How to save Humankind / Wie man die Menschheit Rettet / Como salvar a Humanidade / Cómo salvar a la Humanidad

Cities are part of the system to keep people alive on Earth. People tend to like cities, and have been congregating in them ever since the invention of agriculture, 10,000 or so years ago. Agriculture made cities possible, by providing enough food to feed a settled crowd on a regular basis. Cities can not work ...

Earth – The Unseen / Erde – Das Ungesehene / Terra – O Invisível / Tierra – Lo Invisible

For generations, Humans have been degrading the environment in pursuit of personal and financial gains. In some cases, they do not know the effects of their actions. But often times, they simply do not want the consequences of their actions on the environment known to the public. Humans justify these actions of dominance and superiority ...

The epoch of Mankind / Die Epoche des Menschen / A época Humana / La época Humana

The Earth will continue without us, and it will hardly notice we are gone, just as it hardly knew we were here. A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. The Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting Human changes to the Earth. ...

Connect with Earth / Verbinde Dich mit der Erde / Conecte-se com a Terra / Conectarte con la Tierra

When you contemplate the planet Earth, you see that she has many virtues. The first virtue is stability. She is steadfast when faced with challenges and continues to offer perseverance, equanimity, and forbearance in the face of many human-created calamities. The second virtue is that of creativity. The Earth is an inexhaustible source of creativity. She ...

You are the Earth / Du bist die Erde / Você é a Terra / Tu eres la Tierra

At this very moment, the Earth is above you, below you, all around you, and even inside you. The Earth is everywhere. You may be used to thinking of the Earth as only the ground beneath your feet. But the water, the sea, the sky, and everything around you comes from the Earth. Everything outside ...

The web of Life / Das Netz des Lebens / A teia da Vida / La web de la Vida

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Over billions of years of evolution, the Earth's ecosystems have evolved certain principles of organization to sustain the web of life. In the coming decades, the survival of humanity will depend on our ecological literacy – our ability to understand the basic principles of ecology and to live accordingly. Ecoliteracy must become a critical skill ...

From the children of planet Earth / Von den Kindern des Planeten Erde / Dos filhos do planeta Terra / De los hijos del planeta Tierra

Earth is destroying itself. Help us! Please help! Send better knowledge. - Taken from a bulletin board where kids were invited to post messages they want to convey to aliens. Several of them were pleas for help. This child’s missive was especially poignant. Scientists are the smartest astronomers and physicists in the World. But ...

My love letter to Planet Earth / Mein Liebesbrief an den Planeten Erde / Minha carta de amor ao planeta Terra / Mi carta de amor al planeta Tierra

I send you a little note to remind you how much I love you, appreciate you and respect you and your incredible beauty. We have come a long way, you and I. My heart is full of remorse about what is happening to you. You never asked for this. Greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, ...

Hostile Planet / Feindlicher Planet / Planeta Hostil / Planeta Hostil

Earth may be the only place we know that is full of diverse life but that does not make it a friendly planet. Against all odds, species have found ways to survive in the World’s most inhospitable landscapes. Every day is a struggle to survive, but animals continue to adapt to the toughest challenges. The ...

1976-12-05 Rheydt, Germany / Oxygen / Sauerstoff / Oxigênio / Oxígeno

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Who would refuse to listen to the album that surrounded your youth, childhood or entire life. The electronic scene did not yet exist in 70's. Electronic music was still considered avant-garde and provided a cultural shock. There was only a group of fans and some individuals. For the rest of my life I heard nothing but electronic ...

Space Junk / Weltraumschrott / Lixo Espacial / Basura Espacial

The United States Strategic Command tracked a total of 17,852 artificial objects in orbit above the Earth, including 1,419 operational satellites. More than 170 million debris smaller than 1 cm, about 670,000 debris 1–10 cm, and around 29,000 larger debris were estimated to be in orbit. Collisions with debris have become a hazard to spacecraft; they cause damage akin to sandblasting, especially ...

1972-12-07 Space / The blue Marble / Der blaue Marmor / O mármore Azul / El mármol Azul

The Blue Marble is an image of the Earth made on December 7, 1972, at 05:39 a.m. EST by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 29,000 kilometers from the surface. It is one of the most reproduced images in Human history. Apollo 17 was the last manned lunar mission. No Human since has been far enough ...

If humans Disappeared / Wenn die Menschheit Verschwindet / Se seres humanos Desapareceram / Si humanos Desaparecieron

Humans tend to think of Earth as ours. But the planet was here long before we came on the scene, and it will probably be here long after we leave. Our existence is a mere blip on Earth's time scale: the Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and modern Humans have only been on it ...

Pacha Mama / Mother Earth / Mutter Erde / Mãe Terra / Madre Tierra / Pacha Mama

Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the Earth/time mother. In Inca mythology, Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains, and causes earthquakes. She is also an ever-present and independent deity who has her own self-sufficient and creative power to sustain life on this Earth. The ...