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Posts made in December, 2010

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Happy New Migration!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2010 in Ecology | 9 comments

Happy New Migration!

      Merry Christmas?   So shortly after Christmas I would like to write a post about people who are easily forgotten in such festive times. I want to write about refugees of all kinds.   The migration of masses of people, regardless of the reasons, throughout the world, becomes a global political and social problem.   Nomads   Human beings were always a wandering species. Only in the last thousands of years we began to settle down. At that time it was not really difficult to live a...

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Sustainable Cities?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in Sustainability | 21 comments

Sustainable Cities?

    According to the website Sustainable Cities from Denmark, which introduces cities throughout the world who claim to be Sustainable. Jamshedpur/India One example is the city of Jamshedpur in India. This city is Harvesting Rain Water. The central water collector is the artificial Dimna Lake, some 13 kilometer away from the city. An enormous infrastructure is needed to manage this amount of water from the city to the lake. Three main pipes transport the water to the lake. The...

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Student Riots

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 in Ecology | 15 comments

Student Riots

On the 11th of  November 2010 the media reported about a miniature student revolt in Britain. The cause for the anger was a rise in the tuition fees. Currently the fee is 3.290£ and will be 9.000 £ a year in 2012. It seems, from far away, that higher education in the UK will be only affordable for wealthy people. The anger is understandable, but not so the violence. Still property was broken and more than 40 police officers were injured. But the question is, why are the students getting only...

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Adieu Climate Summit 2010

Posted by on Dec 12, 2010 in Ecology | 17 comments

Adieu Climate Summit 2010

The Climate Summit 2010 in Cancun/Mexico is coming to an end and the outcome is as was expected. Letters of intent. It is the declared intention to cut down on the CO2 emissions. But how to achieve this goal remains in the dark. The developing countries shall be supported in this task. While in the developed countries the the ways remain as they are. Although in an ecological and sustainability context the developed countries are also just developing countries. Especially since the highly...

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Technology in the Here and Yet

Posted by on Dec 8, 2010 in Ecology | 0 comments

Technology in the Here and Yet

Our collective knowledge increases rapidly. The more we know, the less we seem to think of the consequences of this knowledge and how it is utilized daily. Technology is quintessential nothing but applied knowledge. We all are constantly confronted with the moral implications of how we apply the knowledge. Although we prefer to look the other way. But regarding the state of earth at the beginning of the 21. century the diagnosis is rather bad. Still we know it, no one can deny the possibility...

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