This 3 August 2019 video says about itself:
July 24, 2019
Press Release: Millions gear up for global climate strikes in September
Organisers say that it is on course to be the largest global mobilization against climate breakdown.
This music video from Austria says about itself:
UNITY – Fridays For Future
This song was written for you and the lyrics and chords are posted here for you to learn and sing.
The writing of UNITY was inspired by the actions and strength shown by Fridays For Future Vienna. We have a vision that this song will be sung by people all over our planet raising their voices for our futures together!
The press release continues:
Millions will take part in global climate strikes on the 20th + 27th September, and the “Week for Future” in between. Organisers say that it is on course to be the largest global mobilization against climate breakdown, with over 6000 people in 150 countries pledging to organise events to date.
The weeklong movement will surround the UN Climate Summit being held on the 23rd of September in New York, which aims to meet the climate challenge by accelerating actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
“It is time for world leaders to wake up to the truth of the climate crisis. By demonstrating people’s power we will make this week a turning point in history. The climate crisis is an emergency. We have to act like it so we will stop our business as usual and show governments what people want: climate justice. This September, millions of us will walk out of homes and workplaces onto the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels”, say school strikers.
The range of actions is huge: from people downing tools and walking out of work to join strikes, rallies, music concerts and marches. From teach ins in libraries, people’s assemblies discussing actions and policies benefiting their local communities, protests targeting fossil fuel companies responsible for the climate crisis, and the banks that fund them; to spending the day raising awareness in communities and pushing for solutions to the climate crisis that have justice and equity at their heart.
“This shouldn’t be just the children’s responsibility. Now, the adults also need to help us. We are calling for them to strike from their work, we need everyone. There is nothing we can’t do, if not you, then who else, if not now, then when?” Greta Thunberg
Support for the strikes and week of future has been growing with parents, academics, bakers, trade unions, doctors, farmers, caretakers, celebrities, and teachers among those organising for September 20-27.
Unions across the globe are building solidarity with the school strikers and are now gearing up with inspiring action plans to support the climate strikes.
Pioneering companies and banks have also declared themselves closed for business, so employees can join youth strikers in the streets.
Throughout the week the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice will also take hundreds of actions around the world as part of its annual Reclaim Power mobilisations calling for the transformation of the energy system.
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“I support the climate strikes to push climate leaders to act for a brighter future for everyone.” – EKPE Dzidodo Koudjo, Chairman of VIVAS FM, a farmer solidarity organisation, Togo
“We need you to be a part of it because we need every age involved Young people have been leading here but now it’s the job of the rest of us to back them up.” Bill McKibben 350.org
“Millions of people we work with are already living with the devastating consequences of climate change. For communities across South Asia struggling to survive extreme monsoon rains, floods and landslides, and those in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe whose farmland was destroyed by Cyclone Idai, the climate crisis is part of their everyday lives.
Climate justice means supporting our sisters and brothers in the global south who are already suffering. It’s time for the wealthy countries who have done the most to cause climate change to step up by cutting emissions and providing finance for those most impacted.
We’ll be working with young people, indigenous communities and rural women – whose experiences are too often overlooked – to rise up and demand climate justice.” Harjeet Singh, ActionAid’s global lead on climate change
“Young people are calling for adults, from trade unionists to those working in the health services, right the way across the UK to join the Global Climate Strike in September.
This will be a pivotal moment to make sure that those in positions of power hear our voices loud and clear; we need urgent action on the climate crisis immediately. Which is why we’re calling for equitable solutions like a Green New Deal that will have economic, social and climate justice at its heart.” Ali Shadjareh, London, UK Student Climate Network
“We stand with the youth who are taking a stance today and raising up their voices to be able to have a real impact.” Joey Bergstein, CEO, Seventh Generation
“We should act immediately, regardless of governments, corporations, or individuals.” Steven Ko CEO of O’Right
“At Lush, we’ve always championed environmental justice, and a just transition to renewable energy. We are acutely aware of the urgency of the climate crisis and that’s why we’re participating in the Climate Strike. From now until September we’ll be motivating our customers to join us on the streets and demand that global leaders take bold steps to safeguard our futures.” Brandi Halls, Director of Brand at Lush Cosmetics.
