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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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Houseboats and Climate Change

Posted by on Jul 4, 2010 in Climate Change | 39 comments

Houseboats and Climate Change

Brad Pitt, the famous actor, has invested a considerable sum of his own money into the project of the Floating Houses in New Orleans. Mr. Pitt wants to offer the inhabitants a solution against the perils of another Hurricane like the Katrina-Hurricane in 2005. This is a very generous gesture and well meant of Brad PittĀ  but it does not solve the problem at the root. If the level of the seas will rise as a result of the Climate Change it will change the way of living for a high percentage of...

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