Category Archives: Environment

Top 10 Ethical Travel Destinations? I doubt that.

I don’t know why people need lists with suggestions for travel destinations. Do people really sit at home without any idea and wait for “the top 10 travel destinations in 2015″, “the most underrated travel destinations this year” and “the … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (19) Davos 2015

Climate change is the no. 1 issue on the agenda of the World Economic Forum 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. The discussions about our planet will be led by people who are coming to Switzerland from all around the world. 1,700 private … Continue reading

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Lines in the Sand

Human beings feel the urge to leave signs of their presence in nature. When I was a child, it was common to carve one’s name (or a heart and a girl’s name) into the bark of a tree. Now people use … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (18) Leonardo DiCaprio

The guy who died because his ship hit an iceberg resurfaces 17 years later to urge the UN General Assembly to adopt policies that would stop the melting of icebergs. (auf Deutsch)

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“1493” by Charles C. Mann

1493 refers to the year after Christopher Columbus “discovered” America and as the second part of the title suggests, the book describes how Europe’s discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on earth. That sounds like an enormous … Continue reading

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Photography before Photoshop

While cycling on La Maddalena, an island off the coast of Sardinia, I came across this beautiful bay: This ugly plant in the center of the picture did however disturb my aesthetic feelings. “No problem, I’ll remove that with Photoshop,” … Continue reading

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Man and Nature

Man can erect the most beautiful buildings, which last for 2,500 years and still impress with their shape and size, but the surrounding nature is the true source of beauty. The photos show the temple of Segesta, one of the … Continue reading

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