“Multinational corporations aren’t going to give up anything unless we fight. This is a fight for ourselves, for our future, and for future generations. This is a fight for justice for all: workers, students, parents, teachers, conservatives, liberals, socialists, and everyone else. We can fight against climate breakdown, and we can fight against environmental destruction. We need to all be part of this, or else the establishment won’t budge. We can do this, if we do this together.” Evan Cholerton, Earth Strike International
“Climate breakdown is one of the greatest human rights issue we face. It means food supplies failing, fuel shortages, dwindling access to drinking water, and homes being swallowed by the sea. It means forced migration and worsening resource conflict. It means more frequent and ferocious natural disasters. Protesting against climate breakdown is about much more than emissions and scientific metrics – it’s about building a just and sustainable world that works for all of us.
The world needs a global ‘green new deal’ that tackles the root causes of inequality and the climate crisis together. We need a deal based upon the principles of climate justice and universal rights for all.” May Boeve 350.org
I encourage all to support the Global Climate Strikes on September 20th and September 27th to demand immediate climate action. We need everyone on the streets both days to show solidarity for those who are fighting the climate crisis and those who are currently affected by it. This goes beyond tracking emissions – we need to be equally protecting the Amazon and Indigenous peoples as well as make changes to have clean, safe water and land for all animal life. See you on the streets. – Andrea Shaw, Earth Strike
Students led the way, but it’s time for workers to join in. Make no mistake: this is our last chance. As wildfires multiply and food security is already being threatened in some regions, we realize it’s not only our future, but our present safety that’s at stake. Governments must act. And if they don’t, we intend to do whatever’s necessary to force their hand.” François Geoffroy, La Planète s’invite au Parlement
“We need world leaders to wake up to the truth of the climate crisis. And because we don’t have a single year to loose, we’re going to make this week a turning point in history. We young people have understood that the climate crisis is an emergency. And We ask Everyone to act like it, to stop business as usual with us. This September, millions of us across the globe will join us on the streets to demand the end of empty commitment but real change and real climate action””, Luisa Neubauer, Fridays for Future Germany
For years our political “leaders” have delayed real action to tackle climate change with empty promises and dangerous distractions while our communities on the front line suffer the consequences. We need radical change to the global economic system but it’s not going to come from the top. That’s why we must step up our efforts to build the power of our movements around the world and hold those responsible for this crisis to account. We are mobilising to demand that all countries do their fair share of climate action, that rich industrialised countries repay their historical climate debt, that corporate polluters are held to account and prevented from doing further harm, and to reject false solutions in favour of people-led natural climate solutions. We demand an end to fossil fuel subsidies. Keep them in the ground!’ Lidy Nacpil Demand Climate Justice
From fridaysforfuture.nl, on the Netherlands:
This is a call to action for all people, parents and kids, students and working people, retirees and grandparents: to join the first general strike for the climate on the 27th of September. Leave your schools and your offices, the universities and the stores and take to the streets with us in The Hague.
The current [Dutch] climate agreement is not enough, it’s not just enough and it’s not in accordance with the Urgenda verdict [in which the Dutch government was convicted in a court for neglecting the climate]. We demand a Dutch Green New Deal with fair and ambitious climate policy to tackle the climate crisis effectively.
This climate strike is being organised by a large coalition of organizations in the Netherlands and is part of the largest international climate mobilization in history. Building on the successful youth strikes which started almost a year ago, young people and adults will strike together for the first time to demand a livable and just world, for now and for the future.
We are calling on everyone to join. Everyone is welcome and everyone is needed. Share this event with your classmates, colleagues, fellow students, and family; call and message your friends! Together we will make the climate strike massive!
Fridays For Future Netherlands – Earth Strike NL – Extinction Rebellion NL – Code Rood – Fossiel Vrij NL – Jongeren milieu actief (JMA) – Teachers for Climate NL – Students for Climate NL
Looking for partners and volunteers:
We will need all the help we can get in the coming weeks. Pupils and students, bus drivers, farmers, organizations … Join in and help make the climate strike the biggest ever. Register your organization as a partner or volunteer here.
TOP CLIMATE DENIER MYTH UP IN SMOKE The argument that CO2 emissions from fossil fuels benefit humanity has become a favorite among climate contrarians. And just like so many other go-to talking points, this one is wildly inaccurate, as a United Nations report drove home this week. [HuffPost]
Spain: CGT Anarchist [Trade] Union [Federation] Joins the World Climate General Strike Sept. 27th: here.
This 31 July 2019 video is about a bobolink singing in Canada.
This 4 August 2019 video from United States congresswoman and Democratic party presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says about itself:
Trump’s supporting/protecting al-Qaeda in Syria because those terrorists share the US goal of overthrowing the Assad regime is a huge betrayal to all of our servicemembers, to all of those first responders on 9/11, to every family that lost a loved one on that day.
