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Ecology

Subdue the earth

What does love for nature, nature conservation, animal welfare actually mean? (Published in GralsWelt 4/1997) Anyone who seriously deals with animal welfare, who discovers a love for nature and flora, will soon be faced with crucial questions: Do plants and animals also suffer? Do you have a consciousness? Or, as Christian ethics teaches, does man really have the right to own the earth [...]

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Ecology

Why we stumble into the population trap

(Published in GralsWelt 43/2007) In 1798 a text on classical economics, which is still frequently quoted today, was published, which has been rejected by most of its readers since its first publication. Do-gooders, moralists, ecologists, economists, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, theologians: almost all of them reject this work with the most varied of arguments. And yet it is mentioned again and again. [...]

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Ecology

The economic aspects of climate change

(Published in GralsWelt 43/2007) On October 30th, a study on global warming was presented in London (2). The study was commissioned by the government under the leadership of the world-famous economist Sir Nicholas Stern (born 1946). He was chief economist at the World Bank from 2000-2003 and is currently an advisor to the UK government. Its alarming and no longer ignorable results [...]

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Ecology

Get out of the loop

(Published in GralsWelt special issue 18/2006) Nature does not produce unusable rubbish. Only we humans unbalance ecological cycles - to our own detriment. The life-sustaining systems of our home planet suffer from serious undesirable developments: Actually, we humans have known for millennia that there are things that grow back and that there are deposits of raw materials that are lost when [...]

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Ecology

How many people can the earth take?

(Published in Grail World 43/2007). A NEW SCIENCE: PHEROLOGY For some years now there has been a new branch of ecology, which has given itself the scientific name of pherology, and is concerned with the carrying capacity of ecosystems. In particular, pherology asks how many people can permanently "carry" our Earth, or individual landscapes of it. Pherologists [...]