Global Warming and the Revival of Prehistoric Viruses

Global Warming and the Revival of Prehistoric Viruses

According to recent Google Search Trends, “Coronavirus" and “Virus" have become increasingly popular, and have now overtaken climate change related topics that were previously dominating the search engine. While many of us ...
Ernst Haeckel: The Great Nature "Plagiator"

Ernst Haeckel: The Great Nature “Plagiator”

There’s a scientific illustration book entitled "Art Forms in Nature" by Ernst Haeckel which depicted the mysteriousness shrouding the siphonophore - the "hidden" beauty of nature. Although it is an old book, ...
The Sound of Covid-19

The Sound of Covid-19

Would you ever think that, beside using microscopes, creating musical compositions could also help scientists in their pursuit of understanding the novel virus? ...
Animal “Rights” or Human Obligation

Animal “Rights” or Human Obligation

Animal “rights” has been a debatable issue for decades. It covers wide areas of animal-human relationship. Last year, the issue extended into the art world in an incident where The Guggenheim Museum ...
Complications in Combating Environmental Deterioration and Coronavirus

Complications in Combating Environmental Deterioration and Coronavirus

On March 12, WHO declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic. With the virus on spotlight, climate change and green living are no longer “trending” topics, despite best efforts. Here are some example ...
The Coexistence Case of Macaque and Men in Bali

The Coexistence Case of Macaque and Men in Bali

Throughout Bali, humans and monkeys seemingly lived in harmony. People around the world can see it with their own eyes when they visit places such as Uluwatu, Ubud Monkey Forest, and Alas ...
Commemorating International Day of the Tropics

Commemorating International Day of the Tropics

The world recognizes the beauty and important role of tropical land, but we often shut our eyes toward the challenges it's facing. Therefore, as representatives of the tropics from Indonesia, together with ...
Termites, the Instrument Maker

Termites, the Instrument Maker

[Jakarta, LTTW] The didgeridoo is a unique wooden trumpet “drone pipe" of Aboriginal origin, and many believe it to be made by termites. Yes, this is a fact! A genuine Didgeridoo is ...
Amazon “Wildfire”

Amazon “Wildfire”

[Jakarta, LTTW] The Amazon rainforest is burning. Scientists and environmental activists have said that the large number of wildfires could not be attributed to the natural phenomenon alone (dry season which ends around ...
A “Tribute” to 2019 Ocean Day

A “Tribute” to 2019 Ocean Day

By Bintang Perkasa Today, summoning pop culture to respond to many of our current issues is perhaps one of the best ways to get us together to answer major problems such as ...
Will global warming change Native American religious practices?

Will global warming change Native American religious practices?

Rosalyn R. LaPier, Harvard UniversityThe Colorado River, one of the longest rivers in the United States, is gradually shrinking. This is partly a result of overuse by municipalities and seasonal drought. The ...
Symbol From the Wilderness

Symbol From the Wilderness

[Jakarta, LTTW] Man and beast are two completely different species that have intertwined within cultural domain throughout history. Such inter-relation plays a role in modern society by being a symbol to communicate ...
‘I’m only going to eat animals I kill myself’: Q&A with Louise Gray, author of ‘The Ethical Carnivore’

‘I’m only going to eat animals I kill myself’: Q&A with Louise Gray, author of ‘The Ethical Carnivore’

Foreword from Listen to the World The discussion between meat-eater and vegetarian/veganism (we know the differences, don’t worry) in terms of food regarding animal rights and/ or environment is a never-ending debate ...
The Ignored Aceh Narrative

The Ignored Aceh Narrative

Arts as a Point of Entry On July 21st, 2005, as Banda Aceh’s air burns us, a group of people with their disciplines and unique skills sit huddled tightly in a van heading ...
merapi

Merapi Eruption Notes

by Kiking Syarif [Yogyakarta, LTTW] Mount Merapi, whose intensity as of late appears to have begun subsiding, is in reality an active volcano in need of vigilant observation. So long as no ...
The Krakatoa Sunsets

The Krakatoa Sunsets

[Jakarta, LTTW] Krakatoa was one of the super volcanoes of the world in the same line with other “giants”, The Yellowstone & the Long Valley caldera in US, The Aira caldera in ...
How Fashion Adapted to Climate Change – In the Little Ice Age

How Fashion Adapted to Climate Change – In the Little Ice Age

One could say the consequences of the planet’s warming climate can be seen on fashion week runways and the shelves of Anthropologie and H&M. Silhouettes shrink as midriffs and backs open. Sheer ...
Nature Calling: There Were Estimated 10,000 Casualties Across Philippine, and We Were Complaining About Traffic Jam

Nature Calling: There Were Estimated 10,000 Casualties Across Philippine, and We Were Complaining About Traffic Jam

[TACLOBAN, JAKARTA—CNN, WMO, LTTW] It is very heartbreaking when you hear what's happening in the city of Tacloban, Philippine, shortly after Typhoon Haiyan slammed across its central region in Friday morning. As ...
nepal earthquake

Nepal Earthquake 2015: The Role of Culture in Recovery

Death Toll Reaches 7000, as International Relief Efforts Continue [Jakarta, LTTW] The 2015 Nepal quake  hit on April 25. Measured at 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale, it is the most devastating earthquake to ...
Food grown in waste water

Your future food will be grown with waste water

Serena Caucci, United Nations University and Kristin Meyer, United Nations University In an increasingly water-scarce world, there is no doubt that recycling water we’ve already used has to become normal. Part of ...
What if several of the world's biggest food crops failed at the same time?

What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?

For all we know, nature doesn’t need us to stay alive. We need nature to survive. Unfortunately, the Earth today has turned into a problematic place for us to live. Global warming, ...
Recycling Air Pollution to Make Art

Recycling Air Pollution to Make Art

Startup’s system captures particle matter from diesel exhaust and turns it into inks and paints.On a break from his studies in the MIT Media Lab, Anirudh Sharma SM ’14 traveled home to ...
The Dreamer, Jane Goodall

The Dreamer, Jane Goodall

[Jakarta, LTTW] The presence of animals and plants is unquestionably essential for the continuation of life as we know it. Imagine if lions were wiped out from African savannah; it would adversely ...
teamLab, 21st Century "Cave Painters"

teamLab, 21st Century “Cave Painters”

[Jakarta, LTTW] There’s an online discussion going on at Listen to the World about environmental deterioration caused by human behavior and how we should respond. If we look upon what we’ve been ...