A comment on climate change

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) was meeting in Incheon, South Korea last week to discuss if the increase of global temperatures can be kept under 1,5°C and what happens if it cannot. They have been researching and debating about the possible outcomes since August 2016. The IPCC consists of leading scientists from 39… Continue reading A comment on climate change

PCB is in the ocean – and it’s killing our orcas

PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) is a chemical which was among others used in paints, adhesives and transformers until they got banned in the late 1970s due to its toxic and carcinogenic behaviour (The Guardian, 2018). Although the production of the persistent PCB has stopped, it is still circulating in the atmosphere, the oceans and soil and… Continue reading PCB is in the ocean – and it’s killing our orcas

The Eviction in the Hambach Forest continues – Why though?

Germany is leader in lignite mining. lignite is the coal which is most harmful to nature, people and the climate. Although Germany has agreed to transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy, it still continues to mine, which is not only accountable for the destruction of landscape and the forced resettlement of people and animals […]

Is democracy at stake?

As my first post I felt like writing about something special. It took me a while but then I found the perfect topic: democracy. It is a widespread topic yet so important in this changing world. So in honour of the International Day of Democracy and the 70th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration here are… Continue reading Is democracy at stake?