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Protests in the news

January 7, 2013

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It’s very interesting to see how the media covers (or fails to cover) protests. I read in headline from a large international news source today that “hundreds” demonstrated for press freedom in China. Funny thing is, “hundreds” is actually not very many people. I have seen protests with 200-500 people and they barely made a […]

Endemic Corruption

June 14, 2012

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The politics of democratic nations is plagued by lobbying. Lobbying is a process where having money gets you heard by the people who take decisions, more than in any other place. The line between lobbying and outright corruption is blurry at best, as witnessed by high profile cases around the world that include corporations getting […]

The problem with Nuclear Power

June 12, 2012

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Nuclear energy is something of a hot topic, both in general public media and in renewable energy circles. It’s become a bit of a messy debate, and has certainly made me think about it a lot. So I decided to share some of my thoughts. But before I get to the problem with nuclear energy, […]

Christiania

June 6, 2012

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These are some of my impressions of Christiania, the Freetown in Copenhagen. First, what Is Christiania? Christiania is a “freetown” – in 1971 squatters took over an abandoned military site in Copenhagen and proclaimed it a free self-governing utopian society. Since then many things have happened – the full history is better related elsewhere – […]

The Danger of Ideologies

May 2, 2012

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I am against Ideologies. What ideologies, some might ask. All of them, I reply. But how could you be against ideologies while being an environmentalist? How does that work? Well, I’m glad you asked… I am opposed to “Ideologies with a capital I”. Communism, Capitalism, Zionism, Christianity… essentially all dogma. Let’s be clear: that doesn’t […]

An Environmentalist at a Car show

March 13, 2012

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So I was fortunate enough to visit the Geneva Auto Show. Now normally this isn’t really a prime destination for me. I am what you might call a car-skeptic. Ok maybe that’s too strong a term. I do drive if I must but I always feel that driving is something of a failing – either […]

Feminism and the population problem

March 8, 2012

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An increasing number of environmentalists are raising the problem of increasing population as the new big environmental issue. While i basically agree, i prefer to make the distinction that population in itself is not the issue, so much as the way it seriously exacerbates environmental issues. These include energy supply, food supply, soil depletion, resource […]