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Posts made in January, 2011

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Social Change

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in Ecology | 28 comments

Social Change

The last post in this website was about the way of life of former British prime minister Mr. Tony Blair and how he sees the way ahead. Mr. Blair, together with former US president George W. Bush, was responsible for the second Gulf war. The incentive for going to war were the alleged Weapons of Mass-destruction and the will to get rid of the dictator Saddam Hussein and to bring Democracy to Iraq. The Weapons of Mass-destruction haven’t been found yet and the almighty CIA has not even...

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Tony Blair’s Way of Life

Posted by on Jan 28, 2011 in Ecology | 8 comments

Tony Blair’s Way of Life

There was never really peace during the reign of humanity on earth. The reasons were always different but there was always one final answer – war.  Wars about a way of life. Either mine or yours! Today it is a clash of cultures and the respective ways of life. The still very powerful way of the western culture is being challenged by many different ways of life. All the emerging Superpowers, like China, India and South America exert pressure on the western way of life. But as of now the...

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Resources are not Renewable!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011 in Ecology | 5 comments

Resources are not Renewable!

Mankind is the only being on earth which needs an excessive amount of resources. Some animals also need resources, like the birds need the material to build their nests. But this is still part of the natural cycle and is constantly recycled. And only as much is used as is really needed. While we human beings use the resources provided by nature as though it is inexhaustible. And we use the resources even when we don’t need it. Or just to satisfy our whims most of the time. The...

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The Specter of Climate Change

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in Climate Change | 1 comment

The Specter of Climate Change

The Specter of a Climate Change is haunting us. While we stare at the Gordian knot and hope for the best. Someday something or someone will cut the knot and the specter will be exorcised. We still have time, this is what we all want to believe. But this is only wishful thinking. The old year was an accumulation of floods all over the world. The new year, just two weeks old starts off with three major floods on three continents. Australia, Sri Lanka (Asia) and Brazil (South America). Germany...

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Zeitgeist and the Climate Change

Posted by on Jan 15, 2011 in Ecology | 39 comments

Zeitgeist and the Climate Change

The Germans have a beautiful language, although it isn’t very melodic. But some things can only be expressed in German. Just to name a few; Ersatz, Doppelgänger, Hinterland, Kindergarten and, at last but not least, Zeitgeist. Zeitgeist links two words to a new one and gets a different meaning. Zeit means time and Geist means Spirit. Therefore the meaning of Zeitgeist could be translated as the spirit of the time or, rather, era.  As such a Zeitgeist does not exist. What is the spirit...

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