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Climate Change And Viruses: Do Threats Converge?
The COVID-19 pandemic has managed to do something that years and years of dire warnings about potentially disastrous climate change consequences failed to do: change our society in a drastically life-altering and, by the looks of it, indefinite manner. We are in it for the long run, that is the message that is continuously put out by government leaders all around the world. COVID-19 Wants To Slow Us Down This is the message that should have been conveyed for global warming. The world should have cut back on its industry, transport and emissions in order to prevent the drastic temperature increase and corresponding rise in sea levels. Instead, it is a flu-like virus that has done the trick. Then again, the virus might have been, in a way, the world’s way of slowing us down. If we are not going to do it ourselves, nature will do it for us - or that is a thought that seems to be going around. Fact is that the virus has led to a rather drastic drop in pollution all around the world. Cleaner air, cleaner water and thriving ecosystems have been a surprising side-effect of this disastrous disease. Satellite images have shown a dramatic decline in pollution levels over China, which is 'at least partly' due to an economic slowdown prompted by the coronavirus, US space agency Nasa says. People seem to realise that there is another way of living, one that does not put as much of a strain on the world and our scarce resources. And perhaps, just perhaps, they might be urged to change their lives even more so once they realise that there might be another catch: in the future, climate change might be leading to the emergence and intensifying of viruses much like SARS-CoV-2. Recommended:  Coronavirus: Symptoms Flu And Climate Change Climate Change And Viruses Emerging The link between viruses emerging and climate has been long established. Already back in the times of the Roman Empire, hot and dry summer weather would prompt aristocrats to move to cooler places, often at higher altitudes, to avoid falling ill. Social distancing in its original form. With temperatures around the world slated to increase by up to 1.5 degrees Celsius before 2050, we are sure in for a disease-ridden treat. According to the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Diseases, it must be recognised that any changes in average temperatures, humidity levels, vegetation quality, and the inherent changes in ecosystems will lead to behavioural changes in arthropods. And as luck has it, arthropods - including insects - are very good at transmitting diseases. Arthropods have a lot of legs. It’s easy to want to kill them when you find them in your house because they look creepy Recommended:  Virus, Bacteria, Fungi: Tiny Organisms Will Save Us Globally Climate Change: Air Pollution And Illness Susceptibility It is not just the diseases themselves being transmitted more efficiently. We, as humans, will become more susceptible to it as well - as things such as pollution and bad air quality are really bad for us. Our respiratory tracts are impacted and make us more vulnerable to diseases such as COVID-19 and its extended family of brothers and sisters. During any outbreak of infectious respiratory diseases, it has been found that areas with high levels of air pollution would see many more disease-related deaths. Living in an area with bad air quality could potentially even double your odds of dying.   Residents of Chelyabinsk are expressing worry over industrial pollution after heavy smog covered the city for weeks Recommended:  Lockdown Caused By The Coronavirus: A Relieve For Our Planet World Health Organisation Research The World Health Organisation has seen those numbers as well, and are now investigating the effect of climate change on current and future disease emergences. A recently released report identified four ways in which climate change could potentially influence the spread of viral diseases. {youtube}                  What's the correlation between cold temperatures and viruses? A WakeMed specialist explains First, there’s insects. Research has shown that up to 30 percent of all diseases that emerged in the past decade were transmitted by critters such as mosquitoes, flies, birds, fleas and lice. As explained before, climate change will disrupt their habitats, causing them to change their life cycles and areas of influence. Ticks, for instance, are rapidly expanding into new areas, resulting in a soaring number of Lyme diseases and related illnesses.   Recommended:  Climate Change: Ticks And Oak Processionary Caterpillars Then, there is the risk that more diseases will be transmitted from animals to humans, as we destroy their precious habitats, raze their forests and impact the natural environment in other ways. As we degrade the animals’ habitats, more viruses will be bred that can infect us as well. Estimates are that up to 75% of all new diseases that emerged in recent decades were in fact animal-borne. This definitely seems to hold up for COVID-19, with most experts agreeing that it originated at a so-called wet market in China, where all kinds of live animals - including pangolins, bats and crocodiles - were sold.   And with the world heading towards the 1.5 degrees Celsius increase in temperatures, it is only a matter of time before the next virus jumps from animal to man. We best let this be a wake up call and use it to change our ways for good. Before you go! Recommended:  Delay Climate Change With Submarines Which Produce Icebergs Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about the climate? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
The COVID-19 pandemic has managed to do something that years and years of dire warnings about potentially disastrous climate change consequences failed to do: change our society in a drastically life-altering and, by the looks of it, indefinite manner. We are in it for the long run, that is the message that is continuously put out by government leaders all around the world. COVID-19 Wants To Slow Us Down This is the message that should have been conveyed for global warming. The world should have cut back on its industry, transport and emissions in order to prevent the drastic temperature increase and corresponding rise in sea levels. Instead, it is a flu-like virus that has done the trick. Then again, the virus might have been, in a way, the world’s way of slowing us down. If we are not going to do it ourselves, nature will do it for us - or that is a thought that seems to be going around. Fact is that the virus has led to a rather drastic drop in pollution all around the world. Cleaner air, cleaner water and thriving ecosystems have been a surprising side-effect of this disastrous disease. Satellite images have shown a dramatic decline in pollution levels over China, which is 'at least partly' due to an economic slowdown prompted by the coronavirus, US space agency Nasa says. People seem to realise that there is another way of living, one that does not put as much of a strain on the world and our scarce resources. And perhaps, just perhaps, they might be urged to change their lives even more so once they realise that there might be another catch: in the future, climate change might be leading to the emergence and intensifying of viruses much like SARS-CoV-2. Recommended:  Coronavirus: Symptoms Flu And Climate Change Climate Change And Viruses Emerging The link between viruses emerging and climate has been long established. Already back in the times of the Roman Empire, hot and dry summer weather would prompt aristocrats to move to cooler places, often at higher altitudes, to avoid falling ill. Social distancing in its original form. With temperatures around the world slated to increase by up to 1.5 degrees Celsius before 2050, we are sure in for a disease-ridden treat. According to the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Diseases, it must be recognised that any changes in average temperatures, humidity levels, vegetation quality, and the inherent changes in ecosystems will lead to behavioural changes in arthropods. And as luck has it, arthropods - including insects - are very good at transmitting diseases. Arthropods have a lot of legs. It’s easy to want to kill them when you find them in your house because they look creepy Recommended:  Virus, Bacteria, Fungi: Tiny Organisms Will Save Us Globally Climate Change: Air Pollution And Illness Susceptibility It is not just the diseases themselves being transmitted more efficiently. We, as humans, will become more susceptible to it as well - as things such as pollution and bad air quality are really bad for us. Our respiratory tracts are impacted and make us more vulnerable to diseases such as COVID-19 and its extended family of brothers and sisters. During any outbreak of infectious respiratory diseases, it has been found that areas with high levels of air pollution would see many more disease-related deaths. Living in an area with bad air quality could potentially even double your odds of dying.   