Earth Rise – Human Universe

Yesterday I watched Human Universe another superb BBC 2 TV documentary hosted by scientist/physicist Brian Cox.

Brian Cox considers how humankind believed Earth to be at the centre of the Universe for such a long time, until human curiosity eventually lead us to explore space.

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I was reminded of the extraordinary images of Earth taken by the astronauts on Opollo II.   I was 23 years  old and remember humankind’s collective sense of awe in seeing our planet from another point of view.

By 1969, we had already begun to pollute our planet, however, no one could have imagined the mess we would continue to make over the years…..

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A new study released over the weekend confirms that 90% of climate change has been caused by Humankind!          

Will we change our collective ways?    I don’t know.    Sadly there is too much greed and money involved….and where there is greed and money, all good sense seems to disappear. 

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Millions of us around the planet are trying to abate and turn the tide, and of course we must continue to do all we can.

Perhaps we need to be reminded more frequently of our place in the Universe, and how from the surface of the Moon we appear rather like a magnificent jewel – one that needs to be treasured.

Speaking of flying jewelsMagical Hummingbirds symbolise the abundance of natural beauty on Planet Earth – a beauty that must never be taken for granted.   A beauty that needs our collective protection more than ever before. 

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A Bientôt

24 thoughts on “Earth Rise – Human Universe

      1. cartoonmick

        Thanks for your enthusiastic comment, Janet.
        Unfortunately, I’ve not really had time to look into creating any cartoon books. I’m having enough trouble trying to attract an Editor or publisher.
        One day, maybe.
        Thanks again.
        Cheers
        Mick

      1. Wild Star Landing

        Id like to like your post too Janet but my phone is not allowing this so easily…I have shared it to my Facebook page instead..Love Is Real Art ..if you like to visit it there (o:

      2. Wild Star Landing

        Hi Janet…do you mind if I use your reference of flying jewel in my next post when mentioning the Picaflor Hummingbird? I will credit you of course..I think its a gorgeous description.

  1. snowbird

    I saw that too Janet, I love these type of programmes. How true about our world looking like a living jewel….if only we weren’t so short sighted as a species. Yes, every little action helps and we must all try to do what we can.xxx

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning Dina….Ah yes, how short sighted we are….meanwhile, we must all continue to do what we can. I hope you are enjoying the autumn weather and that all the animals are well and happy. xxx

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  2. kathryningrid

    We humans have always been silly enough to believe ourselves the center of the universe, both corporately and individually. Lord, what fools these mortals be! Can we learn? I can only hope.
    xoxo,
    K
    Have a beautiful week, my sweet.

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  3. olganm

    I’m going back to the UK on Saturday so I’ll take note of the programme. Maybe Humanity will learn but so far we keep repeating the same mistakes. It’s not the mistakes that are the problems, is the fact that we don’t learn from them. But it’s true, we aren’t the centre of the Universe and whatever we do, I’ll carry on without us. Sobering thought.

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      History tells us that money and greed have not been tamed to date, and I can’t imagine it happening any time soon. I tend to think that something bigger than all of us must wake us up…..what that will be…I don’t know. Thank you for your comment.

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      1. authorbengarrido

        You’re very welcome. I enjoyed thinking about your article.

        I certainly can’t think of any examples where people on a large scale overcame greed or money. This makes me question the utility in moral judgments about people failing to put aside greed and money.

        Perhaps there’s an economic solution. Perhaps there are ways to build the rules so that disinterested persons are always in charge. Perhaps there’s something I’m missing.

        Regardless, it feels less like banging one’s head on a wall to me.

      2. janetweightreed10 Post author

        I like your comment. I avoid banging my head on the wall, by pursing all things creative – and in my ideal world, everyone would spend time each day painting, writing, making music, dancing, etc…..I think it would help:) Enjoy your Wednesday and again thank you.

  4. janetweightreed10

    I like your comment. I avoid banging my head on the wall, by pursing all things creative – and in my ideal world, everyone would spend time very day painting, writing, making music, dancing, etc…..I think it would help:) Enjoy your Wednesday and again thank you.

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