A story of salt, the outcome, your health & the female picture. The Science of healthy living.
Let us start from the tail of the end. Because we all know that every good tale comes equipped with an end that
makes the rest of the story worth reading.
And as such, the developing story of salt is a story of the roughly 2.5 million deaths around the world which could be prevented each year if
global salt consumption was to be reduced below the recommended levels.
The Essence of Creativity, Hides Inside our Minds The Science of a Healthy Life
The Cerebellum inside our individual selfs will dance its very best only to its own bidding.
Hidden away, inside and behind the curtain of what we consider our conscious thoughts, our "little brain" powers on with magnificent poise.
The small, behind the scene part of what we think of as our brain, is despite its small size
(The Cerebellum makes up about 10% of homo sapiens total brain volume) commandeering the majority of our brains neurons.
Air Pollution and our health The factual Science of a Healthy Life, updated with WHO data, march 2017
Science continually spits out more reasons in a never ending string as to why anyone interested in their own health and body should also be caring for a sustainable society and world.
As if it is not already bad enough with modern day life´s annoying sidekick, air pollution, causing cancer, asthma and respiratory diseases and crazy smog in a growing number of cities. We can now add dementia to the list of unpleasant and unhealthy effects that life in any unsustainable society will cause through air pollution.
Swedish researchers at Umeå University have uncovered compelling evidence for a direct link between air pollution and dementia. The run down is that if you happen to live in an area that leaves you exposed to air pollution you will run a 40 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia compared to if you would have chosen to live in a city with healthier air and environment.
On continuous gusts of solar wind mixed with terrestrial ions Earth shower the moon with earthborn oxygen The Science of Life
Outside our blue wonders shielded atmosphere, the coldness of space is filled with the burning solar wind. The dust and speckles of stars,
radiation, vacuum and alien stuff like dark matter and gigantic black holes.
It is a marvel of glorious destruction and life that continuously mix and merge outside our calm home, organic chaos tearing down and building new life things across the vastness of time and our Universe.
And amongst it all, somehow, each month, Earth fires up its magnetic shields as we position ourselves between the sun and the moon, and for five whole day´s we Earthlings shower our cute little friend with Earthbound oxygen and organic matter.
In other words, we colonize and shape the very fabric of the alien entity we call the moon with Earthborn biological life and air, organic matter traveling from our blue marble all the way to the moon through the dark void on the winds of the sun.
Environmental Performance Index Scandinavia leads the world The Science of a healthy life
2016 years Environmental Performance Index tells us in one more way, what we already know, and that is that Scandinavia is one hell of a wonderful place to live. The world's four best nations according to the index are all Scandinavians with Finland, Iceland, and Sweden being the only 3 nations in the world with an EPI score above 90. ( All three still have plenty of room to improve much more, and obviously do need to improve much more. ) And just behind that trio, ranked as number four in the world is Denmark. So, just what is the Environmental Performance Index? Read on to find out.
To Dine and Kiss in Space Making love in zero gravity The Science of a healthy life
Making love, off world. And some of the many wondrous and perhaps flat out strange things you can expect to encounter during your future romantic, space date. In our rapidly approaching near future and a few fortunate souls present day reality, the perplexing realities of dating far away from planet Earth will no longer be confined to the silvery screens of yesterday.
Soon a rapidly growing number of people will be able to prepare and plan for romantic weekend dates out and away from Earth´s atmosphere. But beyond the tantalizing, and highly romantic aspect of kissing high up above as you look down back on this blue marble. What else is there to going off the reservate and into the dark unknown?. What about the little everyday things when you kiss, hold hands and make love beneath the stars, way out in space.
Moments before the snow & Sekkusu shinai shokogun The Science of a Healthy Life
Sekkusu shinai shokogun Is a Japanese term for the flight away from human intimacy. But it represents so much more than being a fancy sounding term for the individual flight away from sexual enjoyment and fulfilling love. What that phrase truly represent is not just physical sex, however, it is a loss of something fundamentally human in society at large.
Not surprisingly almost all humans require enjoying life, love, sex, and relationships in a way that is fulfilling towards their own personal needs, emotions, and desires. And when individual life becomes reduced to being nothing more than a slave to be used and abused by endless corporations. The state, a spouse, or simply someone else's selfish and never ending demands. Be it monetary, sexual, emotional or otherwise, that person will grow unhappy with such an unbalanced way of life.