Residents of Chelyabinsk are expressing worry over industrial pollution after heavy smog covered the city for weeks Recommended:  Lockdown Caused By The Coronavirus: A Relieve For Our Planet World Health Organisation Research The World Health Organisation has seen those numbers as well, and are now investigating the effect of climate change on current and future disease emergences. A recently released report identified four ways in which climate change could potentially influence the spread of viral diseases. {youtube}                  What's the correlation between cold temperatures and viruses? A WakeMed specialist explains First, there’s insects. Research has shown that up to 30 percent of all diseases that emerged in the past decade were transmitted by critters such as mosquitoes, flies, birds, fleas and lice. As explained before, climate change will disrupt their habitats, causing them to change their life cycles and areas of influence. Ticks, for instance, are rapidly expanding into new areas, resulting in a soaring number of Lyme diseases and related illnesses.   Recommended:  Climate Change: Ticks And Oak Processionary Caterpillars Then, there is the risk that more diseases will be transmitted from animals to humans, as we destroy their precious habitats, raze their forests and impact the natural environment in other ways. As we degrade the animals’ habitats, more viruses will be bred that can infect us as well. Estimates are that up to 75% of all new diseases that emerged in recent decades were in fact animal-borne. This definitely seems to hold up for COVID-19, with most experts agreeing that it originated at a so-called wet market in China, where all kinds of live animals - including pangolins, bats and crocodiles - were sold.   And with the world heading towards the 1.5 degrees Celsius increase in temperatures, it is only a matter of time before the next virus jumps from animal to man. We best let this be a wake up call and use it to change our ways for good. Before you go! Recommended:  Delay Climate Change With Submarines Which Produce Icebergs Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about the climate? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Climate Change And Viruses: Do Threats Converge?
Climate Change And Viruses: Do Threats Converge?
Our Focus On CO2 Alone: Other Climate Culprits
At times, the current climate change debate seems like a game of Clue. It is all about the who-dunnit, where did the murder take place, and what is the murder weapon. With the unfortunate top suspect for the latter being carbon dioxide. We are all too happy to focus on this murder weapon and move on to blaming the culprits who utilised this weapon to the ultimate demise of the victim - which would, in our case, be the climate.   Why Our Focus On CO2 Alone: Breaking The Link Between Global Warming And CO2 Yet there are other weapons. In Clue, one should figure out the murder weapon by eliminating the other options one by one. Eventually, the candlestick might have been used to kill Mr Boddy in the library - but the others cannot be discounted instantly. If this popular board game teaches us to carefully consider all possible culprits and their weapons, why do we refuse to do so in real life? In particular, when it comes to one of the greatest threats facing our existence - being climate change? Deforestation, environmental destruction, oil winning influences weather paterns and at the end our climate Too many people instantly link global warming to CO2 emissions. And no, it definitely is not wrong to instantly draw this connection. There are just many more parameters that are determinant of our climate than CO2 emissions alone. Treating one isolated symptom when faced with a gravely ill person might lead to some improvement initially, but will not prove to be the cure in the long run. Recommended:  Global Cooling Or Warming: CO2 Matters Because It Doesn’t Only by cutting corners and fostering a climate of shortsightedness can we infer that global warming can be stopped by ‘simply’ reducing our carbon footprint, something that has already been proven far from an easy feat. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of elements that, in one way or another, affect our climate system to a larger or lesser extent. Similarly, there are dozens of ways in which CO2 plays a role in this, with the majority not directly under our control. Other Climate Culprits: The Role Our Oceans Play In Warming The Planet Oceans are a major component of the climate system. Their patterns and currents have a huge impact on both our short-term weather and the long-term climate. Some of the world’s most remarkable weather events stem from El Nińo and La Niña, complex weather patterns resulting from variations in the ocean’s temperature. Even a single point’s increase could act as the metaphorical butterfly flapping its wings, causing a tornado on the other side of the world. {youtube}                                                                            How do ocean currents work   Of course, we should not be surprised that oceans are so important to our climate - after all, they cover 71% of the earth’s surface. On top of that, they perform some pretty important functions. They are capable of storing excess carbon dioxide and generating oxygen - two prerequisites for guaranteeing (continued) life on earth. So let’s take a closer look at both functions. Recommended:  Climate Change Stop, Store CO2, Add Phytoplankton By Whales? Humanity using our oceans as garbage bin! Loss Of A Major Heat And Carbon Sink Firstly, the oceans serve as a major heat and carbon sink, absorbing huge amounts of sunlight and carbon dioxide. Ever since our carbon dioxide emissions took off, roughly around the start of the Industrial Revolution, the oceans have used her waters, animals, and habitats to absorb quite a large share of those man-created CO2 emissions. Recommended:  Breaking: Did You Know, All You Read About CO2 Rise Is Half The Truth Unfortunately, we have by now exceeded the storage capabilities that were available to us. This means that the chemistry of the oceans is rapidly changing, with the waters becoming more acidic. This has a dire impact on everything and everyone: we have found ourselves facing air and water temperature warming, coastal erosion, dead zones, new marine diseases, loss of animal diversity, increased rain or severe droughts, fishery declines, coral bleaching, and, of course, the rising sea levels.   In turn, each of those events will continue to play their part in further degrading the oceans and, in effect, our climate.   World’s Oceans Losing Oxygen At Unprecedented Rate Another important function of the oceans is to provide oxygen to those living in and around it. Without oxygen, life would not be possible - making it extra hard to swallow that recent reports have claimed that the oceans are losing their oxygen at an unprecedented rate. With once again the rising temperatures to blame, oxygen is driven away from the ocean which, in effect, threatens the life of fish, plants, and marine animals.   