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]: What I have heard: “People will rise like water, we have to face…

Can Artificial Intelligence help saving the climate?

While reading that the Scientific American ranked Artifical Intelligence in 2015 among the “ten big advances that will improve life, transform computing and maybe even save the planet”, I was thinking about the ALADDIN computing system, which is used by the investment company BLACKROCK which controls about 6 trillion (6 000 000 000 000) USD…