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A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight travelling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

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Through the cycle of the four seasons, Judi discovers how trees feel, learns how they communicate and how they fight off invading armies and extreme weather. From NASA satellite imagery, Judi is shown just how effective trees are as carbon capture machines that are fighting to protect our planet. A fungi expert also shows Judi the incredible action going on beneath her feet, revealing an astonishing underground fungal network that looks up to the tips of tree roots, connecting many trees in a forest together. It's an incredible system known as the 'wood wide web'. It's confirmation for Judi that trees aren't just trees, they are a real community that help each other, humans and the planet

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The Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue was beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for “soul friend,” and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articulated a Celtic imagination about how the material and the spiritual — the visible and the invisible — intertwine in human experience. His voice and writings continue to bring ancient mystical wisdom to modern confusions and longings.

Interview On Being with Krista Tippett

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When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and the princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins:

To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.

Howard Thurman

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Too late to enter the competition but Sue's words are just too powerful and important to miss!

Stepping out from "I am me" exhibition, organised by People Not Borders on Sundy, 26th November, right into the bustle of Festival of Light held that day on Berkamsted High Street - surreal.

Thanks to Sue, for her words.

Imagining Peace...

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Pigs are social, playful and protective animals who bond with each other, make nests, relax in the sun, and cool off in the mud. They communicate constantly with one another. More than 20 different oinks, grunts and squeals for different situations have been identified. Newborn piglets learn to run to their mothers' voices and mother pigs sing to their young while nursing! Much of their very unique way of perceiving the world and interacting with one another may forever stay beyond our ability to see and comprehend.

Last year, more than 2.5 million pigs were slaughtered in the three months prior to Christmas, an increase on the rate of killing during the rest of the year.

I have been vegetarian since I was 15 years old, with breaks for pregnancies and breastfeeding due to family pressure. Never actively trying to convince anybody to change their dietary habits. I cannot stay silent…

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"Following pressure from over 155,000 COMPASSION supporters, and others, the UK's government today announced that British law WILL recognise the ability of animals to suffer, feel pain and feel joy."

It's good news yet I can't stop feeling frustrated. How on Earth it still needs 155,000 signatures??!!

View article on COMPASSION in world farming…

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Red Fawn Fallis is facing life in prison for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Fallis is innocent of the charges she is facing. She has been held for over one year and is still awaiting trial.

Red Fawn stood with fellow water protectors in peaceful protest to ensure that our generation and future generations will have clean water. 

On October 27th, police and paid Tiger Swan mercenaries raided the 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty Camp. The camp was on…

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This is Donald Trump’s son with the tail of an elephant he killed. Trump just gave him a sick gift, changing the law to let bloodthirsty American hunters murder elephants and bring their heads home as trophies. 

Let’s build a massive global campaign to shame the US into dropping this disgusting plan.

Avaaz will work with African countries to deliver our call at a major wildlife protection meeting in days. 

Sign the petition

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"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."

 ~ Maya Angelou

If you haven't watched it yet, still available on BBC iplayer for the next 6 days... should not be missed.

12 months ago, the production team began giving camera phones to people attempting to reach Europe, escaping war, poverty or persecution. They were prepared to film where regular film crews could not go: on the inflatable dinghies crossing from Turkey to Greece, in the back of lorries entering the Eurotunnel, or on open trucks driven by people smugglers across the Sahara.

Exodus: Our Journey - program website…

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