Rhein on Energy and Climate

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Humanity is living through its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression 1929-33. A decade of complacency, self-deceit and appalling flaws of government regulation and oversight, above all in the USA but also in Europe, have been at the root of the financial disaster that has been unfolding for the past 18 months. It has… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Scientists have been warning us for the past 20 years about the consequences of rising temperatures for the earth’s biosphere, forecasting increasing loss of biodiversity, more frequent epidemics, hurricanes and droughts. So far with little avail! Humanity continues business as usual, brushing aside local or regional disasters as the unavoidable by-effects of “economic development” that… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Arctic Illusions

The gradual melting of the Arctic ice cover offers attractive prospects for substantially shorter shipping lanes between Europe and the Pacific. That may become a welcome by-effect of global warming. But it also raises speculations and appetite about what may be the last unexplored and non-attributed oil and gas reserves on our tiny planet. According… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein