Despite the fact that it is midwinter in the Netherlands, it was 13 degrees Celsius with a warm sun in the province of Zeeland.Everything was covered with a green layer of moss and many of the blackberry bushes had been mowed away by “Natuurmonumenten” with large heavy machines.Way too much nitrogen… Purslane grows very wellContinue reading “A winter walk on the island of Neeltje Jans”
I was born in 314 parts per million of Carbon Dioxide, my children were born in 345 ppm CO2 , and my granddaughter is born in 409 ppm. The most commonly used definitions of time are expressed in eras. Recently I have seen more and more that environmentally conscious people use the concentration of CO2Continue reading “I was born in 314 ppm …”
I am clearly unable to cope with the new normal that the rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is bringing about. A few days 35 degrees Celsius in Vlissingen … and now I suffer from migraines. Almost all I did was sit in the shade and take pictures from there … and reading books …Continue reading “New Normal ?”
… but you’re only able to see the order after many years. Only then you can notice what you considered chaos, repeats itself every year with exactly the same colors and the same pattern. Unfortunately, it also takes many years for people to see and feel the slow change to a different climate.
Farmers spray a lot of water nowadays … But the natural environment still contains sufficient moisture in all shapes and forms, which is clearly visible after a relatively cool night and a cloudless warm day. A naturally mixed forest with a dense undergrowth can buffer and retain a lot of moisture. Unfortunately, as a resultContinue reading “Farmers spray a lot of water nowadays …”
Seeing this beautifully made video makes me feel uncomfortable and guilty … and that is the purpose of this artwork … a “must-see” !
Due to the shift in the Western European climate, I assume that I will never be able to skate on natural ice again. That sounds better than citing my age as the cause … The fact is that my skates have hung in the shed unused for 23 years and I need the space for other junk.Continue reading “climate change”
This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way—before it’s too late.
Wealth is a deep understanding of the natural world. Bill Mollison An intensive monoculture is the breeding ground for unwanted viruses and diseases … That is why people should keep 1.5 meters away from each other …But how many cows, chickens, pigs, etc. are kept in a modern barn?How much corn, wheat, soy, grain, etc.Continue reading “Just sitting on our porch, wasting time …”
Especially now, in the year 2019, in which the Dutch politics (by becoming aware of a rapidly changing climate) reluctantly published the much-needed choices, these eyes for me have become a motivation to live environmentally conscious too. Of course, the measures are not nearly as effective as necessary. And of course, the plans are basedContinue reading “These eyes will witness the world I’ll leave behind …”
Marjan participated in the climate march in Middelburg (in the pouring rain) March 15, 2019 photo GeTe
I often consider memes have the same function as photos … they tell more than a thousand words. During discussions on climate change and energy transition that I have with friends and colleagues, I often think of memes I’ve seen. It strikes me that the meaning of words and concepts is slowly but surely changing.Continue reading “the changing climate”
Sometimes Marjan likes a column in the newspaper that much, she hangs it on the wall for me to notice … And she was right. This made my day !