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The Strikingly Beautiful but Frail World We Live In

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posted on Jan, 26 2010 @ 11:02 PM
so pretty ...but is that earth....

posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 12:09 AM

I Love Earth!

S&F! For an amazing post showing an amazing world!

posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 06:13 AM

Originally posted by Rising Against
Not long ago I made a thread about the beauty of space and the incredible pictures is has managed to show us over the years and making that thread got me thinking about the beauty of earth itself and the breathtaking images it has also managed to amaze us with.

So alot of effort went into making this message so please try and enjoy and please try and at least listen to the message im trying to send.

Thank You.

But it's such a god damn shame that we are Destroying this world all day everyday by doing this.

Manmade disasters can be just as bad as natural in some cases, Look at the Amazon rainforest for example!

  • More than 20% of Earth's oxygen is produced in this area, thus the name "Lungs of the Planet"

  • With 2,5 million square miles, the Amazon rainforest represents 54% of the total rainforests left of the planet

  • Amazon rainforest birds account for for at least one third of the world's bird species, being toucan the most popular icon

  • More than half of the world's estimated ten million species of plants, animals and insects live in the tropical forest.

  • 70% of plants found to have anticancer properites are found only in the rainforest

  • The number of edible fruits found in the rainforest is estimated in 3,000. Amazon natives consume more than 1,500, but only 200 are cultivated for use today

  • An estimated 90% of Amazon rainforest plants used by Amazon natives have not been studied by modern science

  • In 1500 there were an estimated 6 to 9 million Amazon natives. By 1900 the number has gone down to one million lelf in Brazil.

  • Today, the number is believed to be of around 250,000 Amazon natives, comprising 215 ethnic groups with 170 different languages

  • There may also be fifty or so Amazon tribes living in the depths of the Amazon rainforest that have never had contact with the outside world

  • An estimated number of 2,700 million acres of the rainforest are burned each year

Thank you for reading and I hope by making this thread that I have at least made you think about our world and what is happening to it each and every day.

[edit on 26-1-2010 by Rising Against]

Amazon Rainforest is cut Down Mostly for Intensive Cattle Ranching for McDonald's and other Global Fast Food Chains and Petroleum Industries

[edit on 27-1-2010 by masonicon]

posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 10:44 AM
reply to post by Rising Against

We see through a glass, darkly. Some folks spend their entire lives without seeing any of this and yet they live, give birth, work, love, and die.

What's it all about Alfie?

posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 12:08 PM
reply to post by AndersonLee

You suggesting its... Maybe Mars??

posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 03:37 PM
I agree with what a lot of people said, these pictures are absolutely stunning. Just staring at them makes sets off my imagination.

posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 11:27 PM
The HOME vid is available in the UK via the direct youtube link. Superb!

posted on Jan, 28 2010 @ 05:56 AM
reply to post by WiredForSound

Really? Well it say's it's not available in my country which is in the UK

posted on Jan, 30 2010 @ 05:36 AM
Wow this is probably the greatest picture of nature that i've ever seen IMO

I can't get it on though sadly but follow that link.

posted on Feb, 1 2010 @ 09:51 PM
Thanks for the pictures, must say some of them are good and wish I could be in some of the places.

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 01:09 PM
Just wanted to add these pics to the beautiful ones provided by the op ...

posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 12:53 PM
reply to post by schrodingers dog

Nice pics!

And i never really focused on the images from space (no matter how awesome they are) I just tried to focus on some amazing pictures from the ground.

Thanks for showing those pics though S-dog

posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 02:01 PM
I just stumbled across this site (see link below) and i remembeed i had this thread so i thought i'd post them.

(Click Here)

Some amazing pictures there.

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 02:03 PM
reply to post by Rising Against

I had to bump this thread back up cos these pictures are just STUNNING !!

Yes, the world is indeed a fragile, beautiful place and man should be ashamed of the destruction he has inflicted on this truly awesome planet .

Oh, I so need to look at those pics again...
WOW !!

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