Life fulfillment and enjoyment is simply not measured by the size of your paycheck. Nor can it ever be obtained on an endless one-sided road. A minority might, of course, find that kind of draining one-way trip a wonderful and fulfilling life that truly makes every cell in their being happy, working away 20 hours per day. Giving time, energy, emotions and life itself to an utterly ungrateful and never ending taker that will never give anything that is even remotely close to being enough in return.
20 Jan 2017 got to be the historic day when the raging Vikings of Sweden became a 10 million strong population.
So let us take a look at the short historic population view of this beautiful kingdom of the North.
Sweden has exported large numbers of Vikings across the world and the European continent on numerous occasions,
like when the Swedish Goths raged across most of Europe, walking up and down, left and right for numerous decades after having migrated out
of their home in Sweden. A million people or so also left Scandinavia for the USA during the wild west years, and countless of long and strange
war´s on the European continent for what amounts to hundreds of years thinned our Viking population on numerous occasions.
So it is more than likely that if we had exported fewer Vikings and embraced our current philosophy of peace earlier that we would have
crossed the 10 million mark a very long time ago.
Autumn Serenade, October Hike The science & beauty of a fit and healthy Life
Waking up to a freshly minted Autumn day, a slight touch of frost on the windows and a beautiful sun painting the auburn colored
landscape that is waiting. Right there on the other side of the sheets of glass that bends light and offers a surface for water and air,
warmth and cold to mix and match and play catch with each other.
Transforming the same entity from juxtaposing but equally natural and connected states.
A quick and nourishing breakfast, consisting of black coffee, Greek yogurt, some whole grains, an apple or two, a banana,
water and a couple of fresh tomatoes and some protein powder mixed with the yogurt and whole grains. My camera is already fully charged,
lenses are waiting in the backpack and a big bottle of fresh tap water.
A Mutual symbiosis Planet Earth, Animals, and Homo Sapiens The Science of a healthy life
Today is Tuesday, or perhaps it is Wednesday or Monday, or even Friday at your corner of the world. But whatever the day and time, I hope that it is a beautiful day for you. It certainly is such where I am. The sun is shining and the air is as clean as it is healthy to breathe, and behind me, the coffee is brewing as I type these words. Even better still, in a few hours I have a romantic date waiting with my beautiful girlfriend.
Yes, today is a beautiful day by all accounts. But today is also Earth day, or at least it should be.
A label, Sangua mama, born in lacking hearts and anger, and my humble, floral sun which is born in smiles and wonder.
Once, she was a proud girl. Before their superstition and anger stripped her shivering soul bare naked in the streets earlier this year.
Once, she smiled upon the rays of the sun. Before they cut her skin deep with knives, fueled by hate, fear, and a burning wish to destroy
something dear and pretty.
Once, she enjoyed making love. Before burning hot rods of metal had been inserted inside her genitals, tarnishing, and burning flesh, and destroying her sexual pleasures for all of life.
Once, she proudly walked these streets of ours and the forest roads nearby. Once her mind jumped in joy as the fluttering birds let their song fly free upon the wind that caressed her hair. Once, was now the remnant memories of a calm reality before they tortured her outside in the
burning midday sun, in the open street next to their own homes and quarters, outside in the view of the public eye, a torture meant to steal her life and
pride in front of an ocean of cheering children, fearful people, and smug indifferent police.
Arctic Sunrise - Year 4.5 Billion The camel that could have been a leopard.
One of planet Earth´s most unique land-living animals still roaming about in the wild also happens to be one of the cutest and most enchanting, and gentle colossuses that have ever existed. Yet, somehow, despite the towering size and unique characteristics of these majestic critters they are also one of the lesser talked about wildlife stars. And so it happens that by now they are like so many other species highly endangered without anyone really paying attention.
But perhaps that is the reward that life gave these majestic beings that float across the land they call home as if they are majestic land dwelling whales. A backseat in the human consciousness as we proceeded to decimate their global population with 40 or so % in less than 30 years.
Our Arctic Sunrise, Year 4.5 Billion The Living Planet Report
Anthropocene is a word I personally like. You encounter it quite often in the things I write and talk about. It is, in my opinion, a word that is as beautiful as it is powerful, and it is a word that shifts our entire world on its axis. This simple word encapsulates all that has progressed through human history, every single day of our global past and our shifting present day reality. It is our shared, mutual future. The word Anthropocene goes far beyond geology and hard to understand science. It captures the simple thing that is all our reality, the way humanity has lived and the cause and effect of it all. It also shows us the globally shared responsibility we all must shoulder. It is a word and a concept that defines the facts of our present day reality.
