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The Trickle Down Illusion

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Ecology, Featured | 0 comments

The Trickle Down Illusion

We live in a strange time period. While we destroy nature in the name of consumerism and profit the underlying economic ideology is the so-called Trickle Down effect. I am not an economist, but let me try to explain how I see it. The advocates of the Neo-liberal (1) Trickle-down economics (2) assert, that the pot has to be filled up. When it is filled up, than the superfluous liquid in the pot will trickle down. The pot is synonymous for the affluent people in society and the people at the...

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The Eco-Centric

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Ecology, Featured | 0 comments

The Eco-Centric

This is the transcript for the clip I posted on Youtube. To day I want to talk about the Eco-Centric. The Eco-Centric is a statue I created. With it I try to visualize the state of our culture. And it ain’t a nice picture. Humanity has come a long way since our beginnings. Not so long ago, only some thousand years, we were seeking shelter in caves to protect us from nature.* We were vulnerable, but we survived. And where are we now? Now nature has to be protected from us human...

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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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Ecology vs. Sustainability

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in Ecology | 4 comments

Ecology vs. Sustainability

Ecology or Sustainability. What is the difference? In the last decades of the 20.century Ecology (1) was the buzzword in the public debate about the deplorable state of nature and the bleak outlook into the future. More and more people started to understand that the environmental decline is leading to a big problem. The nuclear threat, a conflict between the East and the West, with all the fall out, did nothing to pacify the people. And then Chernobyl (2) happened in 1986, which mobilized...

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