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Posts made in August, 2011

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Michele Bachmann and Energy

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Ecology | 18 comments

Michele Bachmann and Energy

The first two third’s of the year 2011 are over. The year is sliding slowly to the end. Adieu 2011, welcome 2012! Despite all the doomsday scenarios, based on the Mayan calender (1) and what not, we all can rest assured that life will go on like always. Well, more or less, for someone it will better, for another it will be worse. Still the year 2012 will be fateful one, globally speaking. At the end of the coming year the president of the USA will be elected. I am not from the USA and I...

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Common Sense and Ideology

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Ecology | 32 comments

Common Sense and Ideology

Lately I came across some some op-eds, which made me think, that some people feel the change in the air. It was a short spark of hope, perhaps now we all get to a public discussion get going, about how to organize our journey into the future. This spark ignites every once in while, but is soon burned out. It started this time with Thomas L. Friedmann and his op-ed the Earth is Full (1) in the New York Times June 7, 2011, in which he refers to a future society, were consumption is reduced and...

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Ecological Insurance

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Climate Change | 28 comments

Ecological Insurance

Modern live is unthinkable without insurances. A whole industry is living off the uncertainties of live. People have insurances against theft, fire,  car accidents and so forth. Let’s not forget the Health insurance debate in the USA, where about 90 million people do not have it. A part of our salary is deducted for pension  and unemployment. Also a form of a insurance policy! The insurances are taken as a precaution, to be prepared for a worst-case scenario. A preventive insurance is...

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Desmond Tutu’s Diversities

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in Ecology | 3 comments

Desmond Tutu’s Diversities

The 1984 Nobel prize winner, Bishop Desmond Tutu (1), published on the 21. June 2011 in the Huffpost an article called Our Glorious Diversity, Why We Should Celebrate Difference (2). It is difficult not to agree with Mr. Tutu and what he has written. He described the state of Diversity in a very elegant way. Our world, the whole universe is build on diversity. Let us start from the supposedly smallest parts of nature Atoms, which, as Physics tell us, are not anymore regarded as the smallest...

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