This single word provides a focused lens that captures the changing reality of human life and planet Earth. There are no obfuscated truths here, no shadows to hide within. Life in the Anthropocene is the simple truth of life on Earth and it is the summary of the catastrophic effect modern day society has already had and continues to have. Not just on this planet, whose planetary bounds we have broken and shattered. But the industrialization of the last 100 years has harmed human life too, not just a few, but all of us.
All the soon to be 10 billion homo sapiens and all the rapidly diminishing animals. We are all this single word.
It communicates the urgency with which we must act and it shows us how the lies and global capitalistic worldview of infinite natural resources and exponential growth that greedy shareholders and owners rejoice at must come to an abrupt end. It tells us these things because we are no longer a small entity on a big and everlasting, infinite planet. We, the human race, are now a cataclysmic devastation on a small planet, where we have reached the saturation point in the last 100 years.
One such truth is roughly 40% of all Giraffes being wiped out from planet Earth in the last 30 years, and no one even noticed it until now.
Arctic Sunrise - Year 4.5 Billion the birth of one more year
In front of me. The vastness of the arctic spreads it's wings over billabong and fields. Snowy valleys and frost clad mountains. It is all illuminated and painted by the lingering nightly shadows. Dressed up to play in the cold and vibrant arctic scenery. Fluffy white and deep ocean blue are the colors that mix so well with the pale red and yellow of the rising winters sun.
The scene that unfolds before my eyes this morning was given even more depth by the plume of misty winters fog that effortlessly reached out into the sky to greet the warming blanket of the winter sun.
The day Hiroshima burned, August 6, 1945
B-San and Hiroshima Life and History on Earth
Rewind, for a brief moment time, and dial it back all the way to August 6, 1945. Slow your time travel down and set the clock at exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, Japanese time. And what you will now get to experience if you look up at the sky is the moment when an entire world shivered in pain, fear, guilt, relief, anxiety, doubts, death and disgust. It is the moment when an atomic bomb lit up the sky above Hiroshima. The moment when Miss Toshiko Sasaki sat down at her place in the Hiroshima plant office turning her head to speak to the girl sitting right next to her.
It is today, a little more than 70 years since this day.
year 5 in the 697 Olympic and our winter solstice life amongst flowers.
Today we witnessed the sun at its lowest flying point of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, a glorious day called winter solstice. It is a juxtaposing day of newborn light and hope as well as the darkest day of the year with the shortest amount of daylight to be seen and felt. Well, in some places there is, of course, no daylight at all. Here in the Arctic, in the northern winter realms, the thing we call the polar night is in full swing this time of the year and the sun will not reappear in a real and proper way until 2017 have properly taken hold.
This is a short stand-alone sci-fi story from my near future book universe 2028AD. You can read it as is, a short near future sci-fi story, served in a perfectly delicious coffee break bite size to entertain and brighten your day. Or you can read it as a slice of time picked straight out of the bigger story that is the shared book universe 2028AD.
It is however, capable of standing on its own exactly as it is, but like life itself, it is also just one little photon that connects to all the others swimming in the one vast ocean together with each other :). Giving meaning and context, life and transforming movement and energy through its own ripples. And perhaps one day you will find out that this little snippet is very much a meaningful part of the bigger story that is waiting to unravel. And perhaps this story will reappear again, with a beginning and a continuation.
Today, with the falling snow outside, life is simply put beautiful enough to serve as the background for a short mention of one of life´s many wondrous aspects, the Alpine Swift bird.
The Alpine swift is a migrating bird that enjoys one vast home stretching over the two continents of Africa and Europe. Two vast and separated continents that the Alpine bird will insist is in truth its own singular home.
The amazing thing, mind blowing even if you ask me.
For the Alpine Swift, Europe, is the nesting place, where it breeds and enjoy life more like a normal bird.
Which I guess make Europe the Alpine Swifts bedroom and living room :P, because that is the only continent where it actually, you know.. Ever touch down and lands, to rest, breed and eat.
