HUMANITY: “The Pale Blue Dot” / Carl Sagan ☮

 

Find the following transcript on, “The Folly of Human Conceits,” blog:

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. Continue reading

CLIMATE CHANGE: “The Right to a Future, with Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg” / The Intercept ☮

The Intercept invites you to a special event in New York City hosted by senior correspondent Naomi Klein and headlined by trailblazing climate activist Greta Thunberg. Together with youth leaders Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Xiye Bastida, and Vic Barrett, Greta and Naomi will help us visualize a just and sustainable future, confront our climate emergency, and discuss the emerging cross-generational, transnational movement that is our best hope for a sustainable planet. Both a celebration of youth activism and a reflection on how to break through the political and economic barriers preventing meaningful climate action, “The Right to a Future” will take place before the Global Climate Strike starting September 20 and the U.N. Climate Action Summit on September 23.

 

 

CRITICAL THINKING: “Sarah Levin: Christian Privilege in America” / The Thinking Atheist ☮

What happens when one religion claims ownership of a nation? Sarah Levin, Director of Governmental Affairs for http://www.secular.org, talks about unconstitutional Christian privilege in the United States.

ATHEISM: “The Utility of Religion” / Atheist Experience / Tracie Harris and Clare Wuellner ☮

Tracie Harris & Clare Wuellner

CLIMATE CHANGE: “The Disarming Case to Act Right Now on Climate Change” / TEDx Stockholm / Greta Thunberg ☮

In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world’s attention. “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions,” Thunberg says. “All we have to do is to wake up and change.”