The 9 limits of our planet … and how we’ve raced past 4 of them

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Johan Rockström says humanity has already raced past four of the nine boundaries keeping our planet hospitable to modern life. Writer John Carey digs into the “planetary boundary” theory — and why Rockström says his isn’t, actually, a doomsday message.We’ve been lucky, we humans: For many millennia, we’ve been on a pretty stable — and resilient — planet. As our civilizations developed, we’ve transformed the landscape by cutting down forests and growing crops. We’ve created pollution, and driven plants and animals extinct. Yet our planet has kept spinning along, supporting us, more or less stable and in balance. Going forward, scientists have recently proposed, all we need to do is stay within some limits, nine upper boundaries for bad behavior.

But of course, being human, we haven’t.

In a startling January 2015 paper in Science, Johan Rockström says humanity has already raced past four of the nine boundaries keeping our planet hospitable to modern life. The climate is changing too…

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Miss Movin’ On

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Everything was feeling good, everything was extraordinary but I’m taking back my pride and moving away from your shadow, walking away from your disturbed mind. I do not need this, I don’t deserve it.

I realized what I already suspected; I’m leaving without telling you.

You went from being who stroked my soul to be a cold memory that haunts me at night without realizing I’m already awake.

 I always knew how to read the signs that warned me of that abyss, but I was so focused on the dream I was looking that I did not expect what would come next.

 Here there were no failures, only bad decisions and believe me, I’m an expert on them when it comes to men. I do not need your answers because I don’t have questions, I will not keep you, I gave up the dream you gave me.

 This is my card on the table, I decided not turning back, and I want you to get lost in the fog. I want you to keep your distance without having to ask you, I was weak and I still have some traces but those are good because remained me the things I can’t accept anymore. I’m not longer needing your call, and do not want to wait for that “I love you”… now, it’s enough, now I’m moving on.

 Here I am, exhausted of the same lies, and less likely to believe the story. I grew up with this lesson and I will not bury my learning.

 You’re a bitter defeat that has some sweet when I wake up in my own floor that does not feel cold anymore.

Do you know what the best of this is? The vodka does not need to get mix, on the rocks I realize I did not lose, you are the looser.

¡El MOMENTO más DU-RO de vivir en el Extranjero!

Vamos a Emigrar

…Ya tenía dos años viviendo en España no había visto a mis familiares hasta entonces, llego una etapa en mi vida que no podía creer, mis padres me llamaron una tarde para decirme una cosa que me parecía INSÓLITA. Me dijeron Hija prepara el sancocho que allá vamos todos!!!!  Me salieron muchas lágrimas de la emoción, después de dos años finalmente iba a poner cenar el 24 de Diciembre con mi familia.

No hacía otra cosa que contar los días, las mañanas, las noches, las tardes pensando que ya los iba a ver, queda un día menos, queda un día menos… La noche antes de su llegada no podía dormir, me fuí 5 horas antes al aeropuerto por si “llegaban antes” tenía una bolsa enorme con chaquetas, bufandas,  gorros y guantes, pues era invierno y estábamos a una temperatura media de -4 grados. Me puse de primera a esperar con la cámara grabando…

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La magia de compartir la lectura

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Leer es transportarte a diversos universos, vivir la vida de otros, ser testigo en primera fila de grandes batallas y de historias milenarias. También es compartir y ser capaces de enamorar a otros “a punta de versos”, y es precisamente esta la labor que realizan algunas cuentas de twitter en Caracas y en el interior del país. Aunque los territorios sean distintos todas buscan proponer, intercambiar y fomentar la lectura en el país.

      Iniciativas como @pasalahoja, @ranaencantada,@autoresvzlanos y @adoptaunlibro se valen de 140 caracteres para unir vivencias nacidas gracias a la lectura, bien sea compartir frases de obras literarias, motivar a los más pequeños a proponer nuevas historias, dar a conocer las letras criollas o llenar las plazas y diferentes rincones del país de libros.

       En el caso de @pasalahoja, de la mano de Cine Jardín, la literatura se manifiesta en trueque de libros, festivales…

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