Tag Archives: Africa

The earth cannot take it any more

https://theconversation.com/human-disruption-to-earths-freshwater-cycle-has-exceeded-the-safe-limit-our-research-shows-182562 Please read the above. Learn how each of us can stay informed and help with solutions. We cannot be silent or passive. We can help if we use our 7 billion minds together. See how young scientists are working … Continue reading

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Oil Plunder

Virunga National Park, home, to the last mountain gorillas and people of the Congo, has been placed in a deal to auction off the precious territory to countries like the US and UK so they can drill for oil! https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/07/25/world/congo-auction-land-oil-companiesContinue reading

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Does history tell us anything?

I read this recently in Ruth Ben Ghiat’s book, Strongmen: “The Cold War made Mobutu’s long rule and luxurious lifestyle possible. The age of decolonization marked a shift in the economic order, with the end of European empires bringing the … Continue reading

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Covid 19 as many countries fight wildfires

As we continue to see the virus take its toll, watching the awful numbers at https://worldometer.pro, there is a background of other disasters for human to grapple with at the same time, such as the earth heating to unbelievable temperatures. … Continue reading

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Clean Water Shortages Worldwide: how to fight disease, such as Covid-19?

“According to a point of Buddhism, water is the most valuable and most important thing because of its connection with disease,” says the monastery’s facilities manager, Urgyan. “Clean water helps everything: healthy body, healthy mind.” A Nepalese Region Reclaims Its … Continue reading

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The 19th century European Curse across Africa: Part One

Image of Tutsi with long horned cattle In my earlier blog tracing the descendants of Aurochs, I came across the above intriguing photograph. This theme of this and the next blog is due my educating myself about the people with … Continue reading

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Lake Victoria, Africa : the Largest Tropical Lake in the World

Those of us who live in the UK are familiar with the image of Ireland and its relative size compared to the size of the joined lands of Scotland, England and Wales. Image of the British Isles In Africa, the … Continue reading

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The Significance of Aurochs

During the Pliocene, the colder climate caused an extension of open grassland, which led to the evolution of large grazers, such as wild bovines. Bos acutifrons is an extinct species of cattle that has been suggested as an ancestor for … Continue reading

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Today’s Hunter Gatherers of Latin America and Africa: part 2

“The Yungas (Aymara yunka warm or temperate Andes or earth, Quechua language meaning yunka warm area on the slopes of the Andes) is a narrow band of forest along the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains from Peru, Bolivia, and … Continue reading

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Wildlife of Africa and the links to wildlife of South America

When South America split from Africa (see previous blog) it became, for much of the past 130 million years, an island continent, and on it organisms evolved in “splendid isolation.” Mammals, especially, evolved into forms not seen anywhere else. The … Continue reading

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