Recommended:  Oceans Die, We Die: Oceans Life Last Warning To Us! It has already lead to the rapid expansion of so-called hypoxic or “dead” zones, areas that are completely deprived of oxygen and therefore unable to sustain any form of life. These have indeed ‘died’, having left nothing but lifelessness. Back in the 1960s, there were 45 of such sites, a number that has skyrocketed to an incredible 700 known today - some of which cover thousands of square miles. Eventually, the further expansion of those hypoxic zones could lead to mass extinction for many sea creatures, if not for loss of their own habitat, then for loss of that of their prey. Our Focus On CO2: What About The American Dust Bowl And European Heat Waves Two great examples of the role other elements play in climate change: the American Dust Bowl in the 1930s and the European Heat Wave in the 1970s. During the Dust Bowl, the prairies of America and Canada were greatly damaged by severe dust storms. A severe drought teamed up with a failure to apply drylands farming methods. This caused the upper layers to get loose and thus be swept away by the wind. No CO2 influence here, but definitely extreme weather events. Heatwave, France The unrelenting heatwaves of the past few summers have often drawn comparisons with the heatwave of 1976, that swept across the British Isles and western Europe. It was one of the driest, sunniest and warmest summers ever recorded - at a time where CO2 emissions were certainly not yet at their prime.   At the risk of sounding precocious, this just goes to say that there are ways in which climate has her way without CO2 playing a part. Man-emitted CO2 is surely the largest contributor to global warming as we know it today, but definitely not the only one. Hence, it does not hurt to look beyond it every once in a while, and see what else we can do but controlling our CO2 levels. Before you go! Recommended:  Delay Climate Change With Submarines Which Produce Icebergs Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about the climate? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
At times, the current climate change debate seems like a game of Clue. It is all about the who-dunnit, where did the murder take place, and what is the murder weapon. With the unfortunate top suspect for the latter being carbon dioxide. We are all too happy to focus on this murder weapon and move on to blaming the culprits who utilised this weapon to the ultimate demise of the victim - which would, in our case, be the climate.   Why Our Focus On CO2 Alone: Breaking The Link Between Global Warming And CO2 Yet there are other weapons. In Clue, one should figure out the murder weapon by eliminating the other options one by one. Eventually, the candlestick might have been used to kill Mr Boddy in the library - but the others cannot be discounted instantly. If this popular board game teaches us to carefully consider all possible culprits and their weapons, why do we refuse to do so in real life? In particular, when it comes to one of the greatest threats facing our existence - being climate change? Deforestation, environmental destruction, oil winning influences weather paterns and at the end our climate Too many people instantly link global warming to CO2 emissions. And no, it definitely is not wrong to instantly draw this connection. There are just many more parameters that are determinant of our climate than CO2 emissions alone. Treating one isolated symptom when faced with a gravely ill person might lead to some improvement initially, but will not prove to be the cure in the long run. Recommended:  Global Cooling Or Warming: CO2 Matters Because It Doesn’t Only by cutting corners and fostering a climate of shortsightedness can we infer that global warming can be stopped by ‘simply’ reducing our carbon footprint, something that has already been proven far from an easy feat. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of elements that, in one way or another, affect our climate system to a larger or lesser extent. Similarly, there are dozens of ways in which CO2 plays a role in this, with the majority not directly under our control. Other Climate Culprits: The Role Our Oceans Play In Warming The Planet Oceans are a major component of the climate system. Their patterns and currents have a huge impact on both our short-term weather and the long-term climate. Some of the world’s most remarkable weather events stem from El Nińo and La Niña, complex weather patterns resulting from variations in the ocean’s temperature. Even a single point’s increase could act as the metaphorical butterfly flapping its wings, causing a tornado on the other side of the world. {youtube}                                                                            How do ocean currents work   Of course, we should not be surprised that oceans are so important to our climate - after all, they cover 71% of the earth’s surface. On top of that, they perform some pretty important functions. They are capable of storing excess carbon dioxide and generating oxygen - two prerequisites for guaranteeing (continued) life on earth. So let’s take a closer look at both functions. Recommended:  Climate Change Stop, Store CO2, Add Phytoplankton By Whales? Humanity using our oceans as garbage bin! Loss Of A Major Heat And Carbon Sink Firstly, the oceans serve as a major heat and carbon sink, absorbing huge amounts of sunlight and carbon dioxide. Ever since our carbon dioxide emissions took off, roughly around the start of the Industrial Revolution, the oceans have used her waters, animals, and habitats to absorb quite a large share of those man-created CO2 emissions. Recommended:  Breaking: Did You Know, All You Read About CO2 Rise Is Half The Truth Unfortunately, we have by now exceeded the storage capabilities that were available to us. This means that the chemistry of the oceans is rapidly changing, with the waters becoming more acidic. This has a dire impact on everything and everyone: we have found ourselves facing air and water temperature warming, coastal erosion, dead zones, new marine diseases, loss of animal diversity, increased rain or severe droughts, fishery declines, coral bleaching, and, of course, the rising sea levels.   In turn, each of those events will continue to play their part in further degrading the oceans and, in effect, our climate.   World’s Oceans Losing Oxygen At Unprecedented Rate Another important function of the oceans is to provide oxygen to those living in and around it. Without oxygen, life would not be possible - making it extra hard to swallow that recent reports have claimed that the oceans are losing their oxygen at an unprecedented rate. With once again the rising temperatures to blame, oxygen is driven away from the ocean which, in effect, threatens the life of fish, plants, and marine animals.   Recommended:  Oceans Die, We Die: Oceans Life Last Warning To Us! It has already lead to the rapid expansion of so-called hypoxic or “dead” zones, areas that are completely deprived of oxygen and therefore unable to sustain any form of life. These have indeed ‘died’, having left nothing but lifelessness. Back in the 1960s, there were 45 of such sites, a number that has skyrocketed to an incredible 700 known today - some of which cover thousands of square miles. Eventually, the further expansion of those hypoxic zones could lead to mass extinction for many sea creatures, if not for loss of their own habitat, then for loss of that of their prey. Our Focus On CO2: What About The American Dust Bowl And European Heat Waves Two great examples of the role other elements play in climate change: the American Dust Bowl in the 1930s and the European Heat Wave in the 1970s. During the Dust Bowl, the prairies of America and Canada were greatly damaged by severe dust storms. A severe drought teamed up with a failure to apply drylands farming methods. This caused the upper layers to get loose and thus be swept away by the wind. No CO2 influence here, but definitely extreme weather events. Heatwave, France The unrelenting heatwaves of the past few summers have often drawn comparisons with the heatwave of 1976, that swept across the British Isles and western Europe. It was one of the driest, sunniest and warmest summers ever recorded - at a time where CO2 emissions were certainly not yet at their prime.   At the risk of sounding precocious, this just goes to say that there are ways in which climate has her way without CO2 playing a part. Man-emitted CO2 is surely the largest contributor to global warming as we know it today, but definitely not the only one. Hence, it does not hurt to look beyond it every once in a while, and see what else we can do but controlling our CO2 levels. Before you go! Recommended:  Delay Climate Change With Submarines Which Produce Icebergs Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about the climate? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Our Focus On CO2 Alone: Other Climate Culprits
Our Focus On CO2 Alone: Other Climate Culprits
Algae Canopy Miracle: Better Than A Forest?