Life rekindled, or a silent passing The Science of a healthy life
To the far east of the world, in the land of the rising sun, in the presence of Mount Fujis captivating beauty quite a few travel from stressful city lives amongst sky high buildings and stone paved streets to meet the beauty of nature on equal footing. Most, of course only have one purpose with such a trip, to rekindle their own appreciation for all things life. To find peace of mind, moments of solemn beauty and perhaps, a rekindled surge of energy for the soul in the slumbering whispers of Mt Fujis leafy forest and snowy crest. But for others, that solitary forest and proud mountain where the wind ruffles branches and leafs in a softly spoken voice might instead be the chosen way too walk into their own eternal night surrounded by all the things they felt that life in the city never seemed capable of providing.
Sex, and People The sweet nectar of a Healthy Life
I actually wrote the foundation for this piece a couple of years ago. But the subject, insights, and the all-encompassing conclusion is every bit as important and right today as it has always been and always will be.
The Minority Report
Minority Report was for the global audience first made famous by Tom Cruise and Spielberg when they turned Philip K Dicks original story into
a global movie blockbuster.
And this is the story they shaped their movie from, a dystopian sci-fi story about a society that solves murder and crimes long before they ever happen.
by author Philip K Dick.
Suitable for teens and up. Explicit storytelling and events.
UHD book reading video TBA
Weekend read (Three Nights Bed time read)
In the near future, we do not wait for crimes to happen. We solve them by keeping an eye on the perceived future.
Catching murderers before they claim their victims. But is the system accurate? And what happens if someone can game it?.
November 30 Remembrance Day for Lost Species & Thanksgiving before that
People are by default, natural beings of magic and alchemy. Precious little things which like the words we so often squander carelessly around might appear to be near endless in number and as such perhaps to you feel like petty change a snowy day.
But we all come into this world born with the same wisdom and magic and inherent limitless beauty.
This article could have done with a photo of Martha, the last passenger pigeon the world would ever see, or perhaps a Tasmanian tiger. Perhaps I could have used a photo of the great auk, a beautiful bird we decided to swipe away from the face of this planet just so we could use its final strips of flesh as fish bait.
So, there you go, a swift and to the point answer. But let us play just a little bit more with that simple and honest thought of how many wind power turbines we need to feed the entire world's global energy need with nothing but clean and sustainable wind power 24/7, 365 days per year. Well, you see, the thing is that the 4 million wind turbine answer, that is based on how things are today.
No progress in technology and efficiency and zero other energy resources available.
And that is of course not reality. The sustainable sector advances brutally quick.
TLDR Health, Obesity and Genes, the science of healthy living cuts risk with 50% even with 'bad' genes
Middlesbrough currently has the highest level of obese children ranging from 4 to 11 year old in the UK. In total England is estimated to have
198,036 overweight or obese children in that age group. But pointing that out has nothing to do with good looks and physical ideals, it is not about fat shaming, but
it has to do with health, however. Adults decide what children eat and how sedentary they are in that age group. At home, and at school.
So be an adult and make healthier choices for all those children's future health. Sedentary living and unhealthy food choices, or simply overeating hurt individual health,
and there is no way around that.
TLDR Sea level rise @ 2 °C would give 40cm rise on Atlantic coast. 5 °C up to 1.8m.
Two degrees of global warming above our previous pre-industrial level is for the moment considered a level of
climate change which we will have to simply live with. It is by now unavoidable in other words since we have already as of October 2016 reached global average temperatures 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.
Unless the world would go cold turkey today on fossil fuel and pollution, but not even that would keep us below that 2C warming as things are looking today.
This “2 °C” threshold is likely to be reached absolutely no later than 2040.
Solar roof by Tesla World improving health and posh electricity
Solar Roof, the only way to build a roof that is as posh and stylish, and durable as it is is capable of improving world health.
Yes, the latest tesla product improves your entire life & style.
Off grid just got way more stylish and durable with the introduction of Solar Roof by Tesla.
More durable than a normal roof, yet way prettier than your ordinary solar roof. And less costly than the combination of normal roof + solar panels.
Quartz glass made solar powered tiles provide better insulation, life lasting strength and durability and off grid solar energy. In the winter the solar roof even keep itself snow free by generating heat.
Don't feel like having your roof look exactly like the neighbor? Easy as pie, just order your own preferred look, there are several styles to go with, one is smooth steel looking kind of thing, another fav of mine has a grungy but gorgeous stone like thing going on. Roman like orange tiles is yet another one.
