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Milieudefensie versus ING Bank

Al wekenlang hoor ik de drammerige reclameboodschap van Milieudefensie tegen ING Bank. Ik had gehoopt dat ING een website zou starten voor de zwijgende meerderheid als reactie op deze luidruchtige minderheid (t.w. 16.001). Mijn wens was waarschijnlijk de vader van mijn gedachte (Ensie). De actie van Milieudefensie is het meest recente voorbeeld van een groeiende...

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Klimaat label

Rabobank, ING en ABN Amro willen een klimaatlabel voor huizenkopers, naast het energielabel, aldus recente artikelen (o.a. AAB, BNN-VARA, FD). Ik deel de mening van econoom en UvA professor Arnout Boot: “vreemd dat banken daar niet eerder op wezen” (BNR). Ik verwacht een zelfde situatie als bij het energielabel: eerst is vrijwel niemand geïnteresseerd in dit...

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A reliance on technology creates weaknesses?

On November 17, the Washington Post issued a World Alert and reported that "[..] reliance on technology created weaknesses in its [..]". Their alert created my immediate interest. Does a reliance on technology indeed creates weaknesses? The answer depends on your time frame. Several of my blogs claim that our species cannot survive a next glacial period (a.k.a. Ice...

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History, legends and myths (3)

Planet Earth is c.4.5 billion years old (eg, NatGeo). Earliest lifeforms are c.3.7 billion years old (eg, Smithsonian). The oldest human fossils are some 7 million years old. The oldest human writing is some 5 thousand years old. Temperature recording began less than 400 years ago (eg, NASA). Notwithstanding the above, scientists continue to write about Earth’s...

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Is climate fear actually fear over human extinction?

Recently, I noticed a quote by author Blake Newman (see below). His view made me wonder if fear over climate change is actually fear over human extinction. The name of the "global environmental movement" Extinction Rebellion also suggests that climate fear is fear over human extinction. “Don't worry about saving the earth. The earth will be fine. However, humans...

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Growth: what goes up must come down

Growth refers to many different topics: body, brain, business, cancer, climate, economy, ethics, inflation, politics, population, and the Universe. We use many different adjectives to describe growth, like: absolute, actual, historical, marginal, projected, relative. A decline is even negative growth. Source: Our World in Data The population diagram for 1750-2100...

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