Universe Day is an annual day of educational, social and celebratory events all over the planet. Universe Day begins each December 31 at noon and ends at noon January 1 st. This year the message of Universe Day 2013 focuses on:
1.) "increasing awareness of the "climate cliff" --- catastrophic and irreversible climate destabilization caused by human-caused carbon pollution of our atmosphere by fossil fuels."
2.) dramatically reducing human-caused carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Reducing human-caused planetary carbon emissions is truly Job One for Humanity! (For more information on reducing human-caused carbon in the atmosphere, click here.)
Looking for something inspiring to watch tonight about global warming instead of Game of Thrones? Check out this sneak peek of Years of Living Dangerously, which will premiere on Showtime on Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. Watch the first episode of Years of Living Dangerously in full by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brvhCnYvxQQ#t=444
What's your climate change IQ? Two of the world's leading scientific groups issue a joint primer to explain what they know -- and don't know -- about global warming.
Climate change is often called a "defining" issue of our time but given its controversy, it can be difficult to understand. So on Thursday, two of the world's leading scientific groups released a reader-friendly guide.
Humans evolved as a social primate species with an ascending hierarchy of needs from self-survival of the individual (basic biological needs), to the extension of the individual through the family (the selfish gene), to a sense of bonding with the extended family (driven by kin selection of helping those most related to us), to the reciprocal altruism of the community (direct and obvious payback for good behaviors), to species altruism and bioaltruism as awareness of our membership among the species and biosphere continues to develop.