We have Earth Day again on 22 April.
What on earth is Earth Day?
Are we bothered about our planet Earth?
How many of us really care about our Earth?
Are we worried about our Earth’s future?
Are we busy campaigning to save the Earth
Are we big into saving the birds and the bees?
Are we on a mission to save the rain forest?
Are we wanting to save animals from extinction?
Why does the Earth have climate issues?
Is Mother Earth trying to tell us something?
Do we see the Earth as separate to us?
Do we feel connected to the Earth?
Do we think all this planet Earth stuff is just twaddle?
Do we wonder what on Earth we are doing here?
Do we know what Earth life is all about?
Do we ever question what we have created on Earth?
Do we understand our relationship with planet Earth?
So here is what the Earth Day website is saying –
Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world. (1)
Hello – what does that actually mean to us on the street?
Does anyone know what this is saying?
We are being asked to join Global Teach-Ins and the March for Science.
The campaign for this year is all about environmental and climate literacy.
We have a choice to stand up, join up and take action. (2)
Some of us may be a bit too busy with our overwhelming schedules, to attend a teaching session about environmental and climate knowledge.
Some of us may be wondering how knowledge in theory is going to make a difference to our planet.
Some of us may be thinking that we have enough going on in our own lives, so there is no time to worry about the planet.
Some of us may be too distracted by our earthly comforts, to be concerned about planet Earth.
Facts about Planet Earth
Did You Know –
4.54 billion years – age of planet Earth
1,000 miles per hour – rate we are moving on Earth
24,901 miles – Earth’s circumference
67,000 miles per hour – rate Earth moves around the Sun
8 minutes 19 seconds – time taken for sunlight to reach Earth
93 million miles away from the Sun – 3rd planet away (3)
Earth is the only planet in the Solar System with plate tectonics
Without the action of these plate tectonics, our Earth would overheat as there would be no other way to recycle carbon
Earth is shaped like a flattened sphere
It has layers – an inner and outer core, the mantle and an outer crust (4)
Mantle is the most solid bulk of the Earth’s interior
It lies between the crust and the core
84% of Earth’s volume
1,800 miles thick (5)
Earth is made up of
70% of Earth is covered with oceans (4)
10,000 km Earth’s atmosphere extends into space
The atmosphere is made up of 5 layers
Earth is like a great big magnet – forming a region called the magnetosphere (4)
The magnetosphere moves the solar wind around the Earth
The magnetic field extends thousands of kilometres out from the Earth’s surface
Without the magnetosphere, particles from the Sun’s solar wind would hit the Earth directly, exposing the surface of the planet to significant amounts of radiation (4)
However, the magnetic field has been weakening (3)
Solar day – time taken for the Sun to return to the same point in the sky
Sidereal day – time taken for Earth to rotate on its axis (4)
136 degrees Fahrenheit – El Aziza, Libya. 13 September 1922
Minus 128.6 degrees Fahrenheit – Vostok Station, Russia. 21 July 1983 (3)
56,000 feet – Mauna Kea, Hawaii – tallest mountain
Coral Reefs – largest living structures on Earth
10,916 metres – deepest point on the Ocean floor below sea level
300,000,000 years ago there was just one continent
Earth’s 3 deadly lakes –
Kivu – border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (3)
These crater lakes sit above volcanic earth
Magma below the surface releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the lakes
This leaves a deep CO2 rich layer right above the lakebed which can be released in an explosion, suffocating to death anyone passing by
54,000 degrees Fahrenheit – the heat generated from single stroke lightning
6,000 lightning flashes around the Earth every minute
2,000 years – most active – Stromboli Volcano has been erupting in Italy (3)
So here we have some fascinating facts about our planet Earth.
Do we go WOW, marvel at the NASA images and drift off in our fantasy galaxy world or do we stop and ask – how much is going on that we really have nothing to do with?
In other words, we are spinning at 1,000 miles an hour and yet we cannot feel it.
We live on this big enhousing planet that does a job with all this stuff and has an intelligence that we cannot quite work out.
However, we as humans have enough intelligence to have worked out all the above facts, so that in itself tells us something.
But how come we have not yet worked out WHY we have no cure for Diabetes or Cancer or WHY ill mental health is now showing up in our young children?
We like to think we are thee most intelligent species on Earth.
Does that mean we All KNOW that our Earth is in serious trouble?
Can we agree that our Earth – what we call the world, is in a mess.
Our global statistics on the following blogs confirm something is not right.
Female Genital Mutilation
Is it time to join the dots, stick our common sense hat on and start asking some serious questions?
WHY is our so called current Intelligence not cutting it when it comes to getting to the root cause of diseases like Diabetes?
WHY are we not listening when we are being told that lifestyle changes need to be made?
WHY are our kids’ losing the plot and showing signs of illness?
WHY is this Free Will thing a licence to do whatever we want?
WHY are we spending billions on solutions to function?
WHY are our health systems totally overwhelmed?
WHY are our social and welfare systems unable to cope?
WHY are our prison systems getting out of control?
WHY are we allowing so much abuse on our Internet?
WHY are we happy marvelling at our technological advances?
WHY are we loving our comfort life full of distractions?
WHY are we as a world addicted to our screens?
WHY are we not applying common sense to our everyday life?
WHY are we not putting a stop to our wayward behaviour?
WHY are we blaming the world and its brothers for anything and everything?
WHY are we so unwilling to take full Responsibility for the choices we are making every single day?
WHY are we dismissing those who are living another way that does make sense?
WHY are we waiting for the government and others to tell us what to do, when we have a choice – a hand in how to live our life?
WHY are we not stepping up and saying something is wrong and we need answers?
CO2 concentrations are heading towards values not seen in the past 200 million years. This, plus the Sun gradually getting stronger means that the climate may be heading towards warmth not seen in the past half a billion years. (6)
The current speed of climate change is ‘highly unusual’.
CO2 has not been added to the Earth’s atmosphere as rapidly as today for at least the past 66 million years.
If we continue on our current path and exploit all conventional fossil fuels, then as well as the rate of CO2 emissions, the absolute climate warming is also likely to be unprecedented in at least the past 420 million years. (6)
Natural disasters are expected to increase in frequency due to climate change. (7)
Isle de Jean Charles, USA has lost 98% of its land mass due to rising sea levels. It has been sinking since 1955.
2003 – a heatwave hit Europe killing more than 20,000 people.
15,000 of those were killed in France.
Climate change is predicted to bring –
Sea level rises causing loss of land
Droughts affecting farmers and the agriculture produced (7)
As the climate changes glaciers are retreating and contributing to rising sea levels. (3)
Depression, worry, anxiety, substance abuse, aggression and suicide affect those that cannot cope with natural disasters. (7)
|Rise in temperature
|Aggression and violent behaviour
|More natural disasters
|Depression, anxiety, PTSD
|Rise in sea levels and land changes
Drought is a very serious one and something we can all understand as the potential outcome is farmer suicide.
One of the major health effects of flooding seems to be the mental health aspects.
The worse the damage, the more likely a person is to have a mental health problem.
James Rubin, Psychologist, King’s College London (7)
Direct flood victims –
20% diagnosed with depression
28.3% diagnosed with anxiety
36% diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (7)
So here we have some facts and statements confirming there is a direct correlation between mental health and natural disasters. Our job on Earth seems to be towards fixing the problem but how on earth can you fix global natural disasters?
No amount of intelligence can change an “Act of God”.
This term is used by the insurance world to confirm a natural disaster, which no human can control.
That means we live with a constant unknowing if there is ever going to be a natural disaster that may wipe us out.
Do we care?
Are we worried?
Are we bothered?
Have we even thought about this?
Have we got better things to focus on?
Have we asked WHY we have natural disasters?
Could it be possible that Mother Earth is simply correcting what we have done?
What if the mess we have created on this Earth is coming from our own choices?
What if our Earth is reflecting something to us?
What if our Earth is very sensitive which is the same as we are in our essence?
What if our Earth is living in accordance with the natural laws of the Universe?
What if Mother Earth obeys all the natural laws and does not waiver from this?
In other words, she is not putting human needs before Truth.
What if the natural extinction of animals is part of the grand evolution?
What if we are all on a path of evolution on this Earth plane?
What if our Earth plane is aligned to the rest of the Universe and beyond?
