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I decided to participate in the donation activity Movember. The name is a mix of Mustache, Men and November. The donation activity is collecting money for fighting typical male illnesses, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer, as well as furthering psychological health and suicide prevention. A very good cause. Visit my donation page by reading the QR code or clicking the QR code image.
We stand for:
- Preventing suicide in men
Our fathers, brothers, sons and friends are dying by suicide, every minute of every day.
We won’t accept this. To make change happen, Movember views mental health through a male lens. We focus on early intervention, engaging men and working to their strengths. By 2030, we aim to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25%.
- Improving the quality of life
Men with prostate cancer and testicular cancer face an uphill battle before, during and after treatment. But with useful tools and straight-shooting advice, we aim to lighten their load so these men can live life to the fullest.
- Helping men take action
Globally, men die on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons.
So we’re shining a light on the health risks men need to know about, increasing awareness to stop men dying too young.
- Teaming up with great minds
A crisis this size calls for big ideas from the brightest minds. Movember brings together the best researchers and experts from across the globe, reducing research overlap to maximise brainpower and accelerate progress.
Having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.
How can you contribute?
- Visit my donation page
- Visit the organization’s main website
- My whole workplace team participates under the name “Schanzen-Schnauz”
Here a few picture, currently without a mustache. The mustache is only growing in november… 🙂
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Surround yourself with people,
in whose presence
You can strip your strength off,
like a shirt.
Knowing full well that
the nakedness of your soul
is well cared for
in their loving hands.
(from my Facebook-Friend Malca Goldstein-Wolf)
This study looks at the positive environmental effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, a topic which has been well established in the scientific literature but which is far too often ignored in the current discussions about climate change policy.
All life is carbon based and the primary source of this carbon is the CO2 in the global atmosphere.
As recently as 18,000 years ago, at the height of the most recent major glaciation, CO2 dipped to its lowest level in recorded history at 180 ppm, low enough to stunt plant growth. This is only 30 ppm above a level that would result in the death of plants due to CO2 starvation.
It is calculated that if the decline in CO2 levels were to continue at the same rate as it has over the past 140 million years, life on Earth would begin to die as soon as two million years from now and would slowly perish almost entirely as carbon continued to be lost to the deep ocean sediments.
The combustion of fossil fuels for energy to power human civilization has reversed the downward trend in CO2 and promises to bring it back to levels that are likely to foster a considerable increase in the growth rate and biomass of plants, including food crops and trees.
Human emissions of CO2 have restored a balance to the global carbon cycle, thereby ensuring the long-term continuation of life on Earth.
This extremely positive aspect of human CO2 emissions must be weighed against the unproven hypothesis that human CO2emissions will cause a catastrophic warming of the climate in coming years.
The one-sided political treatment of CO2 as a pollutant that should be radically reduced must be corrected in light of the indisputable scientific evidence that it is essential to life on Earth.