An urban canopy created with algae has got people talking about the link between technology and environment. The bio-digital structure pumps a fluid with microalgae around a transparent shelter, which in turn produces shade, energy in the form of biomass, and an impressive amount of oxygen amounting to the equivalent of four hectares of woodland. Algae Canopy Miracle When it comes to photosynthesis, microalgae organisms are ten times more efficient than large trees and grass. Buildings and architectural surfaces are efficient spaces to utilize this technology. The Biolamp Design, created by Hungarian designer Peter Horvath, is a sleek chamber that contains water and algae. The Urban Algae Canopy was presented as a prototype at this year’s Expo Milano. The project was presented by London-based ecoLogicStudio as part of the Future The Future Food District project is a 7,000 square metre thematic pavilion that explores the relationship between digital technology and our interactions with food. The Urban Algae Canopy was presented as a prototype at this year’s Expo Milano. The project was presented by London-based ecoLogicStudio as part of The Future Food District project. Recommended:  Energy Miracle Algae. 10.000 Barrels A Day, Less CO2: 2025 The project, which is a culmination of six years’ worth of research, consists of three layers. A custom designed cladding system uses ETFC, fluorine-based plastic that has high corrosion resistance and consistent strength over a wide temperature range. The bio-digital structure pumps a fluid with microalgae around a transparent shelter, which in turn produces shade, energy in the form of biomass, and an impressive amount of oxygen.  What exactly is algae? Algae are a group of oxygenic, phototrophic, eukaryotic microorganisms. Algae have a nucleus, exist as microscopic cells, and generate oxygen through photosynthesis. At any given time the transparency, colour and shading potential of the canopy will be the direct result of the interrelationships between climate, the algae and visitors. For example, when the sun shines intensively, the algae will photosynthesize and grow, which in turn will reduce the transparency of the canopy and provide shade. Is algae bacteria or plant? Algae are photosynthetic creatures. They are neither plant, animal or fungi. Many algae are single celled, however some species are multicellular.   For ecoLogicStudio the prototype is a step towards something much larger. There is hope for the use of these in current and future buildings, and a larger vision for a strengthened relationship between organic and high-tech systems. “Integrating organic and artificial systems opens up sustainable possibilities for everything from temperature control to power generation methods using advantages of both natural and digital parts. For now, the canopy will remain a prototype and proof of a working concept that allows for experimentation. {youtube}                             EcoLogicStudio transforms cladding system into a bioreactor with Urban Algae Canopy                                                 Algae Canopy Miracle Works Better Than A Forrest: How? When the sun shines intensively, the algae will photosynthesize and grow, which in turn will reduce the transparency of the canopy and provide shade. It seems algae are already being used in other environmentally-friendly projects as well. The Biolamp Design, created by Hungarian designer Peter Horvath, is a sleek chamber that contains water and algae. Is Algae good or bad for humans? No, not all algal blooms are harmful.  Less than one percent of algal blooms actually produce toxins. Harmful algal blooms are blooms of species of algae that can have negative impacts on humans, marine and freshwater environments, and coastal economies. According to Gajitz, the algae eats the CO2 from the environment, which gets sucked into the chamber by a pump. Once the algae becomes saturated with CO2, it becomes biomass, which is then pushed underground to a filler station. So the lamp not only reduces urban smog, but could in turn use the biomass to power eco-friendly, biomass-fuelled cars. These new designs showcase the need to end the segregation between technology and nature, and instead explore the positive relationships between the two. Do algal blooms produce oxygen? Algae blooms in natural water bodies or fish ponds normally produce much more oxygen in the daylight than they consume during the night, but some situations reduce the amount of oxygen a bloom produces without reducing its nighttime oxygen consumption. There is hope for the use of algae canopies in current and future buildings. It’s part of a larger vision for a strengthened relationship between organic and high-tech systems. Integrating organic and artificial systems opens up sustainable possibilities for everything from temperature control to power generation methods using advantages of both natural and digital parts. Before you go! Recommended:  Algae Makes Protein From Manure: Nitrogen Problem Solved Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about Energy Production With The Use Of Algae? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
An urban canopy created with algae has got people talking about the link between technology and environment. The bio-digital structure pumps a fluid with microalgae around a transparent shelter, which in turn produces shade, energy in the form of biomass, and an impressive amount of oxygen amounting to the equivalent of four hectares of woodland. Algae Canopy Miracle When it comes to photosynthesis, microalgae organisms are ten times more efficient than large trees and grass. Buildings and architectural surfaces are efficient spaces to utilize this technology. The Biolamp Design, created by Hungarian designer Peter Horvath, is a sleek chamber that contains water and algae. The Urban Algae Canopy was presented as a prototype at this year’s Expo Milano. The project was presented by London-based ecoLogicStudio as part of the Future The Future Food District project is a 7,000 square metre thematic pavilion that explores the relationship between digital technology and our interactions with food. The Urban Algae Canopy was presented as a prototype at this year’s Expo Milano. The project was presented by London-based ecoLogicStudio as part of The Future Food District project. Recommended:  Energy Miracle Algae. 10.000 Barrels A Day, Less CO2: 2025 The project, which is a culmination of six years’ worth of research, consists of three layers. A custom designed cladding system uses ETFC, fluorine-based plastic that has high corrosion resistance and consistent strength over a wide temperature range. The bio-digital structure pumps a fluid with microalgae around a transparent shelter, which in turn produces shade, energy in the form of biomass, and an impressive amount of oxygen.  What exactly is algae? Algae are a group of oxygenic, phototrophic, eukaryotic microorganisms. Algae have a nucleus, exist as microscopic cells, and generate oxygen through photosynthesis. At any given time the transparency, colour and shading potential of the canopy will be the direct result of the interrelationships between climate, the algae and visitors. For example, when the sun shines intensively, the algae will photosynthesize and grow, which in turn will reduce the transparency of the canopy and provide shade. Is algae bacteria or plant? Algae are photosynthetic creatures. They are neither plant, animal or fungi. Many algae are single celled, however some species are multicellular.   For ecoLogicStudio the prototype is a step towards something much larger. There is hope for the use of these in current and future buildings, and a larger vision for a strengthened relationship between organic and high-tech systems. “Integrating organic and artificial systems opens up sustainable possibilities for everything from temperature control to power generation methods using advantages of both natural and digital parts. For now, the canopy will remain a prototype and proof of a working concept that allows for experimentation. {youtube}                             EcoLogicStudio transforms cladding system into a bioreactor with Urban Algae Canopy                                                 Algae Canopy Miracle Works Better Than A Forrest: How? When the sun shines intensively, the algae will photosynthesize and grow, which in turn will reduce the transparency of the canopy and provide shade. It seems algae are already being used in other environmentally-friendly projects as well. The Biolamp Design, created by Hungarian designer Peter Horvath, is a sleek chamber that contains water and algae. Is Algae good or bad for humans? No, not all algal blooms are harmful.  Less than one percent of algal blooms actually produce toxins. Harmful algal blooms are blooms of species of algae that can have negative impacts on humans, marine and freshwater environments, and coastal economies. According to Gajitz, the algae eats the CO2 from the environment, which gets sucked into the chamber by a pump. Once the algae becomes saturated with CO2, it becomes biomass, which is then pushed underground to a filler station. So the lamp not only reduces urban smog, but could in turn use the biomass to power eco-friendly, biomass-fuelled cars. These new designs showcase the need to end the segregation between technology and nature, and instead explore the positive relationships between the two. Do algal blooms produce oxygen? Algae blooms in natural water bodies or fish ponds normally produce much more oxygen in the daylight than they consume during the night, but some situations reduce the amount of oxygen a bloom produces without reducing its nighttime oxygen consumption. There is hope for the use of algae canopies in current and future buildings. It’s part of a larger vision for a strengthened relationship between organic and high-tech systems. Integrating organic and artificial systems opens up sustainable possibilities for everything from temperature control to power generation methods using advantages of both natural and digital parts. Before you go! Recommended:  Algae Makes Protein From Manure: Nitrogen Problem Solved Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about Energy Production With The Use Of Algae? 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Algae Canopy Miracle: Better Than A Forest?
