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Copenhagen then, Cancun now!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2010 in Ecology | 3 comments

Copenhagen then, Cancun now!

Every year, just like Christmas, the Climate Change Circus is coming to a town again. It is also called the UN Climate Change Conference,. Last year it was in Copenhagen/Denmark, this year it happens to be in Cancun/Mexico, November 27. – December 10. The Copenhagen summit was called COP 15, in Cancun it is Cop 16. For 16 years the summits are held and it will go on indefinitely. It seems to be a proper merry-go-round the world! Once  and again the question must be asked, how do...

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Hydro Power and the TOTEM System

Posted by on Nov 29, 2010 in Totem | 2 comments

Hydro Power and the TOTEM System

As the last part of the steps to the TOTEM System the Micro Hydro Power facility is to be mentioned. Without water life would be impossible on earth. Water covers about 70% of the earth’s surface. Of all the water only 2,5 % is Fresh Water. And of this about 70% is frozen and can’t be used. The danger lies in the fact, that if the frozen water thaws the level of the seas will rise dramatically. Only 1% of the fresh water is accessible for human use. This amount of water is used...

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Solar Energy as step two to the TOTEM

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in Totem | 9 comments

Solar Energy as step two to the TOTEM

On the 17th of November I published the post Step One to the TOTEM, here is the continuation, step two. The first part treated Wind Energy. As can be seen at the examples from Youtube Wind Turbines already exist for rural as well as urban areas. The topic of this post is Solar Panels. In general there are two different kind of Solar Panels, the Photovoltaic Solar one and the Thermal Solar Panel. In this post we want to concentrate on the Thermal one. The reason is, that the Photovoltaic one...

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Sweet Home Earth

Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in Ecology | 5 comments

Sweet Home Earth

Unless one is a Messy, that’s someone who suffers from the Messy House or Diogenes Syndrome, every one wants to live in a clean house, in a clean environment. The clean dwelling might be reality but the overall state of earth rather resembles a pigsty! Considering how much pollution is released into the air, water and soil this conclusion is not too far fetched. But the question is not just one the ambiance. It is rather a moral and hygienic question. Who wants to live in a pigsty and...

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Haiti and the TOTEM System

Posted by on Nov 19, 2010 in Sustainability | 4 comments

Haiti and the TOTEM System

The Caribbeans are supposed to be an idyllic archipelago west of Central America. Except it is in the way of Hurricanes, under which the people suffer season after season. In January of this year Haiti was hit by a terrible Earthquake. An estimated 230.000 people died and 300.000 were injured. About 1.000.000 people became homeless. Not enough with this, in February the flood came and worsened the already tense situation. Although the world reacted quite fast and came to help, something went...

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