Tag Archives: climate change

Climate Change History

Of course the climate has changed before, but never as dramatically as now in a short time. (Ok, maybe that one time in 1816, but that had terrible effects too.) Anyway, I don’t understand what kind of an argument “the climate has … Continue reading

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Humboldt discovered man-made climate change

When Alexander von Humboldt traveled in Venezuela in 1800, he was told by locals about the rapidly falling water levels of Lake Valencia. He established a theory that connected deforestation, falling water levels and change of (micro-)climate. Expanding on this, he … 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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Did you notice the Irony? (11) Climate Refugees

Did you ever notice the irony that lies in us flying to the Maldives, the Seychelles, to Easter Island and everywhere else, thus destroying the world’s climate with our CO2 emissions, but when climate refugees try to come to Europe … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (# 6) UN Climate Summit

The last UN Climate Change Summit took place in Doha, capital of Qatar. By choosing this venue, did the UN wish to reward Qatar for its energy and environmental policies? Qatar has by far the world’s highest output of CO2 per … Continue reading

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Death to the Conifers!

Deforestation speeds up climate change in two ways: First, the loss of trees reduces the forests’ capacity to convert carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Second, if deforestation is not carried out for the production of timber, but for the winning of … Continue reading

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