Category Archives: Global Change

On Helloween (!) 2008 (!!), I published a lonesome post on my then wordpress-hosted blog. With that, I created #FLOGW and #FLGW. The world looks different today – or not.

Feilner’s Law of Global Warning states:

“I believe that the climatic change driven by the green house effect will become faster and faster as we watch. Analog to Moore’s Law in processor technology, the measured climatic change will always happen faster than the most skeptical experts of the previous years had suspected. That’s my rule of climatic change, Feilner’s Law of Global Warming (FLGW).”

Here’s my collection.

Co2-Fixierung. In jedem Haushalt. Muss.

Reality update:

Synthetische Kohlenstoffdioxid-Fixierung | Max-Planck-Gesellschaft … :

Die Umwandlung des Treibhausgases Kohlenstoffdioxid (CO2) in organische Verbindungen ist ein Schlüsselprozess im globalen Kohlenstoffkreislauf. In den letzten Jahren wurden mehrere neue Stoffwechselwege und Enzyme zur CO2-Bindung in Mikroorganismen entdeckt. Parallel zu diesen Entdeckungen wurden Ansätze vorangetrieben, mit Hilfe synthetischer Biologie künstliche Stoffwechselwege zur Kohlenstoff-Fixierung zu realisieren, die effizienter als die natürlich existierenden Stoffwechselwege sind. Die synthetische CO2-Fixierung könnte neue Anwendungen in Bio- und Nanotechnologie ermöglichen.

In den Boden statt unter den Grill (Archiv) … :

Christoph Steiner hat lange Zeit am Amazonas gelebt. Dort versuchte der Bodenkundler herauszufinden, was die Schwarzerdeböden der Indianer so fruchtbar macht. Diese Tera Preta genannten Landstücke liefern jahrhunderte lang Erträge, ohne zu ermüden. Wie Steiners Untersuchungen schließlich zeigten, haben Holzkohlezuschläge im Boden die Fruchtbarkeit im Extremfall um 800 Prozent gesteigert. Denn Holzkohle ist ein Kohlenstoffspeicher. In ausgelaugten Böden wirkt sie wie ein Dünger. Und vermeidet gleichzeitig zusätzliche CO2-Emissionen, argumentiert Christoph Steiner. Er sieht in dieser einfachen Art der Kohlenstoff-Speicherung eine Chance für ärmere Länder:

Pflanzenforschung.de :: Calvin-Zyklus (CO2-Fixierung) … :

3 CO2 + 6 NADPH + 6 H + 9 ATP –> Triose (GAP) + 3 H20 + 6 NADP + 9 ADP + 9 P

 Kohlenstoffdioxid-Assimilation – Wikipedia … : 

Während Pflanzen und Cyanobakterien nur den Calvin-Zyklus nutzen, finden sich die anderen Wege bei unterschiedlichen Vertretern in den Reichen der Bakterien und Archaeen, die dadurch in der Lage sind, mit Kohlenstoffdioxid als einziger Kohlenstoffquelle (autotroph) zu wachsen.

Oxfam-Bericht: Extreme Carbon Inequality … :

Es sind weltweit vor allem die reichen Menschen, die durch ihren extremen Konsum zum Klimawandel beitragen. Das geht aus dem Oxfam-Bericht „Extreme Carbon Inequality“  hervor, der die konsumbedingten Emissionen der Menschen in armen und reichen Ländern vergleicht. Zwar wächst der Ausstoß klimaschädlicher Treibhausgase vor allem in den Schwellenländern, dient dabei aber großenteils der Produktion von Waren, die in reichen Ländern konsumiert werden.

Co2-Fixierung. In jedem Haushalt. Muss.

Reality update: Synthetische Kohlenstoffdioxid-Fixierung | Max-Planck-Gesellschaft … :

Die Umwandlung des Treibhausgases Kohlenstoffdioxid (CO2) in organische Verbindungen ist ein Schlüsselprozess im globalen Kohlenstoffkreislauf. In den letzten Jahren wurden mehrere neue Stoffwechselwege und Enzyme zur CO2-Bindung in Mikroorganismen entdeckt. Parallel zu diesen Entdeckungen wurden Ansätze vorangetrieben, mit Hilfe synthetischer Biologie künstliche Stoffwechselwege zur Kohlenstoff-Fixierung zu realisieren, die effizienter als die natürlich existierenden Stoffwechselwege sind. Die synthetische CO2-Fixierung könnte neue Anwendungen in Bio- und Nanotechnologie ermöglichen.

