A comment on Corona – calling for resilience

You have probably all heard a lot about the Corona virus in the last weeks - and maybe you tend to ignore respective news already. I do not want to talk about numbers of ill people, but just want to mention some thoughts I had on this topic, related to sustainability. The media (e.g. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/coronavirus-outbreak-slashes-chinas-greenhouse-gas-emissions-200226133935574.html) …

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What do we really need?

A while ago, I have been sent a magazine article dealing with the state of our society and ecology. It proposed that we will face a collapse of our current system anyways, as humans will or can not voluntarily change the system. I thought about this a bit and, listening to audio books such as …

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Contemplation time: Fireworks

During this first week of the year I have been contemplating a lot. I do not know if it was actually more than what I do usually, but it certainly felt like it. That's why I have a lot of topics on my mind, which I cannot share all with you (now). This post is …

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Do you join the pledge?

Do you want to know how you can contribute to the dream? I created an Excel file with all things that individuals can do to help to achieve a more environmentally-friendly and just society. I gather those in the past year. It is probably not complete, so I am open for comments! Click here to …

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Epilogue

Fortunately, humans at the end of the first quarter of the 21st century where wise enough to drastically change their lifestyles and ways of production so that global warming could be limited to 1,5° Celsius. Natural catastrophes have been faced with more resilience and the environment could be restored. All global regions have built more …

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Chapter 14: Working Life & Professions

Work is flexible. It can be done from home, from one of the public eating areas or from your workplace, which is usually in bikeable distance from your home. Traffic jams do not exist anymore, and commuting is short. You work partly for money, but as working weeks are shorter, you have a lot of …

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Chapter 12: Shared Values

As the individual regions have different cultures, the values are also not the same everywhere. However, there are some values that are shared by all the people - making the world a brighter place. The maybe most important one is peace - and therefore there is a strict opposition to warfare and killings. Fortunately, all …

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Chapter 8: Education

All types of schools and universities are in the neighbourhood or well-connected somewhere close in the city. As the city is safe and friendly, already young children can walk or cycle to their school without problems. People firstly learn how to think critically and by themselves. They get to know from an early age how …

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Chapter 2: Green Cities

The city will be green and clean. All buildings will be isolated according to the newest building standards and only need a low amount of energy for heating and cooling (e.g. passive house standard). Most of them will be autonomous by making their own energy (e.g. solar panels or small wind turbines on the roofs) …

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Cruising around…

I am on an academy this week and yesterday we made an excursion. Amongst other things, we visited the harbour of a North German city. The press speaker has told us a lot about the harbour. For me, the most shocking was to see how the ships are permanently getting bigger and they are getting …

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