Category Archives: Environment

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

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

Play-Doha….?

In 1997 the first COP (Conference of the Parties) was held in Rome. Yesterday COP18 in Doha closed. Eighteen meetings in 15 years and we are still nowhere near a solution or even on a pathway to solve the sustainability … Continue reading

Climate-Change and the skeptics!

Although there are less and less skeptics, they still exist and what is even stranger they somehow manage to get more media-space then the research-based realists. I don’t know, but could there be some “hidden” reason about who owns the … Continue reading

350.org – Support a fantastic initiative!

The 350.org was founded in 2008 by U.S. author Bill McKibben, who wrote one of the first books on global warming for the general public, and a team of university friends. “350 means safety from the climate crisis. To preserve … Continue reading