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A new climate morality

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via A new climate morality.

Filed under: Go Green, Nature Calling

Water problems affect half of humanity

Some 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.

Almost two in three people lacking access to clean water survive on less than $2 a day, with one in three living on less than $1 a day.

More than 660 million people without sanitation live on less than $2 a day, and more than 385 million on less than $1 a day.

Access to piped water into the household averages about 85% for the wealthiest 20% of the population, compared with 25% for the poorest 20%.

1.8 billion people who have access to a water source within 1 kilometre, but not in their house or yard, consume around 20 litres per day. In the United Kingdom the average person uses more than 50 litres of water a day flushing toilets (where average daily water usage is about 150 liters a day. The highest average water use in the world is in the US, at 600 liters day.)

Some 1.8 million child deaths each year as a result of diarrhoea

The loss of 443 million school days each year from water-related illness.

Close to half of all people in developing countries suffering at any given time from a health problem caused by water and sanitation deficits.

Millions of women spending several hours a day collecting water.

To these human costs can be added the massive economic waste associated with the water and sanitation deficit.… The costs associated with health spending, productivity losses and labour diversions … are greatest in some of the poorest countries. Sub-Saharan Africa loses about 5% of GDP, or some $28.4 billion annually, a figure that exceeds total aid flows and debt relief to the region in 2003.

Source: Poverty Facts and Stats by Anup Shah, Updated: March 28, 2010, Accessed on July 29, 2010 (link: http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats)

Filed under: Global Issues

Improved patrolling leads to lower turtle mortality, record nesting at Devi

Bhubaneshwar, India — An evaluation of the turtle season from November 2009-May 2010 by Greenpeace has revealed a sharp reduction of 60% in turtle mortality in the Devi region, signifying better management of Orissa’s coastal fisheries by the state government (1). The analysis highlights the progress made in terms of fiscal and governance mechanisms as well as action on ground.

 Source: www.greenpeace.org (June 25, 2010)

For more information: http://www.greenpeace.org/india/press/releases/improved-patrolling-leads-to-l

Filed under: Go Green, Nature Calling

10 Amazing Lessons from Albert Einstein

1. Follow Your Curiosity – “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

2. Perseverance is Priceless – “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

3. Focus on the Present – “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

4. The Imagination is Powerful – “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

5. Make Mistakes – “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

6. Live in the Moment – “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

7. Create Value – “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

8. Don’t Expect Different Results – “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

9. Knowledge Comes From Experience – “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

10. Learn the Rules and Then Play Better – “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

Filed under: Treasure Trove

12 Life’s Lessons from Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“Follow your dreams and transform your life“ ~ Paulo Coelho

Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a passionately read book (65 million copies sold in 67 languages) that tells the story of a shepherd boy and his mission to live his dream. Paulo Coelho teaches us about life and bestows us with some of the best lessons of life that can help purse our dreams. Moreover, the lessons can help us face the obstacles on our path and help us transform our life in a positive way.

1. It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.

2. Support your children in pursuit of their dreams.

3. There is nothing to hold you back, except yourself.

4. There is only one way to learn, and that is through action.

5. Trust your gut (or Learn to recognize omens, and follow them.)

6. Follow your dreams.

7. Know what you want.

8. Make a decision and dive in with massive action.

9. Move on – always look forward.

10. You will encounter obstacles and take detours while realizing your dreams.

11. Don’t fear the unknown.

12. Learn to understand the universal language – the language without words.

Filed under: Treasure Trove

Go Green

Green is the colour of nature,
And green is the colour of purity.
Green is the colour of life and hope,
Green is the colour of peace and prosperity,
Green is the colour of sustenance and continuity.
– Tithi Mishra

Filed under: Go Green, My Poetry Collection, Nature Calling

A Worthwhile Tomorrow

We are born to rule,
But we are ruled!
We are born to play
But we end up working!
We are born to enjoy,
But we die struggling!
We are born to make our journey remarkable,
But the journey ends unseen, unheard, unfelt and departs unknown!
We win, we loose, we cry and we laugh,
But the journey of life is same for all of us!
So why waste time and cry in sorrow?
Let’s laugh out loud and enjoy our present for a worthwhile tomorrow!

–Tithi Mishra

Filed under: My Poetry Collection

Wish to fade away in tranquility

I am just a drop in the vast ocean,
Trying to make my existence felt in the vastness of the sea!
I am just a grain of sand lying by the seashore,
Trying to mark my presence in perpetuity!
I am just a dew drop on a leaf,
Wish to fade away in tranquility…!

— Tithi Mishra

Filed under: My Poetry Collection

The Beginning

 

 “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

– Ayn Rand

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“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” - Ayn Rand

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Wish to fade away in tranquility

I am just a drop in the vast ocean,

Trying to make my existence felt in the vastness of the sea!

I am just a grain of sand lying by the seashore,

Trying to mark my presence in perpetuity!

I am just a dew drop on a leaf,

Wish to fade away in tranquility…!

-Tithi Mishra

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