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The Specter of Climate Change

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in Climate Change | 1 comment

The Specter of Climate Change

The Specter of a Climate Change is haunting us. While we stare at the Gordian knot and hope for the best. Someday something or someone will cut the knot and the specter will be exorcised. We still have time, this is what we all want to believe. But this is only wishful thinking. The old year was an accumulation of floods all over the world. The new year, just two weeks old starts off with three major floods on three continents. Australia, Sri Lanka (Asia) and Brazil (South America). Germany...

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The Integrity of Nature

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in Climate Change | 23 comments

The Integrity of Nature

No organism can be called healthy when its integrity is disturbed. The integrity of the human body can be totally destroyed by microscopically small bacterias, or even smaller, viruses. To fight the infection, the immune system needs to be strong and healthy. The integrity of nature seems to be damaged. The climate change could be the symptomes of the organism earth in agony. The virus infection of humanity is in progress and everyone of us is a virus. Slowly, the symptomes...

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Urban Planning and Climate Change

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Climate Change | 3 comments

Urban Planning and Climate Change

Yet another flood hits the news! The flood in the North-West of Pakistan. A flood in a dimension unheard of in the last 80 years. More than 1000 people have died and many millions are affected. And this is not the only major flood in the year 2010! Perhaps I am biased, but my personal gut feeling tells me the numbers of floods are accumulating and they are getting worse! Could this be the signs of Climate Change? But not only floods are in the news lately. In Russia another incident of...

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Summer Time and the Waters are Flowing!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2010 in Water | 15 comments

Summer Time and the Waters are Flowing!

It is summer again, at least in the northern hemisphere, and it is hot, very hot indeed. In the southern part of France, a couple of weeks ago, a devastating flood occurred. 19 people died. Now floods are always happening and in some parts of the world it is totally normal for floods to happen during the summer, but not in southern France with it’s Mediterranean climate. In the south of France it should be quiet dry in the summer. It could be regarded as a freak of nature if this incident...

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