"The likelihood of extreme weather conditions increases in various different areas – cyclones, drought, and high sea levels. In addition, the gradual increase of sea temperature is leading to devastating effects on coral reefs – 1998 was the worst year ever recorded for coral reef “bleaching”." (http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/climate-change-how-photographers-can-make-a-difference/)
Tundra Rainbows Photograph by Joel Sartore Rainbows brighten Alaska's tundra, parts of which are estimated to hold millions of barrels of oil. The tundra is also home to caribou, an important source of sustenance in regions such as Alaska's North Slope.
"The mind produces thoughts ceaselessly, even when you do not look at them. When you know what is going on in your mind, you call it consciousness. This is your waking state - your consciousness shifts from sensation to sensation, from perception to perception, from idea to idea, in endless succession. Then comes awareness, the direct insight into the whole of consciousness, the totality of the mind." ~Nisargadatta Maharaj