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"Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to pick up the pieces, if need be, when its over."

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from National Geographic

Deforestation Facts, Deforestation Information, Effects of Deforestation

"Deforestation also drives climate change. Forest soils are moist, but without protection from sun-blocking tree cover they quickly dry out. Trees also help perpetuate the water cycle by returning water vapor back into the atmosphere. Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night. This disruption leads to more extreme temperatures swings."

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from The Independent

Rankin: 'I just want everyone to look good'

This image was created by Rankin, he has simply destroyed this picture by tearing it up and putting it back together again using black thread. It also looks like he has incorporated another material placed on the bottom right of the image. He layers his images by using different types of materials which brings a meaning to the image, shows rebalance and the woman's evil side.

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An amazing gallery of earth images.  Looks like Christmas lights in the snow.  But they are also depressing.  Those lights also represent, loss of space for wildlife, diminished overall resources, rampant destruction of trees and waterways, overpopulation, loss of nighttime skies, depletion of ocean fishes, and runaway greenhouse effects.  Some say, we're going through another "mass extinction", which, if true, means that even man will be cut down to a few hundred, just like last time.
from TheMetaPicture.com

Earth At Night

An amazing gallery of earth images. Looks like Christmas lights in the snow. But they are also depressing. Those lights also represent, loss of space for wildlife, diminished overall resources, rampant destruction of trees and waterways, overpopulation, loss of nighttime skies, depletion of ocean fishes, and runaway greenhouse effects. Some say, we're going through another "mass extinction", which, if true, means that even man will be cut down to a few hundred, just like last time.