Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough-CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/19/business/heliogen-solar-energy-bill-gates/index.html

Before that: 

This climate problem is bigger than cars and much harder to solve – Vox: https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/10/10/20904213/climate-change-steel-cement-industrial-heat-hydrogen-ccs

Sun Cream

Différences entre écran solaire minéral et filtre UV chimique – ecocentric: https://www.ecocentric.fr/blog/index/billet/14446_filtres-solaires-nanos

Hawaii approves sunscreen ban in an effort to save coral reefs – TreeHugger: https://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/hawaii-approves-sunscreen-ban-effort-save-coral-reefs.html

Which sunscreen should you choose? – Mary Poffenroth – Ted ed: https://youtu.be/JX8rv_natkw

To check if your sunscreen is good for your health and the environment:

– Cosmetics Database | EWG: https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

Comparatif Substances toxiques dans les cosmétiques – Que choisir: https://www.quechoisir.org/comparatif-ingredients-indesirables-n941/

For more complex info:

OMS | Rapport historique sur les effets pour l’homme de l’exposition aux perturbateurs endocriniens chimiques: https://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2013/hormone_disrupting_20130219/fr/

Cahier de vacances. La crème solaire- franceinfotv: https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-radio/cahier-de-vacances/cahier-de-vacances-la-creme-solaire_3531549.html#xtor=CS2-765-[autres]-

For more info related to healthy tanning:

 

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“Look back and take a picture of the Earth”,
Carl Sagan told the Apollo 17 astronauts
Who were oriented towards space
Photographing distant planets and stars.

“Turn back, there’s no need to look to the future!”
When, for the first time,
Humans cause disasters
At the magnitude of natural disasters,
You chose not to look  at it.
Anyway, you’ll be dead
When that happens….
You treat the Earth like garbage
And you’re looking for another liveable planet
To destroy.

You’re my grandmother,
And you’re dead,
Before disasters.

I’m still alive.
But the Earth is dying.
The emergency is now!
Sled dogs have their feet in the water;
The heat wave of the Sahara travels in a whirlwind.

So, now,
It’s time to be honourable!
Let’s turn around,
Let’s protect ourselves,
Stand,
Get back to power
To tackle to the powerful
Who continue to destroy
For their sole profit.

Build a future
Democratic and ecological
In everyone’s interest.

Aurianne Or

Photo des chiens de traîneaux, Steffen Malskaer Olsen – France info : https://www.francetvinfo.fr/live/message/5d0/68b/b85/ff4/e98/ab1/7ca/33e.html

La Chine ne veut plus être la poubelle du monde – Courrier International: https://www.courrierinternational.com/article/recyclage-la-chine-ne-veut-plus-etre-la-poubelle-du-monde

The Green New Deal, explained https://youtu.be/GxIDJWCbk6I

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Cosmos, Carl Sagan

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  • “The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.“— Mahatma Gandhi

NOUS NE SOMMES PAS DUPES – Collectif Yellow Submarine

Even if supermarkets are beginning to phase-out, the G20 economy does not seem to be suffering. Hypermarkets may even have been detrimental to growth: 

G20 GDP Growth – Fourth quarter of 2018, Stable GDP growth in G20 area OECD – OECD: https://www.oecd.org/newsroom/g20-gdp-growth-fourth-quarter-2018-oecd.htm

Hypermarkets and shopping malls are now doubting their survival:

Will ShoppingMalls Survive the Decade? – Edgy: https://edgy.app/would-shopping-malls-survive-the-crisis).

They blackmail us for jobs and cry wolf for growth when they are the first to destroy it. Their economic model, their consumption pattern, is being challenged by the lack of public support. It is not sectoral and this whole mass consumption pattern with globalized distribution is shattering.

Short circuits have honored their promises of greater profitability, innovation and environmental protection. Short circuits are much more favourable to economic growth:

– ASE – Pourquoi développer les circuits courts? : https://youtu.be/_KT-LnHEkck Watch this video:

And with regard to innovation, the short circuit allows all actors to better communicate, discuss and find local solutions for the benefit of producers, retailers and consumers. Innovation is about discussing local solutions together instead of relying on global transport.

– Value chain development explained: https://youtu.be/KnAVgP2YjYE

Environment is linked to economy. In the UN 2019 global assessment report (https://www.ipbes.net/news/Media-Release-Global-Assessment) it is said that to “better understand the main causes of damage to biodiversity, a pattern that emerges is one of global interconnectivity – with resource extraction and production often occurring in one part of the world to satisfy the needs of distant consumers in other regions.”

The Report is dubbed “1,000,000 species threatened with extinction. ‘Transformative changes’ needed to restore and protect nature. Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good.”

It presents an illustrative list of possible actions to achieve sustainability. It promotes “approaches that empower consumers and producers through market transparency, improved distribution and localization (that revitalizes local economies), reformed supply chains and reduced food waste.” A “full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in governance” is necessary. “We have already seen the first stirrings of actions and initiatives for transformative change, such as innovative policies by many countries, local authorities and businesses, but especially by young people worldwide.”

– Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life | Environment – The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/06/human-society-under-urgent-threat-loss-earth-natural-life-un-report


It is not equal time the creationists want. … Don’t kid yourself. They want all the time there is. 

(…)

Science is complex and chilling. The mathematical language of science is understood by very few. The vistas it presents are scary—an enormous universe ruled by chance and impersonal rules, empty and uncaring, ungraspable and vertiginous. How comfortable to turn instead to a small world, only a few thousand years old, and under God’s personal; and immediate care; a world in which you are His peculiar concern. 

(…)

Science is dangerous. There is no question but that poison gas, genetic engineering, and nuclear weapons and power stations are terrifying. It may be that civilization is falling apart and the world we know is coming to an end. In that case, why no turn to religion and look forward to the Day of Judgment, … [being] lifted into eternal bliss … [and] watching the scoffers and disbelievers writhe forever in torment. 

(…)

Science is uncertain. Theories are subject to revision; observations are open to a variety of interpretations, and scientists quarrel amongst themselves. This is disillusioning for those untrained in the scientific method, who thus turn to the rigid certainty of the Bible instead. There is something comfortable about a view that allows for no deviation and that spares you the painful necessity of having to think. 

(…)

[Creationists] make it sound as though a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. 

Quotes from Isaac Asimov, The Roving Mind, 1983.


Isaac Asimov is a Russian-American writer and biochemist who was a prolific author and editor of science fiction and non-fiction. These quotes show his book is still relevant in the so-called post-truth era. CERN is under constant attack and attracts rumours as it is also the case for so many scientific institutions. Anybody can contest their authority, just because they say so or misinterpret cherry-picked data. 

Serious scientists are being harassed and threatened, especially when their research collide with financial interests (eg. climate change, genetics, medicines, food). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who has been instrumental in exposing Volkswagen lies about its diesel engines, is now being progressively dismantled by the Trump administration.

But the many less vocal people can still rely on peer-reviewed serious scientific research. Use your common sense, trust data from bona fide institutions and beware from those who have no doubts.


Science Under Attack (BBC Documentary):
https://archive.org/details/ScienceUnderAttack

Militant atheism – Richard Dawkins: https://youtu.be/VxGMqKCcN6A

Cern answers queries from social media:
https://press.cern/backgrounders/cern-answers-queries-social-media

What you can do for the price of a cup of coffee per person:
https://kt.cern/cern-technologies-society

An example of fact-checking website:
https://www.snopes.com/tag/cern/

Yeah, fake scientist…
https://www.wired.com/2016/08/rogue-blogger-keeps-spoiling-physics-biggest-news/

… publishing fake science
https://mobile.twitter.com/Resonaances

EPA’s science is under attack: What you need to know – When denial impacts institutions and every people’s health.
https://www.edf.org/blog/2017/11/03/epas-science-under-attack-what-you-need-know

Dirty Money Episode 1 Hard Nox:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7909168/


The Pill umbrellahttps://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/171519511590/the-pill-umbrella-drug-research-went-from-the

The artistic blur of ecological cars: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/172518419930/the-artistic-blur-of-ecological-cars-i-what-this?is_related_post=1

The Message Behind “Colors Of The Wind”: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/the-message-behind-colors-of-the-wind

The Message Behind "Colors Of The Wind"

Pocahontas | Colors of the Wind | Disney Sing-Along: 

Colors of the Wind | Wikipedia: Click here to read the article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colors_of_the_Wind

“Schwartz wanted to write a song for the film wherein Pocahontas confronts the Eurocentrism of John Smith. “Colors of the Wind” was the first song written for Pocahontas. According to Schwartz, the song “influence[d] the development of the rest of the film.” Schwartz said that “a story-board outline was in place before we wrote [the track]. This is often the process in animation, at least as I’ve experienced it, where everybody works from an outline and each succeeding piece of material, whether it is a song or drawings, influences the next.”The track was inspired by Native American poetry, music and folklore, as well as a famous letter sent to the United States Congress by Chief Seattle regarding humanity’s relationship with nature. Part of the letter reads: “The wind that gave our grandfather his first breath also received his last sigh.The wind also gives our children the spirit of life. So if we sell our land, you must keep it apart and sacred, as a place where man can go to taste the wind that is sweetened by the meadow flowers.” This portion of the letter inspired the song’s title, which Schwartz liked because he saw it as paradoxical and thought-provoking.”

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghkQoJoipbM)

La Terre vue de près – UNESCO: http://www.unesco.org/archives/multimedia/?pg=33&s=films_details&id=1570

Entretien avec Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Ambassadeur de bonne volonté du Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement: http://www.un.org/apps/newsFr/newsmakersF.asp?NewsID=21#.WkN1dbaZPNA