The Shape of the World

There is an interesting article on the Time Atlas and its most recent update. The Atlas has redesigned the shape of Greenland, due to climate change. This is an interesting case of how the idea of climate change shapes our ideas of the world. There is a heated debate ensuing, as the BBC article: The […]

Hurricane Irene and Climate Change

There is plenty of debate about how, if and in which way Hurricane Irene is related at all to climtae change. This plays directly into my Master’s Thesis, where I make the distinction between physical climate change and the idea of climate change. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_id-D6nUXc] Let me use the example of Hurricane Irene, which landed on […]

Tornados and climate change

There have beenmany discussions amongst experts and on the press about the relationship between the high US tornado frequency of 2011 and climate change. Many climate change proponents, Al Gore among them, have attributed the trend to climate change, and there is a constant tendency of attributing disasters to climate change. Others have denied this […]

The “logic of the grain of wheat”

While one may look at environmental problems such as climate change and be discouraged by concrete reality or failed logic, Pope Benedict XVI again abounds  in his references to Creation  and speaks about how to solve the worlds problems – drawing on Jesus himself, he talks of Christianity and the “logic of the grain of […]

“Burn, baby, burn” – more CO2, not less

The Economist has an interesting article on the situation of world energy following the latest report by BP. Here is what it says: “NOT since 1973 has world energy use increased by as much, in percentage terms, as it did in 2010. According to BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy, published today, 2010’s energy consumption […]

Tsunami and Environment

Apart from the catastrophic consequences the tsunami has had in Japan, harming millions and killing thousands of people, there are also secondary impacts on the environment. I am sure you can follow the most tragic consequences on the news; for now I’d like to focus on some environmental consequences. For one is the effect the […]

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