Indonesian coral reefs video


This 12 November 2019 video says about itself:

Indonesia’s Coral Reefs

In the second installment of National Geographic’s “Into Water” 360 series, dive into the crystal clear waters of Indonesia with marine social ecologist and National Geographic Explorer Shannon Switzer Swanson. More than a quarter of the world’s aquarium fish population comes from Indonesia. Shannon works with local communities, documenting fishing practices. She is hoping to learn why some fishing families have developed sustainable practices while others have not. “Into Water: Indonesia” is the second stop on an around the world 360 tour that documents the work of female Explorers who’ve dedicated their careers to water-related issues.

Fly agarics, other fungi, woodpecker of Terschelling island


Lichen, on 25 september 2019

After the first part of our woodland walk on Terschelling island, still 25 September 2019. Where this lichen grew. A young coniferous tree grew between it.

A great spotted woodpecker calling.

Still a few cross-leaved heath flowers. Penny bun fungi.

Shaggy mane fungi, 25 September 2019

A bit further we reached the Longway road. Along it, these young shaggy mane fungi.

Shaggy mane fungus, 25 September 2019

And one meter further, this one.

Fungi, 25 September 2019

Also, these fungi along a pine cone.

Then, off the Longway road, a sandy footpath to the north. Bovine bolete mushroms.

Fly agarics, 25 September 2019

Along it, these fly agaric mushrooms along still flowering common heather. And some no longer flowering crowberry plants (on the right of the photos, with leaves closer together than in common heather).

Fly agaric, 25 September 2019

Fly agaric, on 25 september 2019

Stay tuned, for more on Terschelling on 25 September 2019!

Climate change, what is it?


This 1 December 2019 video says about itself:

What is Climate Change?

The hard facts about global warming – a defining issue of our time.

Climate change is happening now, and even world leaders meeting for climate talks at this year’s Cop25 know we aren’t doing enough to stop it.

In fact, we’re going backwards. The UN says carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere are going up, and the earth is on track to warm by 3.2 degrees before the century is over. The consequences of that acceleration are already proving disastrous for communities around the world.

This week’s episode of Start Here cuts through the science and the politics, to get you what you need to know about what’s at stake for the planet.

20 MILLION HAVE FLED HOMES DUE TO CLIMATE CRISIS SINCE ’08 Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people from their homes over the last decade ― a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam said. [Reuters]