The Environment: Stephen Hawking,”We are in danger of destroying ourselves…”

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.”
Stephen Hawking

Who was Stephen Hawking?

Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking

The Environment: Carl Sagen, “Anything else you’re interested in is not…”

“Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air or  drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something.”
Carl Sagen

Who was Carl Sagen?

Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, and science communicator.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan

 

The Environment: Albert Einstein,” If bees disappeared off the globe then man…”

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
Albert Einstein

Who was Albert Einstein?

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein

Take Action to save bees

Information and easy ways to save bees from Friends of the Earth
https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bees

The Environment: Stephen Hawking, “We are in danger of destroying…”

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.”
Stephen Hawking

Who was Stephen Hawking?

Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death.

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking

The Environment: Leo Tolstoy:”One of the first conditions of happiness…”

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.
Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy

The Environment: Albert Einstein, “We still do not know one thousandth of one percent…”

“We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.”
Albert Einstein

Who was Albert Einstein?

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein

The Environment: Nelson Mandela, “It is in your hands…”

“It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.”
Nelson Mandela

Who Was Nelson Mandela?

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

The Environment:” The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who…”

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”
Albert Einstein.

Who was Albert Einstein?

Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was unable to find a teaching post, he accepted a position as technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office. In 1905 he obtained his doctor’s degree.

Read more:
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1921/einstein/biographical/

Take action:

There are many organisations, charities/non profits which campaign for the environment here are just two.

Extinction Rebellion UK:
https://extinctionrebellion.uk/

Extinction Rebellion International:
https://rebellion.global/

Greenpeace UK
https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/

Greenpeace International
https://www.greenpeace.org/global/

Motivation/Inspiration: Amelia Earhart, “A single act of kindness…”

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”
Amelia Earhart

Who was Amelia Earhart?

Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart

 

The Environment: Louise Dickinson Rich” “I feel a great regard for the trees: they represent age…”

“I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.”
Louise Dickinson Rich

Louise Dickinson Rich was a writer known for fiction and non-fiction works about the New England region of the United States, particularly Massachusetts and Maine.

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Dickinson_Rich