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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012

Are you gonna celebrate Earth Day today? I, myself, will stay in and study as I have an exam coming up tomorrow but I wanted to share with you Jack Johnson's song Gone. It happened to come up in the Ipod yesterday when I walked the dog and I remembered how much I like it.



Look at all those fancy clothes,
But these could keep us warm just like those.
And what about your soul? Is it cold?
Is it straight from the mold, and ready to be sold?


And cars and phones and diamond rings,
Bling, bling, because those are only removable things.
And what about your mind? Does it shine?
Are there things that concern you, more than your time?


Gone, going.
Gone, everything.
Gone, give a damn.
Gone, be the birds, when they don't wanna sing.
Gone, people, all awkward with their things,
Gone.


Look at you, out to make a deal.
You try to be appealing, but you lose your appeal.
And what about those shoes you're in today?
They'll do no good, on the bridges you burnt along the way.


And you're willing to sell, anything?
Gone, with your head.
Leave your footprints,
And we'll shame them with our words.
Gone, people, all careless and consumed, gone


Gone, going,
Gone, everything.
Gone, give a damn.
Gone, be the birds, if they don't wanna sing.
Gone, people, all awkward with their things, Gone.


The video with all the beautiful sunsets made me remember that had heard somewhere that there is no red sunsets without pollution, so I had to look it up.

Apparently it depends a bit on what sort of red the sunset is, an orange colour suggests that the light is reacting with nitrogen and oxygen, that scatters the light. However, a more red sky suggests that the light is reacting with aerosol. Natural aerosol can occur from forest fires, sandstorms, sea sprays and volcanoes, but in big cities the aerosol comes mostly from car and truck generate smog. (Source)

So if we will have a clear sky tonight I might go out and check the sunset.

Have a great Earth Day!

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