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Earth from space: 'Overview effect' could help troubled country, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says

Edgar Mitchell

"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty."

Edgar Mitchell

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The overview effect

Amid the turbulence of the current global situation or any crisis, astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks we could all use the overview effect to put it all back into perspective.

Most astronauts who have seen the Earth from space, report being changed deeply and profoundly by the experience.

Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell

"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty."

The need to take action

When you view Earth from space, there are no boundaries. Humankind is one species. But, despite all the remarkable achievements of humankind, we are failing each other.

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