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What A Beautiful Day

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 in Memos | 2 comments

What A Beautiful Day

After a couple of cold days, full of rain and wind, the sun shines again. In the afternoon I took a walk on the shore. At such a day, Louis Armstrong (1) must have decided to record the song What a Wonderful World. The sea is not as angry as it was just yesterday. Still the waves were quiet high and powerful.   At the entrance of the old port, I leaned over the balustrade. The sun warmed my back and from the front it was windy and fresh. It was a glorious day. The arrival of spring was...

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Plastic and Climate Change

Posted by on Oct 22, 2010 in Ecology | 59 comments

Plastic and Climate Change

  One of the materials which characterizes modern time is Plastic. Plastic is to be found everywhere. Life without plastic would be impossible today. Right now, as you read this post you are using plastic, the computer is mostly made of plastic. As a matter of fact, glass and steel are also synthetic matters. But since they are known to us for thousands of years, we tend to take them as granted. With plastic it is something else. Plastic was invented at 1855 by Alexander Parkes, it was the...

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Stormy Ship in a Plastic Sea

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Ecology | 5 comments

Stormy Ship in a Plastic Sea

A ship is on a journey from San Francisco across the South-pacific to Sydney/Australia. What is so special about that boat? It is the Plastiki, which is made of 12.500 plastic bottles. Mr. David de Rothschild is the initiator and leader of this expedition. As admirable as this adventure is on a personal level, who of us would have the courage?, what exactly is the purpose of it? There is no need to increase the public awareness of the ecological situation. Many people are aware and now the next...

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