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Climate Change Pictures: Weird Global Anomalies
Earth’s climate systems are extraordinarily complex, producing every moment of the day weather, strangest weather and climate conditions of all varieties. Predicting the weather even a few days into the future remains an imperfect science riddled with challenges only made larger by climate change.  Climate Strangest Weather Some of these unusual weather events appear to be occurring with greater frequency as shifts in the Earth’s climate continue to accelerate. Last year - 2019 - was the second hottest recorded year on earth. Below You Can Find 37 Examples Of The Strangest Weather Events Incl. Video: 1. Lenticular Clouds Lenticular Clouds have a round disc shape that has actually meant they have been the explanation for some UFO sightings. The stationary clouds normally form in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. 2. Record-high temperatures No one would classify a heat wave as a rare weather phenomenon. In the context of meteorological records, however, the high temperatures documented in the past decade are among the most unusual climate events in recorded human history. Last year 2019 and 2018 were the second and fourth hottest years ever recorded on Earth. The 20 warmest years globally all occurred in the last 22 years. Recommended:  Bushfires Australia Generate Their Own Weather In the video below: Fire Devil, Fog Tsunami, Water Spout, Morning Glory clouds, Penienties, Ice Tsunami, Lenticular clouds, sand storm, red Rainbow   {youtube}                                                          20 Strangest Weather Phenomena - That Actually Exist   3. Gustnadoes Gustnadoes are not a type of tornado. NOAA classifies the weather phenomenon as 'thunderstorm wind events'. Unlike tornadoes, the root of a gustnado is not connected to the base of a cloud, rather the vortex rises from the ground. 4. Asperitas clouds Scientists named asperitas clouds after the latin word 'aspero', which means aggravate, enrage, and roughen and was used during the classical era to describe stormy seas. NOAA considers these clouds 'other cloud phenomenon', characterized by long rippling waves through the base of the cloud. Recommended:  Climate Change: Hurricane Season With Big And Wet Storms 5. Microbursts A microburst is a small version of a downburst, which is a column of sinking air with high-speed winds associated with thunderstorms. Similar to a tornado, microbursts can cause significant damage to buildings and landscapes and are also a threat to aircraft. Microbursts are less than 2.5 miles in scale, and extreme ones can produce wind speeds up to 150 mph. They can be either wet, dry, or a hybrid of the two. 6. Brinicle First discovered in the 1960's a brinicle forms below sea ice when a flow of very cold saline water meets an area of ocean water forming the equivalent of an underwater icicle. Recommended: Breaking: Did You Know, All You Read About CO2 Rise Is Half The Truth 7. Hail glaciers Hail glaciers are large accumulations of hail that can stay frozen for some time. In 2004, in Clayton, New Mexico, 15 foot deep ice “glaciers” formed along riverbanks following a summer hail storm. The ice remained for nearly a month. Such hail glaciers have been documented on a few other occasions in locations in the American Southwest, including Dalhart and Amarillo, Texas, and most recently in the Mexican city of Guadalajara in June of 2019. Recommended:  Delay Climate Change With Submarines Which Produce Icebergs 8. Derechos A derecho is a rare type of severe thunderstorm event. It is a long-lived, wide wind storm with showers or thunderstorms that typically moves in a straight line. A derecho often creates striking visual formations as ominous shelf clouds approach. By definition, derechos must include winds of at least 58 mph along most of their length and produce a swath of wind damage that is at least 240 miles long. 9. Mammatus clouds Mammatus clouds occur when a large base cloud develops a series of smaller, round protuberances on the underside. While they can occur in different types of clouds, they are most often seen on cumulonimbus clouds  towering cloud formations with flat bases. They occur when ice crystals fall out of the cloud and turn to water vapor, cooling the air around them, creating the sunken pockets indicative of mammatus formations. 10. Frost Flowers These frost flowers in the Arctic ocean form from imperfections on the surface of the ice in sub-zero temperatures, normally around the -20C mark. The spikes have been found to contain microorganisms making them temporary miniature ecosystems similar to coral reef. 11. Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds Resembling a series of rolling ocean waves, Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds often form when two adjacent layers of atmospheric air are moving at different speeds. Their presence may indicate atmospheric instability and turbulence for aircraft. They may also have been the inspiration behind Van Gogh’s famous painting Starry Night. Recommended:  Solar Geo-Engineering As The Ultimate Answer To Climate Change 12. St. Elmo’s fire Most often occurring during thunderstorms at sea, St. Elmo’s Fire is a burst of plasma, or ionized air that glows blue and can cause tall structures such as ships masts or church steeples to appear to be on fire. It occurs when an imbalance in electrical charge causes molecules to rip apart. 13. Thundersleet Thundersleet happens when a thunderstorm occurs simultaneously with a sleet storm. Like thundersnow, this phenomenon is extremely rare and occurs when the friction created by strong up and downdrafts causes charged particles to collide within a cloud. 14. Fallstreak holes These picturesque elliptical holes that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds are caused by tiny water droplets within the cloud that are colder than freezing but have yet to turn to ice. Once a triggering event such as a plane flying through the clouds causes the supercooled droplets to start freezing, they rapidly crystalize and fall, leaving a hole in the cloud layer. 15.  Twin tornadoes With about 1,200 occurrences every year, tornadoes are relatively common weather events in the United States. While it is also normal for clusters of tornadoes to form at a time, multiple smaller vortexes almost always combine or orbit a single parent tornado. For more than one tornado of a sizable magnitude to coexist, conditions have to be unusually balanced. This dangerous and rare phenomena occurs on average once every 10 to 15 years. Recommended:  Rescue Globally: Human Blood Can Help Prevent Climate Change 16. Nacreous clouds Rare but made more common by climate change, nacreous or noctilucent clouds form from ice crystals and methane at high altitudes. Nick-named “mother of pearl” clouds, they appear in temperatures of approximately negative 110 F. The ice crystals refract light, producing a glimmery, iridescent look. According to NOAA, it is likely that these weather phenomena did not exist before 1885. 17.  