What if we each have a hand in how our Earth is taken care of?
What if the War inside us is creating harm on the Earth?
What if Earthquakes have something to do with how we are choosing to live?
What if our Earth is correcting the harm we dump on it by natural disasters?
What if our precious Earth is telling us how we are living is harmfull?
What if we can learn from the Earth how to live in cycles and rhythms?
What if nature is reflecting to us about living in rhythms and cycles?
What if our planet Earth is showing us what is clearly not working?
What if our Earth is communicating it is time for real change?
What if deep down we know wearing a t-shirt, campaigning, championing and attending a climate change class is not really going to shift the mess on our Earth today?
What if we know that all the above is a form of Reductionism and whilst it has good intentions, it simply won’t get us out of the serious disaster we created on Earth?
What if there is another way to live on Earth that is in total and absolute respect to the ALL – in other words anything and everything?
What if Everything affects Everything, even if we can’t get our heads around this?
What if we each have a hand and a RESPONSIBILITY in this Earth life?
What if we are part of the great Laws of the Universe and the only reason we don’t want to align is because it means we have to take RESPONSIBILITY?
A great example is SLEEP – check our top article on sleep.
It talks about the hormone called Melatonin and its job is to regulate our night and day, sleep and wake cycles.
Bingo – here we have it confirmed!
Our body has cycles and what do we do? – go against these natural ways of living.
At three months old, levels of Melatonin enter a cyclical pattern that continues throughout our whole life. (8)
Caffeine, contraceptive pills, diabetes medication and anti-depressants affect the natural production of Melatonin.
Hello – is this spelling something out to us?
Are we joining the dots here?
We cannot ignore this fact of nature telling us we have this biological process recurring naturally on a 24-hour cycle, known as a circadian rhythm.
Even when our human body is kept away from ALL external light sources and time references, the body maintains a near perfect rhythm, typically relaxing into a natural rhythm of 24 hours and 11 minutes. (8)
Most recent and accurate results suggest the natural circadian rhythm is close to the length of a natural solar day. (8)
Hello – can we just re-read this again.
Even in the absence of light fluctuations, this natural internal process continues AND our natural circadian rhythm is close to the length of a natural solar day.
Next – a woman has a natural menstruation cycle of 28 days.
Note the moon takes 28 days to go around the Earth.
Is this all just a co-incidence or is there more?
Is the moon just reflecting light from the sun?
Is the moon just a dead thing out there that has no life?
Does the moon have a part to play for us on Earth?
Is there something more that we can pay attention to here?
Are we living in accordance with the cycles of the moon?
Does the app called Our Cycles offer us something?
Can we learn from the founder of Our Cycles what it is like to live our life in cycles?
So here we have two confirmations that cannot be ignored or dismissed because they exist. Our body lives in cycles and rhythms and so does our Earth.
That means there is a direct correlation to how the Earth moves every day and how we live every day.
Could it be possible we are not aware that the following directly affect our natural sleep cycle –
Can we join the dots here and apply some common sense?
Could it be possible that we have created many many illnesses and dis-eases in our body because we have not valued and appreciated the importance of the sleep wake cycle?
Could it be possible that we do not realise how important sleep is?
Could it be possible that our long list of women’s problems stems from not living in accordance to our natural menstruation cycle?
Could it be possible that the full moon cycle each month is offering men and women who do not menstruate, a period of cleansing and clearing?
Could it be possible that we cannot truly save our Earth unless we start with us? – In other words, looking at how we are choosing to live every single day and what impact this has on our Earth world.
Could it be possible that we have not chosen to apply the natural cycles that our body is offering us?
Could it be possible that we need to get back to living in cycles and rhythms so that we can stop all the harm we are contributing to our Earth?
Could it be possible that we do not currently live in a body that has the awareness about life on other planets?
Could it be possible that our current dense way of existence on Earth is not allowing us to see and feel beyond lineal perception?
Could it be possible that our current form of intelligence will not ever give us the answers about life beyond Earth?
Could it be possible that we each as individuals belong to a whole and in time, we will know more as our awareness develops?
Could it be possible that to increase our awareness, we need to live with the natural laws of the Universe?
Could this blog be another way to present Earth Day?
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