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Comedy

George Carlin – Saving the Planet

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George Carlin – Saving the Planet

Dadniel

Oct 21, 2007 / 8.03 min

In times of the Covid19 pandemic, that is ravaging every country throughout the world, nobody better than George Carlin to put things into perspective.

This clip is taken from his “Jammin’ In New York” (1992) special, as he finishes his performance with a ruthless blow to self-centered environmentalists by attacking their true motivations to save the planet while (and I don’t think most people realize this) agreeing with their main premise in a grim, ferociously honest way. “The planet is fine. The people are fucked.”

It’s not so much about saving the planet that most are concerned about but saving themselves instead.

Nature

Swarms of desert locusts tear through Rajasthan in northern India

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Swarms of desert locusts tear through Rajasthan in northern India

No Comment TV

May 26, 2020 / 0.50 min

India faces worst locust threat in almost 3 decades.

If struggling with the series of crises induced by the Coronavirus pandemic wasn’t enough, India is now being forced to deal with this Ecological crisis, as desert locusts consume vegetation and crops, causing widespread damage.

The truth is this is just another threat Indian farmers have to deal with in recent years.

Not really making headlines around the world but India has been experiencing widespread drought conditions, since 2015. In total, some 600 million people are facing extreme water stress conditions according to the Government’s own report.

As climate change worsens, crops fail and drinkable water runs out, it seems uncertain how such a large population will be able to deal with the issue.

India is not the only country facing this problem though. Since the beginning of the year, North East Africa has also been facing the worst invasion of the last 25 years that have since reached East African countries, before finally moving on to India & Pakistan.

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Iguana vs Snakes | Planet Earth II

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Iguana vs Snakes | Planet Earth II

BBC Earth

Nov 8, 2016 / 2.16 min

Feeling like you could use a break on a sunny beach?

Well, this Galapagos beach isn’t the right place for you. This is the stuff nightmares are made off.

This incredible footage, is probably one of the best clips from the Planet Earth TV Series and captures this incredible chase scene, between an Iguana and what seems to be a never ending swarm of snakes, coming out from every crack on the rocks.

Also, it doesn’t hurt to have Hans Zimmer handling the music, helping to build up the tension perfectly.

Watch his comments about about the music of Planet Earth II, on the video above.

There is also a “behind the scenes” video, explaining how while in Isla Fernandina, the Planet Earth crew were filming hatchling marine iguanas when they were surprised to first capture this sort of behavior (snakes hunting in group, though not in collaboration).