Tag Archives: environment

Year of Forests

2011 is the International Year of Forests. What does this mean? Are we going to cut fewer trees this year? That would be nice. Are we going to fine companies this year that cut more trees than they replace? Are … Continue reading

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Real Estate – environmental cancer

Wikipedia describes the term ‘real estate’ as follows: “Real estate is a legal term (in some jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, USA and The Bahamas) that encompasses land along with improvements to the land, such as buildings, … Continue reading

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Architectural ignorance

Our natural world is full of architectural marvel and beauty. We could learn a great deal from Mother nature. Instead, we try to reshape cities and living quarters into our morbid views and ideas. One has to go just as … Continue reading

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Landscape amnesia

We suffer from landscape amnesia! We are rapidly forgetting how different the surrounding landscape looked like 50 years ago, because the change from year to year has been so gradual. Therefore most people who are still spending their life in … Continue reading

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The WIIFM syndrome

I’m sure you are familiar with the WIIFM syndrome. What’s In It For Me? In our society people will change only if it benefits them. Not exatcly a smart behaviour of a species with a highly evolved brain. If I … Continue reading

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We must learn our lesson

Historians, sociologists and the curious has researched and still search the reasons today as to why the Mayan civilization has collapsed or disappeared? What happened? Jared Diamond says in his book Collapse that past societies steep decline may begin only … Continue reading

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Forest societies

The forest is not simply an accumulation of trees but is itself a society, a community of trees that mutually influence each other, thus giving rise to a whole series of new phenomena that are not the properties of trees … Continue reading

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