Category Archives: Pollution

Aviation – a Climate Change villain…

With the new Sustainable Global Goals and a fresh Paris Agreement we have almost 200 countries (“out of 206”) in support of an ambitious agenda to save this planet. Now it’s up to many industries, organizations and corporations to show … Continue reading

We all live “downstream”…

Except maybe for a very small amount of indigenous people, we all live downstream of human activity – a fact that makes it even more incomprehensible – The way we treat our planet… We are getting used to air-pollution alarms … Continue reading

Who is the real enemy to progress…?

Quite often Environmentalists and people who advocate Sustainability are accused for being against development and progress – Nothing could be more wrong! It doesn’t take much arithmetic or high-level thinking to realise that with a maximum “emissions-budget” of 565 gigatons … Continue reading

Why is Flying out of the Sustainability discussion…

We live in a Global society where people and products continuously criss-cross the planet, but we seem to constantly exclude, or at least forget to mention, one of the means for this transportation in the sustainability discussion. > 1,700 Airlines … 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

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