Tubular clouds Tubular clouds, a type of arcus cloud also known as roll cloud, form low and horizontally in the sky. They tend to form along the edges or in the downdrafts of thunderstorms. While relatively rare and ominous-looking, these clouds are not usually a sign of dangerous weather. Before you go! 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Earth’s climate systems are extraordinarily complex, producing every moment of the day weather, strangest weather and climate conditions of all varieties. Predicting the weather even a few days into the future remains an imperfect science riddled with challenges only made larger by climate change.  Climate Strangest Weather Some of these unusual weather events appear to be occurring with greater frequency as shifts in the Earth’s climate continue to accelerate. Last year - 2019 - was the second hottest recorded year on earth. Below You Can Find 37 Examples Of The Strangest Weather Events Incl. Video: 1. Lenticular Clouds Lenticular Clouds have a round disc shape that has actually meant they have been the explanation for some UFO sightings. The stationary clouds normally form in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. 2. Record-high temperatures No one would classify a heat wave as a rare weather phenomenon. In the context of meteorological records, however, the high temperatures documented in the past decade are among the most unusual climate events in recorded human history. Last year 2019 and 2018 were the second and fourth hottest years ever recorded on Earth. The 20 warmest years globally all occurred in the last 22 years. Recommended:  Bushfires Australia Generate Their Own Weather In the video below: Fire Devil, Fog Tsunami, Water Spout, Morning Glory clouds, Penienties, Ice Tsunami, Lenticular clouds, sand storm, red Rainbow   {youtube}                                                          20 Strangest Weather Phenomena - That Actually Exist   3. Gustnadoes Gustnadoes are not a type of tornado. NOAA classifies the weather phenomenon as 'thunderstorm wind events'. Unlike tornadoes, the root of a gustnado is not connected to the base of a cloud, rather the vortex rises from the ground. 4. Asperitas clouds Scientists named asperitas clouds after the latin word 'aspero', which means aggravate, enrage, and roughen and was used during the classical era to describe stormy seas. NOAA considers these clouds 'other cloud phenomenon', characterized by long rippling waves through the base of the cloud. Recommended:  Climate Change: Hurricane Season With Big And Wet Storms 5. Microbursts A microburst is a small version of a downburst, which is a column of sinking air with high-speed winds associated with thunderstorms. Similar to a tornado, microbursts can cause significant damage to buildings and landscapes and are also a threat to aircraft. Microbursts are less than 2.5 miles in scale, and extreme ones can produce wind speeds up to 150 mph. They can be either wet, dry, or a hybrid of the two. 6. Brinicle First discovered in the 1960's a brinicle forms below sea ice when a flow of very cold saline water meets an area of ocean water forming the equivalent of an underwater icicle. Recommended: Breaking: Did You Know, All You Read About CO2 Rise Is Half The Truth 7. Hail glaciers Hail glaciers are large accumulations of hail that can stay frozen for some time. In 2004, in Clayton, New Mexico, 15 foot deep ice “glaciers” formed along riverbanks following a summer hail storm. The ice remained for nearly a month. Such hail glaciers have been documented on a few other occasions in locations in the American Southwest, including Dalhart and Amarillo, Texas, and most recently in the Mexican city of Guadalajara in June of 2019. Recommended:  Delay Climate Change With Submarines Which Produce Icebergs 8. Derechos A derecho is a rare type of severe thunderstorm event. It is a long-lived, wide wind storm with showers or thunderstorms that typically moves in a straight line. A derecho often creates striking visual formations as ominous shelf clouds approach. By definition, derechos must include winds of at least 58 mph along most of their length and produce a swath of wind damage that is at least 240 miles long. 9. Mammatus clouds Mammatus clouds occur when a large base cloud develops a series of smaller, round protuberances on the underside. While they can occur in different types of clouds, they are most often seen on cumulonimbus clouds  towering cloud formations with flat bases. They occur when ice crystals fall out of the cloud and turn to water vapor, cooling the air around them, creating the sunken pockets indicative of mammatus formations. 10. Frost Flowers These frost flowers in the Arctic ocean form from imperfections on the surface of the ice in sub-zero temperatures, normally around the -20C mark. The spikes have been found to contain microorganisms making them temporary miniature ecosystems similar to coral reef. 11. Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds Resembling a series of rolling ocean waves, Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds often form when two adjacent layers of atmospheric air are moving at different speeds. Their presence may indicate atmospheric instability and turbulence for aircraft. They may also have been the inspiration behind Van Gogh’s famous painting Starry Night. Recommended:  Solar Geo-Engineering As The Ultimate Answer To Climate Change 12. St. Elmo’s fire Most often occurring during thunderstorms at sea, St. Elmo’s Fire is a burst of plasma, or ionized air that glows blue and can cause tall structures such as ships masts or church steeples to appear to be on fire. It occurs when an imbalance in electrical charge causes molecules to rip apart. 13. Thundersleet Thundersleet happens when a thunderstorm occurs simultaneously with a sleet storm. Like thundersnow, this phenomenon is extremely rare and occurs when the friction created by strong up and downdrafts causes charged particles to collide within a cloud. 14. Fallstreak holes These picturesque elliptical holes that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds are caused by tiny water droplets within the cloud that are colder than freezing but have yet to turn to ice. Once a triggering event such as a plane flying through the clouds causes the supercooled droplets to start freezing, they rapidly crystalize and fall, leaving a hole in the cloud layer. 15.  Twin tornadoes With about 1,200 occurrences every year, tornadoes are relatively common weather events in the United States. While it is also normal for clusters of tornadoes to form at a time, multiple smaller vortexes almost always combine or orbit a single parent tornado. For more than one tornado of a sizable magnitude to coexist, conditions have to be unusually balanced. This dangerous and rare phenomena occurs on average once every 10 to 15 years. Recommended:  Rescue Globally: Human Blood Can Help Prevent Climate Change 16. Nacreous clouds Rare but made more common by climate change, nacreous or noctilucent clouds form from ice crystals and methane at high altitudes. Nick-named “mother of pearl” clouds, they appear in temperatures of approximately negative 110 F. The ice crystals refract light, producing a glimmery, iridescent look. According to NOAA, it is likely that these weather phenomena did not exist before 1885. 17.  Tubular clouds Tubular clouds, a type of arcus cloud also known as roll cloud, form low and horizontally in the sky. They tend to form along the edges or in the downdrafts of thunderstorms. While relatively rare and ominous-looking, these clouds are not usually a sign of dangerous weather. Before you go! Recommended:  Bushfires Australia Generate Their Own Weather Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own experience with strange weather? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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Greta Thunberg And Naomi Seibt: Climate Girls
