Mit dem Nachtzug unterwegs – eine Reportage

SRF: Mit dem Nachtzug unterwegs – eine Reportage The night train future: e.g. David Loher (around minute 20 in the report), about to establish night trains between the major European capitals, in the long run including e.g. Copenhagen and Amsterdam; with the first three by end of 2019: Bern-Basel-Berlin-Warsaw. Bern-Stuttgart-Leipzig-Dresden. Bern-Stuttgart-Neumünster. Night trains back in […]

Martenstein über eine Reise im Billigflieger – Die Expansion von RyanAir

Der Zeit-Kolumnist Harald Martenstein beschreibt diese Woche sehr lebendig den Komfort eines Billigfluges. Bei der Zeit leider hinter einem Paywall, aber beim Autor auf Facebook zu finden: Harald Martenstein: Über eine Reise im Billigflieger Ich zitiere ein paar der schönsten Absätze: Jetzt bin ich zum ersten Mal mit Ryanair geflogen (..) Wir wurden von Uniformierten […]

The Green Lie (Movie Recommendation)

This week I suggest you go to the cinema. The Green Lie Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainably produced food products, fair production processes: Hurray! If everything the corporations tell us is true, we can save the world through our purchasing decisions alone! A popular and dangerous lie. In his new documentary film, Werner Boote shows […]

Mark Lynas: „Anti-science and post-truth: climate change, GMOs and nuclear power“

Today I heard a very interesting talk (Skeptics in the Pub Vienna) in which Mark Lynas explained how he turned from a radical GMO-opponent into a GMO supporter. Abstract: Science has become a political football in the age of so-called post-truth. While conservatives, especially in the US, deny the scientific reality of climate change, left-wingers […]

Jeffrey D. Sachs: The Age of Sustainable Development

Jeffrey David Sachs is an American economist (..) known as one of the world’s leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty. (..) he serves as special adviser to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 global goals adopted at a UN summit […]

By night train from Vienna to Rome: a gallery.

Planning a trip to Italy? Consider taking the ÖBB Nightjet from Munich and Vienna to Venice, Verona, Livorno, Milano or Rome. Or take the Thello/Trenitalia/SNCF from Paris to Milano. Or a ferry from Spain or the Balkans. Als ein wichtiges Instrument für mehr Klimaschutz gilt auch der Abbau von umweltschädlichen Subventionen. In Deutschland werden nach […]

Putting quantities in relation: new wind farm vs. air traffic

Here’s a little picture to put some numbers in context: Near Denmark, one of the world’s biggest windparks was opened recently. This windpark is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 700 000 tonnes a year, by providing electricity. On the other hand, take a look at the carbon emissions due to air traffic of […]