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Marco Rubio and Climate Change

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Climate Change, Featured | 41 comments

Marco Rubio and Climate Change

A couple of weeks ago I came across a clip on Youtube, ABC News #thisweek, published May 12, 2014. ABC’s Jonathan Karl interviewed the possible presidential contender, of the Republican Party, Mr. Marco Rubio. Mr. Rubio is a young United State Senator from Florida, who openly says, that he wants to run for president. At the beginning of the whole interview, Mr. Rubio praises his political vision (1). This is an important point to which I will return later. Mr. Karl asked Mr. Rubio about...

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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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Ecology

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010 in Ecology | 5 comments

Ecology

The present era comes to an end, thanks to the perils of a probable Climate Change. The approaching era will inevitably be called the Ecological Era. But what does Ecology mean? Most people if asked, will mumble something about the Environment and that’s it. Others will recite the dictionary. Both will be right and still both are only partly true. The term ecology is derived from the ancient Greek word Oikos and means house or any kind of dwelling, apartments and so on. Ecology means the...

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