Today: 15.May.2021

James Lovelock: So should we be trying to save the world? “Don’t try and save the world, its pure hubris. We might be able to save Dorset. I think it’s easier to save Dorset than the planet. “There’s one thing to keep in mind here. We don’t need to save the planet, it’s looked after itself for four billion years. It’s always been habitable and things have lived on it, so why worry.” At the end of the day, “It pays to be cheerful,” he says.

Published in UK

Uli Weber, Geophysiker: - Das Problem: Der natürliche Kohlenstoffdioxid-Kreislauf (Abbildung 1) auf unserem Planeten Erde steht in Verdacht, durch den industriellen CO2-Eintrag des Menschen aus den Fugen zu geraten und eine globale Klimakatastrophe zu verursachen. Aber ist dieser natürliche CO2-Kreislauf überhaupt voll verstanden und richtig in die Computermodelle zur Vorhersage des zukünftigen Klimas eingegangen? - Do rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations cause increasing global temperatures, or could it be the other way around? This is one of the questions being debated today. Interestingly, CO2 lags an average of about 800 years behind the temperature changes-- confirming that CO2 is not the cause of the temperature increases. One thing is certain-- earth's climate has been warming and cooling on it's own for at least the last 400,000 years, as the data below show.

Published in Germany

James Conca, Forbes: The growing disparity of wealth today has many parallels with the unequal societies that emerged in the Middle Ages, where wealth and power resided primarily in the hands of a few feudal lords. But wealth inequality is not the same as energy inequality. And that is the primary difference between economic inequality in present-day America and Medieval Europe. Wealth inequality is still about a factor of a million, but energy inequality is down to a factor of about ten. That is because energy has never been so cheap and plentiful in the history of humankind as it is today.

Published in People - 5 - World