Alien life form

Mankind has only relatively recently started to communicate with animals. Progress is being made, but rather limited to listening to whales singing and to teaching American Sign Language to monkeys. But there are many life…

BigWawe, Hokusai

Education for Climate Change

Recently I had the opportunity to run a workshop on climate change in an international conference organized by a Finnish university. After the conference, I decided to sum up my impressions in a discussion paper.…

Detail from amphora

Two against you

Meet the future In debates about global warming two related but independent processes are often mixed. They work together to amplify each other, and jointly they threaten the sustainability of life on Gaia. But they…

Order in Chaos

Global warming relates to everything. The change will ultimately affect everything, everywhere, everyone. Where to start? What to monitor? What should I do now? I need some way to organize information and thoughts for myself. …

A holistic point of view

How to think about global warming? I have all my life had a need to structure my thoughts into tentative categories as a way to remember and to orientate myself. Global warming represents a challenge…

Wasted energy

Last week I went out and purchased an energy meter from a nearby store. I got the idea after having seen a presentation by a salesman from Nokia at the Green Week 2008 in Brussels.…

A question of belief

Is climate change a question of belief? George Marshall, founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network seems to think so.  In a recent article in the New Scientist (25 July 2009, p24) he writes “People…

Gaia and You

Gaia is old already. Lovelock says there are no more than 500 million years left! Whether that is much or little depends on what you want to achieve in life. But it is not Gaia…