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Posts made in April, 2011

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Controlling Nature

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Climate Change | 1 comment

Controlling Nature

Nature is perceived by human beings as two contrary forces. At the one hand, it is called Mother Nature. That’s because we subconsciously recognize our physical dependence from nature. We need the air, the water and the soil to live. On the other hand, we consciously know about the dangers that nature poses for us. Earthquakes, floods and wildfires were, and still are, a serious threat to our survival. Today we know what lightning and thunder are, we can explain it scientifically. But...

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Glenn Beck and Global Warming

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Climate Change | 0 comments

Glenn Beck and Global Warming

Glenn Beck, it seems, is a controversial figure. I do not know much about him, since I am not an American and I am not too keen on television anyway. While researching on the Internet for a new post, I came across an interesting video of Mr. Beck interviewing John Coleman, the founder of a weather channel on TV. Mr Coleman states, that the Climate Change is the greatest scam in the whole of history. In the beginning of his show Glenn Beck introduces his new book,  An Inconvenient Book...

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ABC Warfare against Nature

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in Ecology | 1 comment

ABC Warfare against Nature

In a time, as Fukushima glows, nations such as Iran still cling to their nuclear ambitions. Chernobyl in the Ukraine, 1986, and now Fukushima show very clearly the dangers of nuclear technology.  Even when this technology is only utilized for civilian purposes and neither a technical failure or a natural catastrophe leads to a meltdown, this technology is nonetheless very, very dangerous. Until today no one really knows what to do with the radioactive waste. Where is a safe place...

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Earthquakes and the Infrastructure

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Totem | 2 comments

Earthquakes and the Infrastructure

As long as such natural disasters and catastrophes, as floods, earth- and sea quakes and volcano eruptions are happening only locally, the repair of the damage is, relatively, easy and cheap. Without diminishing the sufferings of the afflicted population. What if the sum of all local catastrophes is just one catastrophe on a global scale? Signs are already to be seen. Every other week a major earthquake, one in New Zealand and the other in Japan, just as the year 2011 started. The last major...

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I have, therefore I am!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Ecology | 0 comments

I have, therefore I am!

Again I venture into a field, where I am not an expert. I do it, because every science owes the public, to be understood. Well, almost everyone. Every average person with an average intelligence should be able to understand and I am such a person. I try to understand it and find the flaws in it. Still, wouldn’t I be thinking about this topic, this post would not be! Today I want to get into the strange logic of Rene Descartes, who postulated, “I think, therefore I am”. The...

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