💚 Seeds From Space? 👽

💚 Seeds From Space? 👽

Dennis Kamprad

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Happy Tuesday 👋

Here are the impactful insights that I have for you today:

  • Fighting climate change with seeds from space 👽
  • Global climate corporations 🇺🇸🇨🇳
  • Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on ✊
  • And more… 💚

When you think about climate change these days, I bet that the ever-rising temperatures and more extreme weather conditions are the first things that come to your mind…

Or at least that’s what I’m feeling at the moment. Especially with these brutally hot temperatures 🥵

But did you know that also our crops will need to adapt to climate change?

As our planet’s climate changes faster than plants can naturally evolve, our food sources are under threat. But our scientists have a plan – they’re turning to the vastness of space for solutions.

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👽 Seeds From Space: How Scientists Are Fighting Climate Change From Above

Fantastic news from the joint laboratories of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): They’ve embarked on a cosmic mission to combat the challenges posed by climate change to our agriculture.

Already back in 2022, they sent seeds of sorghum (a cereal grain) and Arabidopsis (a type of cress) on a trip to the International Space Station (ISS).

This cosmic experiment is not just a leap for science but a giant leap for mankind. It represents a novel approach to tackling the challenges posed by climate change to global food security.

The seeds spent several months on the ISS before they were returned to Earth for analysis. Now, scientists are screening them to identify favorable traits in the mutated seeds:

  • By selectively breeding these plants, they hope to create new crop strains that are more resilient to climate change.
  • This includes improving crop yields and productivity, as well as developing resistance to diseases and tolerance of climate phenomena such as drought, high heat, and increasing salinity of the soil.

The objective?

  • To induce genetic mutations in the seeds through exposure to cosmic radiation and microgravity, with the aim of developing resilient crops capable of thriving in the face of the escalating climate crisis.

This innovative approach could revolutionize our food sources, making them more resilient and better equipped to withstand the challenges of climate change.

However, it’s important to note that while this research is promising, it’s still in the early stages. 

The results from the initial research are expected later this year, and it will take time to fully understand the implications of these space-induced mutations and to develop and test new crop strains.

But one thing is certain: this exciting venture into space has opened up a universe of possibilities for the future of our food. And I can’t wait to see what comes next!

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📢 More Good News…

🇺🇸🇨🇳 US & China aim to revive climate cooperation: The United States and China will look to revive efforts to combat global warming this week, in bilateral meetings that observers hope will raise the bar on ambitions ahead of UN-sponsored climate talks in late 2023.

🥵 The hottest week ever recorded: Global temperatures are shattering records as El Niño and climate change compound. On July 3, the average global temperature reached 62.62° Fahrenheit (17.01° Celsius), the highest ever recorded. That surpassed the previous record of 62.46° F (16.92° C) from August 2016. And by the end of the week, that new record was tied or broken three more times, peaking on July 6 at 63.01° F (17.23° C). That comes after we just experienced our hottest June ever recorded.

♻️ Circular homes that are affordable and sustainable: Circular homes can get the most out of our finite resources by reducing materials and resources, optimizing building lifespan, designing for reuse and zero-waste, and regenerating nature. The circular economy offers answers to the dual challenges of housing affordability and sustainability. Benefiting all, renters, owners, and our environment.

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✊ Event of the Day: Nelson Mandela Day

Did you know that today, July 18, is Nelson Mandela Day? This day celebrates the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, promoting his values of justice, equality, reconciliation, and ethical leadership. It is a call to action for you and all of us individuals, communities, and organisations to take time to reflect on Mandela’s values and principles and to make a positive impact in our own communities.

Below are our favorite resources that are especially relevant to this event:

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📜 This Week in History

🎂 July 18, 1918: Nelson Mandela was born. Mandela’s tireless efforts to end apartheid and promote reconciliation in South Africa have made him a global symbol for human rights and dignity.

⚖️ July 19, 1848: The women’s suffrage movement in the United States was launched with the opening of the Seneca Falls Convention, which sought to gain certain rights and privileges for women, notably the right to vote.

🚴 July 19, 1903: French bicyclist Maurice Garin won the first Tour de France, which ran in six stages from July 1-19  and covered 1,508 miles (2,428 km).

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💭 Quote of the Week

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

— Nelson Mandela

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