Catchment Restoration of the Emscher

The “Emscher Umbau” project is a unique river restoration project. The timeframe and budget are mind boggling: 30 years of planning and construction, 4.5 billion € total budget to date. The river runs through one of the most densely populated areas in Europe with long industrial heritage. It’s a project for a whole generation. One … Read moreCatchment Restoration of the Emscher

Tesla & Co: Electric cars and the communist future

We know now that we need to act on climate change. We probably needed to start acting on it 30 years ago… But at least we have the Paris climate accord since 2016. All countries in the world signed it. The USA, unfortunately, left later because they thought the atmosphere is about “fairness”. Unfortunately, the Paris climate agreement … Read moreTesla & Co: Electric cars and the communist future

The role of soil and water in climate change

This is part 2 in my series on climate change. Find part 1 here: The Generational question _________ Very broadly speaking, the surface of the planet consists of land and ocean. Water in the ocean is salt water (plus ice, which is not salty). Land consists of all kinds of different rocks, biology  and freshwater … Read moreThe role of soil and water in climate change

Don’t hate your parents- climate change and the generation question

This is part one on a series on climate change and different adaptive and regenerative strategies. Climate change and the many challenges it will bring is a very complex and multifaceted topic. As most people should know by now, it’s caused by an abundance of certain gases in the atmosphere that insulate the planet a … Read moreDon’t hate your parents- climate change and the generation question

5 lessons I learned from beehives

I visited the German bee museum in Weimar last week. It was founded in 1910 by Ferdinand Gerstung. Gerstung was a big deal in the early twentieth century beekeeping world and introduced the concept of “the bien”. The “Bien” considered the whole hive-super-organism instead of focusing on the individual bees. While bees are totally amazing and I … Read more5 lessons I learned from beehives