"In February 1990, Voyager 1 took one last photograph of its home planet. Earth appeared as a tiny blue dot in a vast sea of darkness."
You can find out more about his thinking on this website: http://www.carlsagan.com/
and see the dot which he refers to.
Then I received an e-mail from David Suzuki who states that"
"This classic photograph of the Earth was taken on December 7, 1972. The original caption is reprinted below: View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica south polar ice cap. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap. Note the heavy cloud cover in the Southern Hemisphere. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible. The Arabian Peninsula can be seen at the northeastern edge of Africa. The large island off the coast of Africa is the Malagasy Republic. The Asian mainland is on the horizon toward the northeast." He is starting a Canada wide tour www.bluedot.ca from September 24 to November 9, I'm crossing the country, from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Victoria, B.C., with 20 stops along the way. The plan is to work with Canadians from all walks of life to protect the people and places we love. It's the most important thing I've ever done.”
1. Ebola and other diseases spreading
2. Droughts in so many places in the world
3. Flooding out of control in other parts of the world
4. Fires out of control in other parts of the world
5. Wars escalating and thousands of innocent people being killed – massacred
6. Refugee numbers escalating
7. Immigration crisis on the increase
8. Cold war looming
9. Political unrest spreading globally with a
10. A growing feeling of powerlessness amongst people
11. Oceans, Lakes and rivers being polluted
12. Temperatures increasing in some parts of our Globe while they drop in other parts
13. GMO products increasing
14. Pesticides being used which is killing off bees which has decreased pollination
15. Food sources becoming a global problem
16. Global flooding with the Arctic ice melting – so many cities and islands will be submerged eventually
So the point is - so much is happening in our Earth Home - how do we deal with it personally, socially and globally. Any points of view or opinions would be appreciated.