All Beautiful Colors A Lie

Fake: The beautiful red rose, the sunset, the sunrise, the clouds, the sky, and the beautiful colors in an artist’s painting that we love and admire.

imageColors don’t have there own existence. Put a beautiful red rose in dark and what’s its color, black.

The phenomenon of reflection, absorption, scattering, and refraction of white light gives colors to objects. Yes, only white light is real while the rest is fake and non existent. Scattering enables us to see the beautiful colors of sky. Reflection gives an object its color.

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When I studied these phenomenons, I thought all the things we love are fake. Beauty is fake. The beautiful faces that you love today will be just bones when it dies. The beautiful hairs, eyes, all will go to dust. What matter is that we ignore our fake love and love what’s real. What’s real is that man wasn’t send to earth for nothing. God sent us for some purpose. We have to find and fulfill our purposes. Life is too short to enjoy. Life requires seriousness. Life requires good deeds. All the superficial things are fake. The rank you’ve got, the car you drive, and your life is all in hands of God. We don’t control anything. We love fake things. Non existent things.

So come out of the superficial and find out what’s real. Try to love the white light, not its dispersal. 

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Climate Change. It Ain’t a Natural Phenomena. It’s Our Fault and it’s Our Problem.

Yesterday, we were shown a documentary film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ in our Environmental Management class. I loved it. The whole presentation, facts and figures, the graphics, and technology, everything was great and inspiring. Sadly, we couldn’t see the complete documentary due to shortage of time :-(.

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A graph was presented by Al Gore, which conveyed astonishing facts about carbon dioxide emissions (they were astonishing to me atleast.) Al Gore, through certain facts and figures, proved that climate change is not a natural phenomena, its anthropogenic.24_g-co2-l

So we all have to be responsible citizens and individuals. We cannot grow boundaries on climate change problem. It is our common tragedy and we have to face it together.

You can visit these very interactive website to know what you can do to stop climate change. Just click on the picture.

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So, I thought I should search as to how can we contribute in reducing climate change. Here are a few guidelines (Canada’s Action on Climate Change, 2012)

  1. Adapt to sustainable transport
    Walk or bike whenever possible. Not only will you reduce your carbon footprint, but your overall level of health will improve and you will save money on parking and gasoline.
  2. Reduce your energy use
    For this, adopt energy-saving habits. Make it a habit to turn off the lights when you leave a room. Also, replace standard light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. Turn off your computer and unplug electronics when they are not in use.
  3. Insulate your home
    Insulate yourself and your home. By properly insulating your home, you can ensure that heat stays in or out depending on the season. You can do this by purchasing windows and window coverings that will block out or keep in warmth, and by sealing any existing cracks. In winter, reduce your thermostat by 2 °C to enjoy energy savings and a cozy sweater. In summer, use fans to circulate air, and set air conditioners to make your home a comfortable temperature. Lowering the temperature on your water heater to between 55 and 60 °C and insulating your pipes also makes a difference.
  4. Cool wash and hang to dry
    These are not just washing instructions on a label anymore, but an equation for energy savings. Wash clothing
  5. Make every drop count
    Conserve water by fixing drips and leaks, and by installing low-flow shower heads and toilets. Challenge yourself to a speed shower. Turn off water while brushing teeth or shaving. Treating and transporting water requires energy, while water conservation results in reduced energy requirements and carbon emissions.in cold water and hang clothing to dry outside, or indoors on a drying rack. Taking these steps will reduce your electricity bill and also prolong the life of clothing by reducing wear on the fabric caused by dryers.
  6. High efficiency appliances
    When replacing appliances, look for high efficiency units. Appliances with ENERGY STAR ratings, an international standard for energy-efficient consumer products, typically utilize a minimum of 20 % less energy. This means savings for you and the environment.
  7. Switch to “green power”
    Research where your power is coming from – wind, water, coal, or solar – and talk to your power provider to determine if a greater percentage could be coming from renewable resources. Encourage power providers to switch to green power and, if possible and/or economically viable, switch to a company offering power from renewable resources.
  8. Recycle
    Make recycling part of your daily routine. Recycle all packaging and consumer goods that you can. Aim to purchase items with minimal and recyclable packaging. For certain items with large amounts of packaging, ask retailers if they can recycle or re-use it. For electronics, facilities now exist that can dispose of electronics in an environmentally responsible manner.
  9. Repurpose
    Rather than discarding or recycling clothing and household goods, give them a chance at a second life. Gently used clothing can be donated to charity or exchanged with friends and family. Old T-shirts can be repurposed into rags for cleaning. Household goods can be donated to charity or sold at a garage sale. Through repurposing, the amount of waste being sent to landfill sites is reduced, there is no need to use energy for recycling, and others can benefit from your used items.
  10. Plants, our new best friend
    When gardening, select plants that are well suited to your climate and require minimal watering and attention. Better yet, plant a tree, and it will provide shade and soak up carbon from the atmosphere.

What Is an Earthquake?

We all, at some point of our life, have been through this disaster. Some of us may have witnessed small earthquakes, such as an earthquake of 2.6 magnitude, while others may have been through more violen? ones, such as magnitude more than 7.6. Let’s find out how earthquakes occur.

This post is only an introduction to earthquakes, but I will be posting about induced earthquakes or human induced earthquakes soon, I.A. I will try my best to keep this simple and informative. I will avoid overloading you with earthquake facts and figures.

An Earthquake is a series of underground shock waves and movements on the earth’s surface caused by natural processes within the earth’s crust.

Earthquakes usually occur when the rocks underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy cause the seismic waves that make the ground shake.

Earthquakes usually occur where plates meet. When two blocks of rocks or two plates start to move away from each other, frictional force prevents or hinders this process. Due to this friction, the rocks break. The plates or rocks keep sliding against each other until all the built in stress is released.

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The spot underground where the rock first breaks is called the focus (hypocenter) of the earthquake. The place right above the focus (on top of the ground) is called the epicenter of the earthquake.INFOGRAPHIC-WITH-TEXT-v5

How do we feel earthquake?

We feel earthquake through due the seismic waves. Seismic waves are of two main types, body waves and surface waves.

Body waves are of two types, primary and secondary waves. Body waves are the waves which are first sensed at a seismic station.

Primary waves are compressional waves (they move through compression and relaxation, just like sound waves), while secondary waves are sheer waves. P-waves are the first to arrive at a station and they can propagate through fluids as well. These are the waves that animals sense before an earthquake (such as dogs sense earthquake before it actually happens).  ast-42-ppt-25-728

Surface waves are the waves that are responsible for the damages during an earthquake. There are two types of surface waves, Love waves and Rayleigh waves.

Earthquakes can be measured on two main basis. One scale is based on the magnitude of earthquake, called the Richter Scale, while the other scale is based on the level of damage that an earthquake causes, that is called Mercalli scale.

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If you want more information about earthquakes, click here to open this amazing file I found.