A group of 64 Dutch climate scientists called for the shuttering of all 11 coal plants, including three that came online this year and cost 5.5 billion euros ($5.85 billion): Prof. dr. Jan Boersema Prof.dr. Theo Beckers Prof. dr. Jeroen van den Bergh Prof. dr. Frank Biermann Prof.dr.ir. Han Brezet Prof. dr. ir. Bert Brunekreef […]
What some little toddlers can teach the world is amazing
The sharing experiment wants to draw attention to the fact that we live in a world with the capacity to feed twice its current population, but too many children still die from causes related to acute malnutrition each year. 2014 was the warmest year since we are recording temperatures. We are still more in love […]
You be suprised what Apple Inc. greatest invention is…
Its not the iPhone, iPad or iTunes. No. Apple invented a tax-avoidance scheme known as the “Double Irish With A Dutch Sandwich,” which is now used by hundreds of other companies. Read this excellent article in the New York Times about how Apple is “avoiding” paying taxes via legal financial engineering. From the article: ” […]
Leonardo DiCaprio Climate Summit 2014 & How Much (More) Should CEOs Make?
My feelings about the climate change happening can not be put in better words than those of Leonardo DiCaprio addressing the UN climate summit. We should act now. People are waking up slowly, we all see changes around us. It was the hottest September ever in The Netherlands. Felt like summer last few weeks. I stumbled upon […]
Industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’?
A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. From the study: “The fall of the Roman Empire, and the equally (if not more) advanced Han, Mauryan, and Gupta Empires, as […]
Polar Vortex & Global Warming
For me it is clear that the extreme weather in the US is caused by global warming and CO2 emissions and other factors. John Holdren, President Obama’s science adviser, says in the video: “If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold spells like the one that we’re having in the United States now disprove global warming, […]
Food – what you should really know about it
I have done extensive research last weekend about food. I urgently recommend that you watch three documentaries and do some of your own research online. 1. The first one to watch is Food Inc. It shows clearly the forces and wrong doing of our modern food society. The forces behind our modern food industry – the […]
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
Some interesting facts: at the time Jesus Christ was born, there were 300 million people on earth, 50 years ago there were approximately 3,5 billion and now we are 7 billion. If we continue in this pace, we will reach 9 billion very quickly. For the 7th billion took us only 12 years. If you read […]