Pick and choose once production and delivery go live in 2017.
Never buy Caged hen eggs a simple and healthy choice that also happens to be the humane choice
Nothing much needed for this one. Eggs is a superb and healthy food choice, and you should absolutely continue enjoying that. But never, ever dumb yourself down to neglect how filthy and inhumane the industry behind caged hens are. So the way forward is as simple as it gets. Buy eggs from modern day farmers that caters to sustainable and healthy and organic, free walking farming. Your health deserves that, the hens providing you with that superb nutrition deserves it, and our planet deserves healthy and sustainable modern farmers.
Everything living continually evolves even the blanket of life we call the universe
As my readers well know, the universe is in constant flux. Stars and planets, black holes and moons, they give rise to new babies, they kill, devour, swallow and merge. What once was, might tomorrow be something entirely new. The stars we look up at during night actually move, they dimm, they grow bright, shape and mass will change, they multiply, divide, shrink and die. Add to that our ever growing scientific understanding of life and the universe.
Recently we realized that the universe we can see have trillions of more galaxies than we had previously understood.
European Medicines Agency strong antibiotics use still growing on European farms
Short and sweet: Data reveals that while European farmers thankfully are now using a lower total amount of veterinary antimicrobial agents in animals, compared to the previous year, the use of strong and potent antibiotics in some European nations, such as colistin have worryingly continued to increase.
These types of antibiotics, which are classified as critically important in human medicine should due to the health and well-being of people not be used at all in food and farm production. This is due to the natural ability of bacteria to mutate and evolve. So by over using crucial antibiotics on livestock animals instead of simply treating the animals better and saving the medication for critically ill people we are increasingly seeing cases of bacteria, spreading to humans, which are already resistant to even the strongest of current antibiotics.
Excessive Air Pollution, soil degradation, polluted water, unsustainable energy. Unhealthy food production and sedentary living is damaging life and health of almost every human being The Science of a healthy life
This is a long form article covering our individual and global, planetary health and the way it is all linked together, today and every tomorrow from here until eternity:
WHO, the U.N. health agency revealed September 2016 that 92 percent of the global population now live in areas where human-made air pollution exceeds what WHO consider safe for your health.
All while ever-increasing global temperatures and increasing frequency in weather-related disasters keep making not just daily life but also food production and food security harder for all. A basic premise and reality which will have to go hand in hand with a growing worldwide population. A population that deserves a healthy and fulfilling life.
But, not only is one in nine deaths worldwide in some way caused by air pollution. Perhaps more importantly, beyond that number, hundreds ( billions actually ) of millions of people are affected in their daily life with various health issues due to human-made pollution and other unhealthy aspects of modern day life of some sort.
So the question should not be 'can we afford to go healthy and sustainable'.
No, instead, the reality already is 'How fast can we go all sustainable and healthy, because we already know that we can not afford to not do it'.
Ephemeral life It passes swiftly and precious by, each day a new canvas of infinite, but finite in days, possibilities to do and enjoy your way
In the summer of 2014, my long and wildly wonderful life which I have always lived by my own choosing, in a world of infinite beauty was somehow, still gifted with the by far, best days, and moments and joy of my entire life up until this very point.
Made unique and perfectly complete, not due to the grandness of those moments, nor the words, price tag or anything superficial and equally irrelevant. But instead, the individual parts and the sum of it all was made complete and wonderful due to being enjoyed together with the love of my life.)
October 10, morning by the lake Our rowing boat and the white-tailed eagle
As life progress across the expanding space that is time and the growing universe, it touches each and every one of us. Changing us from the inside out, simultaneously and incrementally steering a continual change in both the largest and smallest of ways. This gradual transformation caused by life and your own actual needs and healthy choices, is as wonderful as it is taken for granted, but in truly rare everyday life moments, as life reach out to touch you as you cast yourself out to enjoy the untamed and never ending torrent that is life, something remarkable sometimes happens and in those moments you and life find yourself mixing and merging to change the wild waters of the entire universe through that very same unilateral and symbiotic touch.
Reducing cancer risk by keeping fit and active Your Fitness Tribe
Researchers recently found that a high level of cardiorespiratory activity was linked to a much lower risk of lung and colon cancer in middle-aged, and older men. Unrelated of age, both men, and females diagnosed with cancer also lowered their risk of dying if they maintained or started to do a high(er) level of fitness.
