Deutsche Übersetzung der Gegendarstellung von Greta Thunberg vom 2. Februar 2019

Der folgende Text ist eine inoffizielle deutsche Übersetzung (Übersetzung: Wilmar Igl) der englischen Gegendarstellung der Klimaaktivistin Greta Thunberg, welche sie am 2. Februar 2019 auf Twitter [1] bzw Facebook [2] veröffentlicht hat. Eine Kopie des englischen Originaltextes [2] ist im Folgenden wiedergegeben. Deutsche Übersetzung Vor kurzem habe ich gesehen, dass viele Gerüchte über mich im…

Open access to scientific information on climate crisis

Do we really want to lock original scientific information which is crucial for policy making behind paywalls, for example, in Springer’s journal “Nature Climate Change” [1]? Although the “Nature” brand may give scientific findings additional credibility and impact, this would mean that citizens, scientists, business leaders, and politicians, esp in poorer countries, will have less…

Climate emergency declaration of 17.5 million people

Although governments on a state or country-level do not seem to realize, acknowledge or act upon the climate crisis emergency, local councils and cities are  acting much more decisive. According to the website “Climate Emergency Declaration” [1, 2] as of 2019-01-16, cities and councils representing 17.5 million citizens have declared a climate emergency, including major…

Biofuels and carbon emissions

I recently came across the advertisement of Flygbra.se [1, 2], who advertises national flights in Sweden using bio fuels. While there is still a discussion going what effect various types of bio fuels have on carbon emissions (and other aspects of the biosphere, like land use change and biodiversity), environmental organization warn against using bio…

Climate breakdown and human health

I have recently come across two articles on climate change from a human health perspective, who urgently demand action to minimize climate-related threats to human health and related costs. These articles were published in one of the highest-impact medical journal, The New England Journal of Medicine. Some highlights are the summary of climate change on…

A primer on security, privacy, and anonymity of IT systems

Users of the internet who share information, e.g. by participating in public discussions, may protect their identity or control the audience with whom they share information. One basic reason is that individuals act as members of various social groups (e.g. family, rugby club, church choir, colleagues from oil company,…) who have different values and social…

Download audio files to support public protests!

I am making the audio files below available which I find useful to support protests by playing the audio files to the public, eg playing the audio tracks from a smartphone, SD card, etc using a megaphone. (Note: I am using this megaphone, which I am happy with so far [PEARL, Germany] [AMAZON, Germany]. From…

Reduce commercials by 90% and add climate impact!

I have just stressed to other friends in the climate movement how important I find to control commercials 1) in terms of quantity and 2) environmental risk information to reduce consumption last week. Therefore, when I discovered George Monbiot’s article [1] on the role of advertisements and academia in society, I was very excited to…

Agenda 2019 – A New Year’s resolution

After year 2018 is coming to its end, I would like to reflect the current ecological crisis and what action is need to make progress  in year 2019 [to be continued]: The inertia in the political and economic transformation has to be reduced by pressure on political leaders and the society to reduce the distance…

Is the climate crisis child abuse?

I recently came across the WHO definition of child abuse which states “Child abuse or maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship…