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Water and Energy Demand

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Water | 1 comment

Water and Energy Demand

Water (1) is such a everyday item that no one is really wasting any thought about it. It is simply taken for granted that it exists. And water does exist in abundance, just that the water for human consumption is only a miniscule fraction of all the water on earth.  The situation will aggravate with the expected Global Population Growth (2) from now, about seven billion to nine billion people at the year 2050! The amount of potable water remains the same. Unless technology is utilized to...

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Negative Birth Rate

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Ecology | 2 comments

Negative Birth Rate

Global society will in the near future be confronted with three major problems. The first problem. The present world population, seven billion, is already an acute problem. And it will be an even bigger problem as soon as nine billion people will inhabit the earth. This is estimated to happen merely 40 years from now, around the middle of the century! The second problem. The shadows of the global debts are looming on the horizon and will have to be redeemed eventually. We all know how volatile...

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Global Warming and Climate Change

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in Ecology | 10 comments

Global Warming and Climate Change

On the 12. june 2011, our avid reader Christina Carabini raised a important question (1). “Many people in the media and elsewhere use the terms climate change and global warming interchangeably as if they were the same thing” I spontaneously answered her and explained in one short sentence, how I understand the difference between Global Warming and Climate Change. Climate Change is the result of Global Warming. The question asked by Ms. Carabini, bears witness to the confusion...

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The Earth is Full – So What?

Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in Ecology | 0 comments

The Earth is Full – So What?

The New York Times published on 06. June 2011 the op-ed by Thomas L. Friedman, The Earth is Full (1). So what’s new, Mr. Friedman? We all knew it to be so. Or at least we should have known. It is inevitable, that humanity has it’s effects on nature. Nature was not too much disturbed, by the few people roaming the earth in the Stone Age. As long as world population was small, nature could easily balance the damage. The destruction of the forests around the Mediterranean Sea...

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2012 – The End of the World?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2011 in Climate Change | 8 comments

2012 – The End of the World?

Is the year 2012 the end of the World? Some people believe it to be so, because the Mayan calender (1) ends at 2012. This is enough reason for some people to panic. If the Mayan calender stops here, it means the end of the world! In fact, December 2012 just ends the B’ak’tun, a period of time in the Mayan calender, after which starts a new period. And so the calendar goes on and on. It is simply a calender, which measures time and stops at a certain date. Just because the...

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