Excessive Air Pollution Is hurting almost every human being The Science of a healthy life
This is a short 10-second news snippet regarding our individual and global health: WHO, the U.N. health agency revealed in a new report published September 2016 that 92 percent of the global population now live in areas where air quality exceeds what WHO consider safe for your health. Southeast Asia, eastern Mediterranean, and the western Pacific regions are the hardest hit but it apply to the entire world.
The worldwide data broken down to national and regional accuracy was produced from new satellite surveillance as well as traditional measurements of pollution, in about 3,000 places across the world.
Not only is one in nine deaths worldwide in some way caused by air pollution, but perhaps more importantly, beyond that number, hundreds of millions of people are affected in their daily life with various health issues due to human-made air pollution. So the question remains, is it not time we all realized the immense health as well as financial toll of not adopting a far more sustainable and healthy way of life in society. People talk about the cost of going green and clean, but it is quite obvious the other way around.
We surf across a sea of gravitational waves The Science of a healthy life
Planet Earth. Our bluish marble of brown and green.
Apex species. Planet Earth is inhabited by a rapidly evolving humanoid species which as this planet's current primary apex predator is actually made up by a lineage of multiple humanoid species as it's diverse genetic origin.
The entire planet, solar system and milky way galaxy dart and weave, jump and spin all over the place inside the known universe.
Speed of planetary travel, millions of kilometer per hour. ( Not millions actually, just 828,000 kilometers per hour to be exact )
Healthy living & Tasty Food Sustainable Designer Prawns The Science of a healthy life
We all know that seafood has the potential to stand right next to chicken ( and insects :P ) as the by far healthiest meat options. But seafood is not at all an easy choice since it has it´s fair share of major issues. Over fishing, depleted and completely unsustainable fish stocks. Insane amount of human caused pollution in the sea ( which affect both our own health as well as the health of a long range of animal species ), lackluster nutritional information, and even human slavery. There is a lot of reasons why anyone conscious enough to live a healthy and active lifestyle would choose to not include seafood in their daily food choices.
So, how about the best thing? The taste and texture and nutrition of shrimps, but without all the negative side effects of the fishing industry?. Enter, eco friendly and sustainable algae-based, vegan shrimps.
Healthy living & Tasty Sustainable Food is the sweet answer The Science of a healthy life
Farming 2.0 which makes use of both high tech advancements in technology and science, as well as sustainable, organic principles holds the key to feeding our global population while also preserving our planet.
In a study published earlier this year, scientists making use of 500 different food production scenarios focused in on the task of feeding a global population of 9.6 billion people without expanding our farmland footprint which we already use.
Mutual symbiosis Wild animals and Homo Sapiens The Science of a healthy life
Once, we hunted with wild wolves. Not from domestication or forced cooperation. But instead, humans and equally wild wolves formed a natural and mutually beneficial symbiosis between two predatory species. Just as how we and wolves, once hunted together with wild ravens in the cold north. Fast forward to 2016, and this natural evolution that at times have allowed humans to work together with wild animals have given us another wonderful cross species partnership.
This time, the greater honeyguide bird species and human honey hunters in northern Mozambique, Africa are the ones that work in tandem to conquer the sweet treasures of African bees. And unlike so many other animal/people relations, this is a real partnership benefitting both species equally much and initiated by the birds as often as it is by the human honey hunters.
Tardigradous conversations The Science of a healthy life
Happy bday G+, you have now had five years of adventures, and hopefully there will be aeons more to go.
I can of course not say that G+ turning 5 is cause for actual cataclysmic global celebrations. But none the less, here it is. A softly spoken 5-year-old stranded on a world that has already seen so many incredible changes since the summer of 2011.
Vertical Cities and Smart Farming Sustainable progress & technology
High up, in our ivory-like tower of glass, each evening we look out at the setting sun and how it after a long day of traveling, in the end, as always slowly dips each and every one of its rays
of light into the watery ocean far beneath our toes and view.
The evening sky and rolling landscape change their hue under the traversing basking light, and in the water, a rainbow of countless shades paints an illuminating backdrop to our goodbye and good night to the day that was.
This unfolds while somewhere else in our sheltered home.
