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The Wonder of Life

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Ecology, Featured | 0 comments

The Wonder of Life

Pope Fancis First I have to apologise to Pope Francis, in my recent article about him I was sarcastic, if not downright cynical. The questions are still unanswered, but the encyclical Laudato Si’ is pretty progressive (1). Although, it is still not radical enough for me I am pretty happy that Pope Francis did a very decent job in advancing our fight against Climate Change. I hope that the, as yet unanswered, questions will be approached in the next steps. That churches, monasteries and...

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350 ppm – 400 ppm CO2, Who Gives A H**k?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Ecology, Featured | 1 comment

350 ppm – 400 ppm CO2, Who Gives A H**k?

Once upon a time, not so long ago, about 200 years prior, the earth atmosphere contained about 275 parts per million of carbon dioxide(1). Since then it has been rapidly risen. In 1958 the biochemist Charles David Keeling measured, at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, 315 ppm (parts per million)  Carbon Dioxide in the earth atmosphere (2). The Keeling Curve is named after him (3). Since then we have been told, that 350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere is the threshold, where the balance...

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In Sanity We Trust

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Ecology | 6 comments

In Sanity We Trust

There is an old saying, out of sight – out of mind. This is one of the treats that characterizes human beings. On a personal level it can, and must, be excused to some extend. But on a social, poltical and economic level it borders right now on criminal neglect. Even worse, it can be called insane. Ignoring facts and the possible ramifications, even of indications, such as the Climate Change. One of the contenders of the Republican Party to run for the presidency of the USA, governor Rick...

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The Housing Bubble

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Ecology | 5 comments

The Housing Bubble

The Israeli news paper Haaretz, July 24.2011 (1), reported about a demonstration, which took place in Tel Aviv the night before. It was held in protest, against the catastrophic housing situation. In Israel in general and especially in Tel Aviv. This demonstration was the mobile form of protest, the immobile one is the Tent City (2) in the north of Rothschild avenue in Tel Aviv. The housing situation in Tel Aviv is, no joke, catastrophic. I, personally, know of some apartments in Tel Aviv, that...

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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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