Greta Thunberg. We have all seen the images. A young girl sitting in front of the Swedish parliament, boasting a sign ‘Skolstrejk’, or ‘school strike’. Or the images of this very same girl crossing the Atlantic on a climate-neutral yacht. Or her speech at the United Nations, calling out world leaders for not taking action and destroying the world that she will have to grow up in. Meet Greta Thunberg. Greta Thunberg And Naomi Seibt: The Poster Girls Then, there’s the ‘anti-Greta’, German climate sceptic (or, as she calls it, ‘realist’) Naomi Seibt. This 18-year-old high school student has quickly grabbed fame with her outspoken criticism of both Greta Thunberg and everything she stands for. Claiming that Greta Thunberg never talks about the science, Naomi Seibt explains her views with a wisdom beyond her age: views that seem to confirm her world view, a view in which man-made climate change isn’t real. Some are calling the German teen a nationalist, while others see her as a source of inspiration. Naomi Seibt, intervieuwed by FOX NEWS Recommended:  Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change Greta Thunberg And Naomi Seibt: Pliable Puppets {youtube}                                                 Greta Thunberg or Naomi Seibt: Climate Alarmism vs Realism   While the climate activists are hailing Saint Greta Thunberg as their patron, the climate deniers seem to have embraced Naomi Seibt as their darling. Both well-spoken, blonde, clever girls who seem non-threatening representatives of a generation most likely to suffer the consequences - or lack thereof - of climate change. Well-educated schoolgirls who appear to have raised their voices out of innocence and genuine concern for where the world is headed. Or this is what they want you to think. Because these girls have one other thing in common: the fact that they are ultimately being controlled by one or several puppet masters. Greta Thunberg on climate strike And no, I am not saying that Greta Thunberg and Naomi Seibt are pliable puppets. They are probably truly invested in the matter and really do speak from the heart. Yet there is no denying that there are some people hiding behind these innocent shields in order to push their own, far less cuddly agenda. Recommended:  Corona Virus, Flu And Climate Change: Is There A Connection? Greta Thunberg And Naomi Seibt: Young Girl As The Poster Child For Change Let’s look at Greta first. A 17-year-old from Stockholm, Sweden, who grew up in an upper-class family. Her mother is a well-known opera singer, while her father is an actor and descendant of Svante Arrhenius, the scientist who actually ‘discovered’ the greenhouse effect.   Greta Thunberg and her parents Greta Thunberg claims to have learned about climate change when she was eight years old, instantly feeling drawn to the issue in a somewhat compulsive manner - Greta Thunberg has Asperger’s syndrome, accounting for some of her quirks and her confrontational nature. Then, she convinced her parents to reduce their carbon footprint - telling them to eat vegan, recycle and give up air travel. Or this is how the story goes. There’s more to it, though. It is not as if Greta Thunberg woke up one day, thinking that she had to start her ‘school strike’. No! She won a climate change essay contest of Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, which led to her getting in touch with Bo Thorén from Fossil Free Dalsland, an environmental group fighting climate change. Greta Thunberg attended some of their meetings, in which Bo suggested that school children could strike for the climate - an idea that she took to heart and stuck by. Yet this definitely does not make the school strike her idea, but an adult’s. Recommended:  Five Minutes To Midnight: Climate Change Action Fighting The Clock Then there’s the Swedish start-up ‘We Don’t Have Time,’ led by a PR-specialist, Ingmar Rentzhog, that has a vested interest in Greta Thunberg: he claims to accidentally have met her in front of the Swedish parliament, yet this does not appear to be a coincidence - nor was the article in the Aftonbladet newspaper that first mentioned her, a mere hour or so after Rentzhog wrote about her on his Facebook. It is not surprising that rumours go around that he, powered by his finance and banker investors, actually created the fairytale hype surrounding the girl. Ingmar Rentzhog: 'We don't have time'! Naomi Seibt: Climate Change Deniers Darling Then, let’s zoom in on Naomi Seibt. She too carries the air of an innocent girl merely fighting for her future. This teenage student from Münster, Germany has sprouted some rather radical ideas and views - including some that could be labelled as anti-Semitic. Yet her girly looks and innocent big eyes seem to somehow soften the impact of her climate change denying message.   Naomi Seibt talking during a CPAC meeting Recommended:  Who’s Greta Thunberg’s Rival On Climate Facts, Naomi Seibt? Naomi Seibt has risen to a status that even allowed her to speak at the CPAC, or Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C., alongside President Trump and other notoriously right-wing activists and politicians. She is also employed by the Heartland Institute, a conservative think-tank organisation from the United States known for its hardline and libertarian views. Through her - paid and coached - association with this institute, she gets to speak at events and is decidedly getting her platform. A platform that seemingly thrives on the association with Greta. Naomi Seibt sponserd by The Heartland Institute The Heartland Institute has chosen a smart advocate for her platform. Grown men bullying and talking down a girl like Greta does not go over so well in the media - just look at the outrage Trump caused when he stated Greta Thunberg had some kind of anger issues and picked on the teen via Twitter. Yet a contemporary that is strikingly alike in background, looks and motivation is a much better pawn - excuse the word - to play this game with. There's Always An Ulterior Motive This is what it comes down to. As genuine and real as girls like Greta Thunberg and Naomi Seibt sound, they are ultimately always backed by someone who has some kind of vested interest in the situation at hand - be it political, financial, or otherwise. These are the people who kickstarted the platform that those girls now happily use, and are the ones footing the bills for their sometimes rather extravagant travel needs - like Greta’s Thunberg journey across the Atlantic and Naomi’s Seibt current parade around conservative conferences.   