Extinction Rebellion. Join Now. As long as there is time.

 

The Truth – Extinction Rebellion has a great introductory video on ER and what and why. 

Wikipedia’s definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_Rebellion

“Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.

Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 with about one hundred academics signing a call to action in support in October 2018,[4] and launched at the end of October by Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook, Simon Bramwell, and other activists from the campaign group Rising Up!.[5] In November 2018, 5 bridges across the Thames River in London were blockaded.[6] In April 2019 Extinction Rebellion occupied 5 prominent sites in central London: Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and the area around Parliament Square.

Citing inspiration from grassroots movements such as Occupy, Gandhi’s Satyagraha, the suffragettes, Gene Sharp,[7] Martin Luther King and others in the civil rights movement, Extinction Rebellion wants to rally support worldwide around a common sense of urgency to tackle climate breakdown.[8][6] A number of activists in the movement accept arrest and imprisonment,[9] similar to the mass arrest tactics of the Committee of 100 in 1961.”

 

The movement uses a circled hourglass, known as the Extinction Symbol, to serve as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species.[10][11]


 

This is the beginning, it has to. 1975 ft. Greta Thunberg. Rebel!

Yes, it’s time to rebel. 

The 1975 ft. Greta Thunberg – The 1975 (Music Video) – YouTube

“We are right now in the beginning of a climate and ecological crisis, and we need to call it what it is—an emergency. We must acknowledge that we do not have the situation under control, and that we don’t have all the solutions yet; unless those solutions mean that we simply stop doing certain things. We must admit that we are losing this battle. We have to acknowledge that the older generations have failed. All political movements in their present form have failed, but Homo sapiens have not yet failed. Yes, we are failing, but there is still time to turn everything around. We can still fix this. We still have everything in our own hands, but unless we recognise the overall failures of our current systems, we most probably don’t stand a chance.

We  are facing a disaster of unspoken sufferings for enormous amounts of people, and now is not the time for speaking politely or focusing on what we can or cannot say. Now is the time to speak clearly. Solving the climate crisis is the greatest and most complex challenge that Homo sapiens have ever faced. The main solution, however, is so simple that even a small child can understand it: we have to stop our emissions of greenhouse gases, and either we do that, or we don’t. You say that nothing in life is black or white, but that is a lie—a very dangerous lie—either we prevent a 1.5 degree of warming, or we don’t; either we avoid setting off that irreversible chain reaction beyond human control, or we don’t; either we choose to go on as a civilisation, or we don’t—that is as black or white as it gets; because there are no grey areas when it comes to survival.

Now  we all have a choice: we can create transformational action that will safeguard the living conditions for future generations, or we can continue with our business as usual and fail. That is up to you and me. And yes, we need a system change rather than individual change, but you cannot have one without the other. If you look through history, all the big changes in society have been started by people at the grassroots level—people like you and me. So, I ask you to please wake up and make the changes required possible. To do your best is no longer good enough. We must all do the seemingly impossible. Today, we use about 100 million barrels of oil every single day. There are no politics to change that; there are no rules to keep that oil in the ground. So, we can no longer save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed—everything needs to change, and it has to start today. So, everyone out there, it is now time for civil disobedience. It is time to rebel.”

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I like the Spiegel’s title image on BJ in UK.

‘Something resembling hell’: how does the rest of the world view the UK? | Politics | The Guardian

“I learned a lot since then – not just about Britain, but also our blindspots as reporters. I saw parallels to Brexit not just in Donald Trump’s election victory later that year, but also in the rise of Alternative für Deutschland at the 2017 elections in Germany. All three raise questions of social inequality that we have failed to address until now. The problem is that we are still looking for ways to resolve them. People are more disillusioned about politics than ever, and yet we are nowhere nearer to cleaning up the mess.” (Khuê Pham, editor, Zeit magazine)