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…

Protest Songs (Swedish)

The following list contains protest songs against the eco crisis in Swedish: Sjung för klimatet! (JUST EARTH)  [DOCX]   [PDF] (Svensk översättning av Staffan Lindberg (Twitter: @CO2bantaren, 2018-12-14) av den originala songen ”Sing for the Climate (Do It Now!)” from Just Earth by Paulette Meier, Jamie Fota, Len Webb and Diana Porter, URL: https://paulettemeier.bandcamp.com/track/sing-for-the-climate-do-it-now) Tänd…

Thinking positive is self-delusional! Fail to Fail!

Following current discussions on climate breakdown, our serious situation, and potential solutions, I hear a lot of talk about “hope”, and “staying positive”. However, I cannot understand this, because this rarely works for me. Instead I prefer a motto, which Eric Schmidt (Google) describes as “fail to fail” [1]. “Staying positive” may have the advantage…

Climate-conscious climate agents: Good Intents, Negative Impacts

A recent article in German news magazine Spiegel Online, presented a study by the German Environment Agency [2,3], which identified a climate-conscious, academic, high-salary group with paradoxically high consumption of ressources and high greenhouse gas emissions, because positive behaviors (e.g. plant based diet, cycling, public transport) are negatively overcompensated by high emissions due to large …

Thoughts about consumerism and transport

According to the Swedish Environment Protection Agency [¹] is Swedish transport and consumption about 10 times higher than sustainable , therefore, I wonder how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport and consumption in an effective way. Purchasing goods and services incl transport is a basic right in a liberal capitalist society, and therefore these…

Protest chants

Since I am rather new to protest in public, and sometimes I feel rather lame just holding up my protest poster I have collected and made up some chants which one sing and shout (preferably with a loudspeaker ;-)) [more to come]: English “The classic”: Call: What do we want? Reply: Save the climate! Call:…