Farming 2.0 is high tech, healthy, animal friendly & sustainable The Science of a healthy life
Some might think that organic farming is a tired old buzzword from past times that promises to ruin the life of farmers and cheat customers of their money. And yes, organic farming is harder to do for the farmer, costs money initially to adapt to, and often times our broken food industry make the up front cost for the customer at checkout higher as well. But, Farming 2.0 is a step forward, making use of high tech, automation and the very latest science to make farming more ecological and efficient, while making the end product healthier to eat for the end customer. And is that not the future?
A better one that is.
Farming 2.0 is friendlier towards the animals, the planet, the customer, and the farmers. Helping us all increase the amount of healthy food being produced, while we lower the resource drain, pollution and adverse health effects of "fossil fuel" farming. In the end costing society, this planet, and you and me far less than the real cost of the unsustainable,. low quality crap that "fossil fuel" farming produce.
The Good Country Index & Scandinavia The Science of a healthy life
The Good Country Index ranks 160+ nations across the world, measuring a wide spectrum to reach a conclusion for how good each nation is as a whole for it´s own people, and humanity. "That successfully contributes to the good of humanity. Of course it must serve the interests of its own people, but never at the expense of other populations or their natural resources: this is the new law of human survival". This years list ranks Sweden and Denmark as the number one and two nations in the world. USA is found at number 21, Finland 6, Netherlands 3 and UK is the fourth best nation in the world.
This Day, Autumn 1918 World War 1. NY, USA Life in the Anthropocene
We are all moments in time, like precious tears in rain.
So, pause, and take a few moments. View the day around you, breathe in and inhale calm air and enjoy the taste of life this day and moment.
Make yourself a cup of java and indulge in its scent touching sweepingly and teasingly, almost sultry on your senses until you
succumb and let it taste your lips and tongue.
Enjoy, the fulfilling pleasuring of your soul and senses that such small treats can provide.
And while you are at it, bring with you a glass of water too, before you place your behind rightly deserved in your most comfy place of choice and get all snugly as we take a trawl down this history lane of rewind and fast forward.
embarking on a mutually traversing journey across the fleeting vistas of our mind, from lost days to the present and the pathways leading..
Somewhere and everywhere .. That you´d like yourself to wander.
But if you come with me instead, I will take you on a journey back to the meeting of winter and autumn 1918 in NY, USA during the time of the mother of all wars, World War 1.
Today I spent precious time with the rising sun and the UFC. In between a flurry of calculated fighters violence, there was the warmth and calm pleasantness of the rising sun that washed away the coldness of night with each passing breath.
Wood vs Glass, the window clash The Science of a healthy life
In wintry Sweden, a team of scientists managed to create something as perplexing and wonderful as transparent wood. Wonderful because it charges right out of the gate with the highly beneficial promise of wood-based floor to roof windows made out of proper wood instead of glass. Promising both lower cost as well as much better insulation. Greatly lowering the need for heating once it is commercially available. Two great things for both bank account and planet.
Efficient & sustainable indoor farming The Science of a healthy life
Indoor, tech-driven farming is not a new interest here at 'a Norse View', nor is it tied down to families growing their own little strawberry produce indoors. No, the big disruptive, and highly positive change for society comes with companies such as 'Farmed here' and Japanese 'Spread'. Disruptive, and positive, because it will increase all year round yields while doing so in a far less resource hungry way. A sustainable approach which also happens to be more healthy for us. This news share is about Spread going robotic with it´s already super efficient indoor farm, a change which will allow Spread to reach an impressive 30 000 lettuce head harvest production - every single day, all year round. While in turn Farmed here keep inching closer by the day toward it´s goal of feeding 75% of the American population with just 18 vertical farms.
the birth of 2016 January and the Science of a healthy life
In front of me The vastness of the arctic spreads it's wings over billabong and fields, snowy valleys and frost clad mountains. It is all illuminated and painted by the lingering nightly shadows. Dressed up to play in the cold and vibrant arctic scenery. Fluffy white and deep ocean blue that mix so well with the pale red and yellow of the rising winters sun.
The scene that unfolds before my eyes this morning was given even more depth by the plume of misty winters fog that effortlessly reaches out into the sky to greet the warming blanket of the sun.
Winter solstice & Yule Logs Christmas is all yours The Science of a healthy life
As this year comes to a close and Santa draws near with his big sack of global presents for us all, the best gift this year for all of us was handed out in Paris when close to 200 nations came together during the cop 21 meeting to not just talk about the need for healthy lives and a healthier planet, but to go from debating it in round about and meaningless ways to simply put, finally making it happen.