April 22, 2014

America’s national parks are beautiful in every season, but the start of spring and the months that follow bring some of the most breathtaking painted landscapes that the U.S. has to offer. In honor of National Park Week as well as Earth Day, we’ve rounded up some of the most colorful views offered by the many wonderful attractions of the National Parks Service.
See all the amazing photos here.

America’s national parks are beautiful in every season, but the start of spring and the months that follow bring some of the most breathtaking painted landscapes that the U.S. has to offer. In honor of National Park Week as well as Earth Day, we’ve rounded up some of the most colorful views offered by the many wonderful attractions of the National Parks Service.

See all the amazing photos here.

April 22, 2014
Can Empathy Help Stop Climate Change?

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What would make you more likely to reduce your carbon footprint: Knowing that climate change is a threat to people—or to birds? New research has some surprising implications.

One might think that presenting climate change as a threat to humans would be more likely to move people to action than framing it as a threat to birds. But a recent study published in The Journal of Environmental Education finds that’s not true.

In fact, the study suggests that people appear more willing to take action if the perceived threat involves some kind of beloved creature other than them. And the reason is that, at least when it comes to climate change, people seem more motivated by empathy for non-human others than their own self-interest.

Pamir Kiciman's insight:

It’s Earth Day 2014. Also remember that: “Numerous studies have shown that positive messages—such as those that emphasize the collective impact of carbon-cutting measures—are generally more effective than fear-based messages.”


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April 18, 2014

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April 13, 2014
Sunday Bougainvillea
© Pamir Kiciman 2014

Sunday Bougainvillea

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April 13, 2014

kelledia:

odditiesoflife:

The Most Beautiful Trees in the World

Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon. Photo by unknown.

Red maples trees path. Photo by Ildiko Neer.

Most beautiful wisteria tree in the world. Photo by Brian Young.

Yellow autumn in Central Park, New York. Photo by Christopher Schoenbohm.

Amazing Angel Oak Tree, Charlston, Photo by Mark Requidan.

Cherry blossom tree path, Germany. Photo by Shoeven.

California in autumn. Photo by Mizzy Pacheco.

Jacaranda trees in bloom, South Africa. Photo by Falke.

Ponthus beech tree in Brocéliande forest, France. Photo by Christophe Kiciak.

Beautiful cherry blossom road. Photo by unknown.

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April 13, 2014
In the Neighborhood 
© Pamir Kiciman 2014

In the Neighborhood

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February 23, 2014
My close-up photo of water drops on a lotus leaf, with this great quote overlaid. © Pamir Kiciman 2014

My close-up photo of water drops on a lotus leaf, with this great quote overlaid.

© Pamir Kiciman 2014

February 22, 2014

Textures, close-ups and color variegations in nature… 

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February 22, 2014

metaconscious:

Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, is transformed into a breathtaking natural mirror after rainfall.

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February 22, 2014

mothernaturenetwork:

These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself.
16 surreal landscapes found on Earth