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August 2, 2019

Nearly daily news reports are coming out from all kind of organisations and scientists which warn on a much faster change on a range of climate issues. Glaciers are melting faster as predicted before and large swatches of ice are breaking loose on Arctic and Antarctic....

August 2, 2019

For a big company like Shell a more realistic location would be: Down to Earth. ‘Sky’ sounds ambitious but lacks solid ground. Having read the complete document as published on the internet thoroughly, it leaves one worried.

Shell did a lot of research, engaged high end...

May 6, 2019

Two conferences, one for high end policy makers in the Maritime Industry, the other aimed at consumers on a scuba dive show. Both in one week and both leading to the same observation.

Working in the Maritime world for decades and having proposed many innovations, taught...

April 25, 2019

LCOE (levelized cost of electricity) has become a mantra in discussions on Electrical Energy Generating. It is considered a good tool.  By LCOE the costs of the various ways of energy generated can be compared. But is that so?

 A cynical expression in IT circles, and st...

April 12, 2019

Tourism belongs to the bigger industries in the world. It converts wealth from one part of the world to other parts. And for a good deal it is to the benefit of poorer or lesser developed regions. That is the positive side. However, like always there is a down side....

September 21, 2018

All certified scuba divers are trained to comply with the rule  ‘don’t touch anything underwater and leave nothing but bubbles’. 

As a passionate scuba diver, instructor and underwater filmmaker I often travel in Asia to explore the seas and to capture the bea...

September 8, 2018

Simple question with a simple answer: Nobody.
Though it goes fully against all policies for development, it is true. Just stick your fingers in a wall socket and you know. What people need is what can be done with electric energy. Drive a machine, power a lamp, make a...

September 8, 2018

All predictions agree on continued growth of the urban areas! In all continents of the globe. And all policy makers and planners are working on that basis. But what if another scenario will appear?

 It could very well be that urban areas stop growing soon. They crumble...

May 23, 2018

The simple, direct and clear answer is: NO.

ECO-Tourism does not serve nature at all.

It serves our need for excitement, our need to tell impressive stories once home. At best it improves our understanding of nature. 

However, lions prefer antelope to Toyota Landcruisers....

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