Sad, but true: there’s always an ulterior motive. This time it just comes packaged like innocent looking girls. Before you go! Recommended:  Global Cooling Or Warming: CO2 Matters Because It Doesn’t Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about climate change? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Greta Thunberg. We have all seen the images. A young girl sitting in front of the Swedish parliament, boasting a sign ‘Skolstrejk’, or ‘school strike’. Or the images of this very same girl crossing the Atlantic on a climate-neutral yacht. Or her speech at the United Nations, calling out world leaders for not taking action and destroying the world that she will have to grow up in. Meet Greta Thunberg. Greta Thunberg And Naomi Seibt: The Poster Girls Then, there’s the ‘anti-Greta’, German climate sceptic (or, as she calls it, ‘realist’) Naomi Seibt. This 18-year-old high school student has quickly grabbed fame with her outspoken criticism of both Greta Thunberg and everything she stands for. Claiming that Greta Thunberg never talks about the science, Naomi Seibt explains her views with a wisdom beyond her age: views that seem to confirm her world view, a view in which man-made climate change isn’t real. Some are calling the German teen a nationalist, while others see her as a source of inspiration. Naomi Seibt, intervieuwed by FOX NEWS Recommended:  Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change Greta Thunberg And Naomi Seibt: Pliable Puppets {youtube}                                                 Greta Thunberg or Naomi Seibt: Climate Alarmism vs Realism   While the climate activists are hailing Saint Greta Thunberg as their patron, the climate deniers seem to have embraced Naomi Seibt as their darling. Both well-spoken, blonde, clever girls who seem non-threatening representatives of a generation most likely to suffer the consequences - or lack thereof - of climate change. Well-educated schoolgirls who appear to have raised their voices out of innocence and genuine concern for where the world is headed. Or this is what they want you to think. Because these girls have one other thing in common: the fact that they are ultimately being controlled by one or several puppet masters. Greta Thunberg on climate strike And no, I am not saying that Greta Thunberg and Naomi Seibt are pliable puppets. They are probably truly invested in the matter and really do speak from the heart. Yet there is no denying that there are some people hiding behind these innocent shields in order to push their own, far less cuddly agenda. Recommended:  Corona Virus, Flu And Climate Change: Is There A Connection? Greta Thunberg And Naomi Seibt: Young Girl As The Poster Child For Change Let’s look at Greta first. A 17-year-old from Stockholm, Sweden, who grew up in an upper-class family. Her mother is a well-known opera singer, while her father is an actor and descendant of Svante Arrhenius, the scientist who actually ‘discovered’ the greenhouse effect.   Greta Thunberg and her parents Greta Thunberg claims to have learned about climate change when she was eight years old, instantly feeling drawn to the issue in a somewhat compulsive manner - Greta Thunberg has Asperger’s syndrome, accounting for some of her quirks and her confrontational nature. Then, she convinced her parents to reduce their carbon footprint - telling them to eat vegan, recycle and give up air travel. Or this is how the story goes. There’s more to it, though. It is not as if Greta Thunberg woke up one day, thinking that she had to start her ‘school strike’. No! She won a climate change essay contest of Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, which led to her getting in touch with Bo Thorén from Fossil Free Dalsland, an environmental group fighting climate change. Greta Thunberg attended some of their meetings, in which Bo suggested that school children could strike for the climate - an idea that she took to heart and stuck by. Yet this definitely does not make the school strike her idea, but an adult’s. Recommended:  Five Minutes To Midnight: Climate Change Action Fighting The Clock Then there’s the Swedish start-up ‘We Don’t Have Time,’ led by a PR-specialist, Ingmar Rentzhog, that has a vested interest in Greta Thunberg: he claims to accidentally have met her in front of the Swedish parliament, yet this does not appear to be a coincidence - nor was the article in the Aftonbladet newspaper that first mentioned her, a mere hour or so after Rentzhog wrote about her on his Facebook. It is not surprising that rumours go around that he, powered by his finance and banker investors, actually created the fairytale hype surrounding the girl. Ingmar Rentzhog: 'We don't have time'! Naomi Seibt: Climate Change Deniers Darling Then, let’s zoom in on Naomi Seibt. She too carries the air of an innocent girl merely fighting for her future. This teenage student from Münster, Germany has sprouted some rather radical ideas and views - including some that could be labelled as anti-Semitic. Yet her girly looks and innocent big eyes seem to somehow soften the impact of her climate change denying message.   Naomi Seibt talking during a CPAC meeting Recommended:  Who’s Greta Thunberg’s Rival On Climate Facts, Naomi Seibt? Naomi Seibt has risen to a status that even allowed her to speak at the CPAC, or Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C., alongside President Trump and other notoriously right-wing activists and politicians. She is also employed by the Heartland Institute, a conservative think-tank organisation from the United States known for its hardline and libertarian views. Through her - paid and coached - association with this institute, she gets to speak at events and is decidedly getting her platform. A platform that seemingly thrives on the association with Greta. Naomi Seibt sponserd by The Heartland Institute The Heartland Institute has chosen a smart advocate for her platform. Grown men bullying and talking down a girl like Greta does not go over so well in the media - just look at the outrage Trump caused when he stated Greta Thunberg had some kind of anger issues and picked on the teen via Twitter. Yet a contemporary that is strikingly alike in background, looks and motivation is a much better pawn - excuse the word - to play this game with. There's Always An Ulterior Motive This is what it comes down to. As genuine and real as girls like Greta Thunberg and Naomi Seibt sound, they are ultimately always backed by someone who has some kind of vested interest in the situation at hand - be it political, financial, or otherwise. These are the people who kickstarted the platform that those girls now happily use, and are the ones footing the bills for their sometimes rather extravagant travel needs - like Greta’s Thunberg journey across the Atlantic and Naomi’s Seibt current parade around conservative conferences.   Sad, but true: there’s always an ulterior motive. This time it just comes packaged like innocent looking girls. Before you go! Recommended:  Global Cooling Or Warming: CO2 Matters Because It Doesn’t Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about climate change? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Greta Thunberg And Naomi Seibt: Climate Girls
Greta Thunberg And Naomi Seibt: Climate Girls
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