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Just deposit your soul...
 
This shot is from almost a little over a week ago now when I spent a night at a Caravan Park at Lake Eppalock. I noticed there was a tennis court of the park map and went to check it out. The sign for the court was really weather damaged and after a few edits in Photoshop I got it looking like this.

#sign   #signs   #tennis   #tenniscourthire   #old   #decay   #decayphotography   #omdem5   #olympusinspired   #olympusphotographers  
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Climate is to weather as diet is to food.

You can have a hot or cold day (or even a season) and this does not constitute climate change. It is the long term change or a new "normal" that is the climate.

Similarly, you can eat a greasy hamburger a chips with a sugar soaked carbonated drink and this is food, not a diet. If you change your diet to eat this most of the time, then this is a change in diet.

In a brief search, there was a bit of talk of Climate change and the need to reduce the carbon diet. There was a good discussion of this on Slate http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/01/what_the_carbon_diet_metaphor_gets_wrong_about_climate_change.html but this is not my point. Our global diet is totally out of whack and not fitting a single diet analogy.

A change in diet will not immediately or even directly solve your obesity.

My point is that you cant complain that it is cold today, so climate change is not a big issue. The global output of CO2 is way wrong and totally skewed towards developed western nations and those with coal. Reducing our global diet of co2 is not all of the answer, but considering our long term health is clearly one of the most important discussions we must have. 

Maybe this will help.
This article is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Jan. 15, Future Tense will hold an event in Washington, D.C., titled “How Will Human Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?” For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website....
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Love it. There may be inaccuracies in there somewhere but the sentiment is right on.
 
fantastic perspective of multinationals power mongers taking advantage of the people of Australia #endfossilfuelsubsidies  
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The Indians beat us on this one.
 
Joining the action around the world, Save the Children is ready to kick off the global #Action2015 movement in India. Tomorrow on January 14, fifteen 15-year-olds will be meeting the Hon’ble Minister of Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla at the Vishwa Yuva Kendra in New Delhi. These are children representatives from our programmes in 15 different states of India and they will be talking about their hopes and aspirations for the future with the minister, formally presenting a set of 15 demands they are making to the leaders of the country. 150 children will also join in solidarity and support along with various civil society organisations, institutions and media.

Are you on board as the era of a better world for children begins? Share and show your support.
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Another good way to engage without getting too heavy... 
 
#Action2015 & the WAGGGS Take Action Backpack
If you are active on social media, particularly Twitter, you may have noticed the #Action2015 hashtag. Action/2015is a new global campaign to call to action, a movement to demand change and to work to ensure world leaders adopt truly ambitious goals and agr...
If you are active on social media, particularly Twitter, you may have noticed the #Action2015 hashtag. Action/2015is a new global campaign to call to action, a movement to demand change and to work to ensure world leaders ado...
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A good example of what you could do with the #action2015 tag.
 
My dream is to use my skills in music and art to help with charities and help fund medical and economical research. #action2015  
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can't all governments and companies bigger than governments give more to the un?
 
“Wherever I go people recognize me, call my name, cheer for me. But there are names no one cares to remember, that no one cheers for: the 805 million people suffering from #hunger in the world today,” says football star #ZlatanIbrahimovic. Watch: http://buff.ly/1zLjUgr #805millionnames
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amazing
 
"Without using written languages, Australian tribes passed memories of life before, and during, post-glacial shoreline inundations through hundreds of generations as high-fidelity oral history. Some tribes can still point to islands that no longer exist -- and provide their original names."

The 6 aboriginal stories correspond to sea levels ranging from 30 to 200 feet (10 to 60 meters) lower than today, which dates them back between 7,800 and 12,600 years ago.

"It's quite gobsmacking to think that a story could be told for 10,000 years. It's almost unimaginable that people would transmit stories about things like islands that are currently underwater accurately across 400 generations."
Aboriginal stories of lost islands match up with underwater finds in Australia
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I don't see any posts about Australian officials giving voice to this campaign. Any ideas why not? #australiangovernment   #action2015  
 
Today, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah are hosting a roundtable discussion with 30 15-year-old students participating in the launch of a global coalition called #Action2015 . This global campaign aims to mobilize citizens around global development and the new Sustainable Development Goals and connects more than 1,000 organizations in more than 100 countries.

The students will be discussing their hopes for tackling some of the world’s biggest development challenges, their vision of what the world will look like in 2030, and their ideas for a successful #Post2015 Development Agenda, the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals.

Learn more about the event at go.usa.gov/zwCV and more about Action 2015 at www.action2015.org.
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No, me either. +Tony Abbott ?
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It's important to have goals.
 
"The Road to Dignity by 2030', a new report presented on Thursday by Ban Ki-moon to UN Member States, says that by 2030 we can end poverty and transform lives while protecting the planet.

"The Road to Dignity by 2030" outlines recommendations for achieving a sustainable future through sustainable development goals that are expected to be adopted by countries next year.

Find out more at: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ #action2015
United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform - dedicated to improving the well being of present and future generations through the promotion of sustainable development.
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Hopefully many CEOs are taking notice.
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combined and united effort required. If EVERYONE reshared this on all social media, it could actually make a difference.
For the first time in history, eradicating extreme poverty around the world is on the horizon, according to one campaign for progress -- and 2015 is a pivotal year in achieving it. Launched on Thursday, Action/2015 is garnering participation from...
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Also requires a sustained effort, not just one spray of shares. So keep following, and asking your friends, enemies and representatives if they are on board. Thanks +David Sparrius 
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