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…

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 …