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Ocean overfishing is simply the taking of wildlife from the sea at rates too high for fished species to replace themselves.
Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world, as well as the tallest single drop in the world and one of the eight natural wonders of the world. The waterfall is 979 meters high (3,212 ft) and it drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State, Venezuela . Pilot Jimmy Angel is widely credited for discovering the falls in 1937, but the true discoverer was one Ernesto de Santa Cruz, who found the falls in 1910.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, head of the second expedition to reach the South Pole, and who, with his team, died on his 1912.
It’s difficult to keep track of all this shifting information on sea level rises. It doesn’t help that in climate change reporting, a consistent but bewildering assumption is repeatedly made: that we understand what a 1 metre sea level rise actually means . A “1 metre sea level rise” is in the same domain as “1 ton of carbon” or “£1 billion”.
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Credits — Design & concept: David McCandless Skeptical Sources: Wikipedia , Associated Press , Astronomical Answers: University of Utrecht , The New York Times , John Hoopes on Tribe.Net , Skeptical Inquirer , GSA Bulletin , NASA , Nature Believer sources: Timewave Zero , 2012: Dire Gnosis , RealitySandwich.com , 2012:TheBook , Calleman.com , Institute For Human Continuity (fake website for 2012 film). Explore the sources In this Google doc
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You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be).
If someone were to tell you that they had a technology — a weed actually — that could sequester huge amounts of carbon permanently while lifting villagers out of poverty by providing both protein-rich food and super-insulated building materials, you might start to wonder if they were, well, smoking a different weed.