman logjam we face in addressing a real or imagined, natural or manmade, clear or not so clear, present or maybe a non-existent danger associated with an international Grand Challenge and our Earths Ecosystem." Wishing you all the best. Keep pressing and continue to make a difference one person-one step at a time.27/09/2016 #14 Joel Anderson#12 @Harvey Lloyd Thanks for taking the time to look at this and for your reply. I started thinking about this after writing my yin and yang article and watching years of mind numbing discussion. As I said in the yin and yang article which started me thinking about the recent history (120 years) of back and forth-isms on the topic: "I am writing this because my daughters are concerned. I have an obligation to them and future generations to try and make a difference; for their sake not my own."
Despite what some may view as rambling, my ultimate hope in posting this is found in the last sentence and genuinely reflective of a desire for us all to take daring footsteps outside of the status quo: "I Dare You to embrace a different mentality about ONE EARTH as it is the only one we have."
All the best and yes, keep making a difference, one step--one person--ONE EARTH at a time.27/09/2016 #12 Harvey LloydYour post focused on our inability to communicate at a rational level about unknown events that i would say are highly probable. I would like to add that we can't have that debate under our current economic principals. Although capitalism is what the USA is about it still has its roots in other countries also. Specifically in the sense of how does my country benefit from such changes. More specifically in both the political and business world how do i profit or lose?
The phrase you can't get there from here applies. Socially we have to move to a new level of thinking. We need to see ourselves as one with not only each other but with our planet. Decisions would become more symbiotic to these relationships. Computers, robots and other styles of AI are displacing workers. While corporations do this they are displacing their customers within the economic system. This is but one example of how we seem to self destruct the model when we veer away from the human dynamic and honor the bottom line. A flat screen TV selling for twenty dollars is a great buy, but no one is working and has the money to purchase.
I applaud your commentary and summary of the events, but i am afraid we will need a catalyst that breaks the current bonds to self preservation at the expense of others and the planet. I fear this catalyst.23/09/2016 #11 Joel AndersonAnd here, in part, is what started my thought process on this piece https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joel-anderson/the-yin-and-yang-of-water-food-energy-population-climate
I had originally posted the yin and yang article on that other site and received minimal interest. One of the comments to that post however got me thinking about all of this and why I felt compelled to write something in more depth:
Someone from Industry: "Really? That's what you are going with?"
Me: "Yep."23/09/2016 #10 Joel AndersonThought I would share a comment I made to a group (Waldenizing Project-- founded by Willemijn Heideman. About the group: Nature is on our doorstep, we just need to open our eyes to the Nature that surrounds you. This group is named after Henry David Thoreau's book Walden. Published in 1854 it describes his year in the woods and shows us to appreciate what we have near. ) on that other social media sight.
"As I said at the end of this piece, "I Dare You to embrace a different mentality about ONE EARTH as it is the only one we have." We have to get past the logjam of rhetorical and semantic debate. We have to make our voices, and yes our actions be heard. We have to think, act and behave differently. Regardless of cause and effect, we have to figure out how we embrace an approach to ONE EARTH and change the way this issue is being addressed."23/09/2016 #8 Joel Anderson#2 Thanks @Chas Wyatt I am sitting here watching the sunrise over Tuttle Creek Lake and the Flint HIlls of Kansas and actually thought about an approach here in the US that started when I was a kid, because we knew then that we were causing a problem. Woodsy Owl was the face of pollution when I was young and guess what, we all gave a hoot! We didn't get into scientific debate, we didn't get in to semantic discussions, we didn't just sit here or there and wait for someone else to step up and clean up the mess we were making. The reality was obvious and we just knew we had to take responsibility for our actions and do something different, because our behavior was detrimental. The motto then was "Give a hoot — don't pollute!" the current motto is "Lend a hand — care for the land!"23/09/2016 #5 Joel Anderson#3 Thanks William; Along the time line we also had Davos and the WEF http://reports.weforum.org/global-risks-2015/ then The Global Goals: http://www.globalgoals.org/ yet we still fumble down the path where pundits on both sides of the issue just keep kicking the can down the road.23/09/2016 #4 Joel Anderson#1 Thanks @Deb Helfrich I totally agree. Why is it that the vast majority of us would not allow ourselves or anyone else for that matter to come into our homes and trash them, yet we just cant conceptualize that we are just doing that to the Earth, the home of mankind and nature? We have to do something different and we have to be better at understanding the conditions that have gotten us here and where we are headed--proactively or re-actively as the case may be, and the enable the dynamic system and system of systems to mutually coexist. Need to dive back int Taleb's The Black Swan.22/09/2016 #3 William VanDorinOur magnetic field is shifting as the poles wander in a cyclic wobble inducing occasional nearly apocalyptic crust movements resulting in equatorial re alignments of an alarmingly swift duration. This is the influence of the gravities of our solar systems bodies. There is scientific, historical, and physical proof of a recurring cataclysmic event. The other planets in our solar system show signs of warming and gravitational and magnetic anomalies. We do not know why and this is sad as our ancestors went to great lengths to warn us. Consider, why is there an inexplicable knowledge of astronomy by our ancient civilizations? I think global warming may be a trifle to what is coming...22/09/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichReally important post, @Joel Anderson. My quick response as I mull a bit is that Taleb helped us frame the problem via the Black Swan, but he started to provide the way to an answer in Anti-fragile - things that can gain from disorder. Organic, dynamic systems can become stronger as they evolve to deal with the aftermath of black swan events. What we need to do is stop precipitating these sorts of unforeseeable events by understanding that the tools we have at our current disposal are so complex that we don't understand a fraction of what we are creating/unleashing. Let's get off the treadmill of quarterly earnings reports and really understand what is happening to our only home environment.