This 4 August 2019 video says about itself:
What Did Megalodon Really Look Like?
Megalodon is infamous the world over, but what did this mega shark really look like? The fossils of this animal are very incomplete, leading to a great deal of speculation on what its true life appearance could have been.
This 3 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:
While officials did not immediately announce the identity of the shooter, the Washington Examiner reported that “A law enforcement source in El Paso told the Washington Examiner that 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius from Dallas, Texas, has been taken into custody.”
A manifesto purportedly written by Crusius, perhaps even in the hours before the shooting attack that according to one report left at least  people dead, was left behind. Pages of the manifesto included anti-immigrant rhetoric with the author going into depth on why he is “against race mixing”, supports the idea to “send them back” and offering a prediction of “genocide”.
This tweet refers to the Twitter account of the El Paso, Texas mass murderer Crusius. ‘MAGA‘ refers to Make America Great Again, Donald Trump‘s slogan. ‘Duke’ refers to racist Republican politician and ex-Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke.
STRING OF TEXAS CHILD SHOOTINGS HIGHLIGHT GUN VIOLENCE Five children were shot in four separate incidents over the weekend in Texas, highlighting a sobering statistic for a state already struggling with gun violence: Texas ranks first in the nation for unintentional shootings involving children. [HuffPost]
This 1 August 2019 video says about itself:
Watch pufferfish beach themselves for mass mating | Science News
A mass of Japanese grass pufferfish let themselves wash briefly ashore for frenzied mating at one of the beaches where they gather when conditions are just right (cue the moonlight).
By Susan Milius, 12:07pm, August 1, 2019:
There’s more to pufferfish than that goofy spiked balloon
Pufferfish can have frenzied romantic lives, not to mention strange teeth
So what if fish need water to live. For certain pufferfish, flirting on the sand of a moonlit beach is irresistible (in bursts). And that’s not the only odd thing the ocean’s famous self-inflators do.
Some of the 200 or so species in the puffer family take courtship to extremes. On a few moonlit nights a year at some Asian shores, Japanese grass pufferfish (Takifugu niphobles) flock to the beach to mate.
“A big ball of these pufferfish, maybe 400 fish, will sort of rise up on the rising tide and beach themselves,” says Gareth Fraser, an evolutionary developmental biologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Typically, that ball contains several hundred males and maybe one female, he says. The males start jumping around, releasing sperm onto the watery sand where a female discharges eggs. When a wave eventually sloshes in high enough, it washes them back to sea.
Sand underwater holds allure as well. Males of a species not recognized until 2014 turned out to be the architects of mysterious underwater versions of crop circles. These white-spotted pufferfish (Torquigener albomaculosus) spend days plowing and fin flapping sand into great symmetrical rosettes as welcome mats for female visitors.
This video says about itself:
Puffer Fish Constructs A Masterpiece of Love – BBC Earth
To attract a female fish, the Japanese puffer fish will work 24 hours a day, for an entire week in a row, to create the most stunning sand art.
This most incredible video from BBC Earth gives us glorious look at nature and fish in particularly. After watching this video, people will hopefully look differently on fishes and treat them more kindly.
The Susan Milius article continues:
Courtship among some in the pufferfish family, however, can be pretty brutal, Fraser says. “Sometimes, the male will bite with these really sharp beaks on the abdomen of the females.”
It was those strange beaks, more parrot than shark, that first nibbled Fraser’s scientific curiosity. The first teeth in baby puffers seem unremarkably vertebrate. But as the young fish grow up, the rows of pointy bits gives way to two nubs that stretch sideways along the jaw, eventually creating a pair of long, sharp-edged blades. With one set of blades along the upper jaw and another on the lower, adult puffers “can chop a fish in half and then feast on it,” he says. Aquarists need to feed their pufferfishes plenty of hard-shelled mollusks to wear down the blades or trim them back with a fish version of a nail clipper. If the beaks overgrow, the fish can’t eat.
In the intimidating body part catalog, pufferfishes are perhaps best known for turning into spiky balls when outraged. These spines perk upright when puffers gulp water to balloon out their abdomens. Some of the same gene networks that put feathers on birds and hairs on mammals turn out to put the protective spines on puffers, Fraser and colleagues report July 25 in iScience. Those spines have evolved from the scales that covered distant fish ancestors. But between today’s skinny spines, modern pufferfishes are totally naked. Try not to stare.