Tag: environment

  • What I am worth depends neither on market nor on race

    What I am worth depends neither on market nor on race

    Today, to be worthy you have to…be good-lookinghave a well-paid jobown your own homehave lots of new clotheshave a huge carhave talented childrenknow how to cook trendy dishes with lots of accessorieshave the latest iPhonego to the beauticianwork outhave plastic surgerygo on vacation abroadtake selfiesbe whitehave followerspursue long studieshave perfect teethbe computer literatebe skinnyalways buy…

  • Living with dignity

    Living with dignity

    Far-right ideas are gaining influence around the world. Center and right-wing parties are adopting their ideas. They are attractive because they propose to restore dignity by affirming national identity. Indeed, many areas have been abandoned (public services, healthcare, transport, etc.) in favor of the cities. The people who live there are deemed at fault by…

  • My electronic device is slowing down and my power consumption is increasing

    My electronic device is slowing down and my power consumption is increasing

    No, your devices (phone, tablet, computer) are not less efficient. They just have more work to do and as a result are slower and consume more power. They don’t provide you with any more services. Twenty years ago, you could already watch videos, make calls, look at classified ads and consult the press online. There’s…

  • EU-Mercosur

    EU-Mercosur

    Under the EU-Mercosur agreement, goods circulate freely without controls or taxes. There is a health risk for consumers in Europe. We will be creating production conditions that are deplorable in social, human health, animal welfare and environmental terms. For example, 27% of the pesticides used by Brazilian farmers are banned in Europe. Many companies in…

  • The power of a King’s Speech

    The power of a King’s Speech

    “King Charles III is a constitutional monarch, meaning that he is Head of State. Although his political and executive powers are limited, the Monarch plays a central role in the life of the nation and has a lot of important responsibilities”. (The Role of the Monarch: https://ndla.no/subject:1:9b93cd9e-a45c-428c-a8fb-b4955169efdf/topic:0b7ab7e5-14c7-4118-b81e-c7d27df3aa6d/resource:ad73b390-5142-49e7-ba86-ef25c74d2e28) But what are these responsibilities? What is this…

  • Fashion

    Fashion

    On average, it takes 10,000 litres of water to produce 1 kilo of cotton, or 2,500 to 3,000 litres for a standard T-shirt (250 to 300 grams of cotton). That’s a lot of water consumption for such a small piece of fabric! 4% of the world’s drinking water is used to produce our clothes. The…

  • Stop the all-concrete approach

    Stop the all-concrete approach

    Concrete dominates today’s buildings. And yet it has major shortcomings. It consumes a lot of water and energy, produces a lot of CO2 and lasts only 80 years at best for reinforced concrete. What’s more, it doesn’t provide sufficient protection from the heat, leading to increased use of air conditioning, which in turn exacerbates global…

  • Solar Oven

    Solar Oven

    Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough-CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/19/business/heliogen-solar-energy-bill-gates/index.html Before that:  This climate problem is bigger than cars and much harder to solve – Vox: https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/10/10/20904213/climate-change-steel-cement-industrial-heat-hydrogen-ccs

  • Sun Cream

    Sun Cream

    Sun Cream Différences entre écran solaire minéral et filtre UV chimique – ecocentric: https://www.ecocentric.fr/blog/index/billet/14446_filtres-solaires-nanos   Hawaii approves sunscreen ban in an effort to save coral reefs – TreeHugger: https://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/hawaii-approves-sunscreen-ban-effort-save-coral-reefs.html La crème solaire est-elle vraiment efficace ?: https://youtu.be/LF6qK6j3vco Which sunscreen should you choose? – Mary Poffenroth – Ted ed: https://youtu.be/JX8rv_natkw To check if your sunscreen is…

  • Turn

    Turn

    “Look back and take a picture of the Earth”, Carl Sagan told the Apollo 17 astronauts Who were oriented towards space Photographing distant planets and stars. “Turn back, there’s no need to look to the future!” When, for the first time, Humans cause disasters At the magnitude of natural disasters, You chose not to look…