Monthly Archives: January 2013

A sustainable pension – can I have a cookie and at the same time eat it?

A recent report from “The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries” show that many investors ignore future resource constraints, driven by climate change! Do you want this man to be responsible for your pension-funds? A comprehensive look at what global investors … Continue reading

+0,8 °C – And we are the cause!

Not even funding from one of the biggest climate-deniers could distort the fact that we – the people – are the major cause for global warming! The decadal land surface temperature from BEST average (black line), “compared to a linear … Continue reading

Fossil Fuels – At any cost??

Recently I read about “Petcoke” – something I have heard about but never paid much attention to before. And as it seems, I am not alone. Petcoke is a carbonaceous solid derived from oil refinery coker units or other cracking … Continue reading

Energy to the masses…

When the European commission made a survey last fall about air quality and environmentally friendly energy options they made 25,525 telephone interviews in all 27 EU states. One question they asked was: “Thinking about the next 30 years, which of … Continue reading

Smog – just “breathe” the word!

You have probably already seen the recent pictures from Beijing – what to say? The picture shows how we “meet the need of the present…” what about the latter part of the UN-report “…without compromising the ability of future generations to … Continue reading

Waste no time!

I get annoyed about all the waste we produce. Although I sort the waste from our household in 9 different fractions since many years, the total amount seems to be constant. Does this mean that we are at the peak … Continue reading

Sustainable – All those difficult choices…

The most common question I get when making speeches or lectures is: What should I do then – How can I be more sustainable? If I had the perfect answer to that, in a society as complex as ours – … Continue reading

Climate-driven Migration – Can we handle it?

Last year you could read about the small Republic of Kiribati trying to buy land on the Fiji-islands and drawing up plans to move their population (105,000 p), as the sea water level continues to rise. Kiribati, which has been … Continue reading

Force-Majeure – the new Normal?

We are experiencing climate-induced changes all around the world. Many people are awakened to this brutal reality in a very harsh way. And it comes in many different shapes. Drought destroys farmer’s possibility to grow any crops or raise cattle. … Continue reading

How is it going to be – are we getting on with the change or what…

Looking back at 2012… During 2012 we broke more heat records around the world than ever. I read somewhere that 11 of the 12 hottest years ever recorded has happened during this century – and we are just starting 2013… … Continue reading