In late February and early march, we used to stand on the farstutrappan and listen out in the dark in my parents ' home. Deep from the woods came hoet. We stood knäpptysta. It was solemn and a bit spooky.
Nature has an originality that is never going to mimic.
Ejderhonan called åda. In the spring nesting today, on our island. They pressed in bergsskrevor, still, impossible to discover. In its brunspräckliga attire was ådorna one with the ground, they could not get sight of until you almost stepped on them. Ådorna flapped up in the air and left behind the simple small nests, lined with silky eider-down. The eggs were larger than a hen's egg, smooth and a bit greenish.
To interfere with a ejderhona that lay on the eggs was forbidden. When it happened he felt shame.
People can feel shame. It is a very useful trait.
sulking over to Greta Thunberg, get them to feel shame.
A sixteen telling them that they like the wrong kinds of designer clothes had hardly been a problem. But a sixteen who points out that their way of life is at the end on the planet allows people to be sour as hell. The worst part is that she gets attention for it.
It is good that people are acid. On some level ashamed, and that's the main thing.
It indicates that they know, deep down, that she has the right.
Greta Thunberg are being opposed, are normal. The strange thing is all this focus on her person.
Personally, I don't care how old she is. I care about what she says. Everything she says is excellent to check through the research, and the data is completely unambiguous: the Levels in the atmosphere has never risen so quickly and been so high as now. Emissions must be down now and not then. We don't have much time on us.
It is the collected research, this is what we except all reasonable doubt already know.
Also well-known, irrefutable facts have a tendency to not sink in when they are unpleasant. It is people of flesh and blood who can get the message to reach all the way. In order to curb climate change are needed icons, and Greta Thunberg is one such. I don't care if she is sixteen or eighty-six, the important thing is what she accomplishes.
was a long time highly endangered. Today, the stem has become somewhat stronger, but it is still far from stable.
On our island in the Turku archipelago in Finland, the breeding birds become very much fewer. Daylight saving time is not longer the giant armador of ejdermödrar and their young, which in my childhood was very ordinary. Seabirds used to be common – sumphöna, velvet scoter, goosander – are now rarities.
Up to one million of the world's approximately eight million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, according to the intergovernmental research organisation IPBES.
as the report comes out read my daughter and I ”Nils Holgerssons wonderful journey through Sweden” every night. At the end of the book Nils Holgersson a final phone call with ledargåsen Akka of Kebnekajse, before pysslingen becomes man again and loses his ability to speak with animals.
– If you have learned any good of us, Tummetott, so you might not think that people should be alone on earth, " said Akka. Keep in mind that you have a big country and you probably could afford to leave a few bare rocks and a few shallow lakes and swampy bogs, and a few deserted mountains and remote forests to us.
Nils Holgersson was written over a hundred years ago, but its message is enduring: the Forest, the meadows, the land, and all its birds, animals and creepy-crawlies – it has a deep and eternal value, it exists in its own right.
We humans are not alone on earth.
We do not need to consume, to travel and spew out carbon dioxide as we do today. Can we afford to pass us with less. We can refrain.