Klaus

Massive mine

 Bonn, GermanySun, 26 Nov 2017 00:58:16 +0100 
This are sad news.

#^German activists lose bid to halt Hambach mine expansion | DW Environment | DW | 24.11.2017
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An environmental group has failed in its legal bid to stop the controversial expansion of Germany's biggest lignite mine. Activists say the operation threatens the Hambach forest, home to a number of endangered species.


I am living on a hill in Bonn. On one side when looking down to the Rhine you can see the area where #COP23 took place. When you go to the other side you can spot the chimneys of these coal power plants. Would have been more honest if they would have build up the tent city for COP23 inside the open-pit mine. Enough space would have been there.

It is fascinating that employees get told that the changing conditions forces them to accept more and more flexible and liberal working conditions, but these same corporations insist on plans from the 1970s to dig a hole until 2045 despite the fact that coal must phase out soon and alternative technologies evolve with a rapid speed and could even faster if efforts would get accelerated. For sure it will not last until 2045. If markets would work I would say that we might be lucky and they are bankrupt before the last part of the forest got harvested, but I don't believe this will happen.
Klaus

Bonn's prehistoric residents

 Bonn, GermanySun, 19 Nov 2017 19:37:08 +0100 
An interesting article

#^How would Bonn's prehistoric residents have seen the COP23 climate summit? | News | DW | 18.11.2017
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How would Bonn's prehistoric residents have viewed the UN's climate conference from their clifftop lookout over the Rhine? Looking back 14,000 years, Ian Johnson offers a different perspective on Earth’s climate drama.


#COP23
Klaus

Conspicuously absent

 Bonn, GermanyFri, 17 Nov 2017 00:30:34 +0100 
#^COP23: Canada and UK launch anti-coal alliance in Bonn | DW Environment | DW | 16.11.2017
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Twenty countries and two US states have joined the "Powering Past Coal" alliance at the penultimate day of the UN climate summit, promising phase-outs. Conspicuously absent from that list: Germany.

#COP23
Klaus

Rheinaue

 Bonn, GermanyFri, 17 Nov 2017 00:23:05 +0100 
This whole temporary city in Rheinaue is really huge. #COP23

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It's an electric car. It's a twizy. It's a police car. :-D
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Klaus

lobbying at UN climate summits

 Bonn, GermanySat, 11 Nov 2017 00:54:56 +0100 
#^COP23: Corporations and lobbyists welcome in Bonn | DW Environment | DW | 10.11.2017
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Companies have a lot on the line at the Bonn climate summit - which is why they insert themselves into the negotiations. In the second installment of the COP Secret series, DW investigates lobbying at UN climate summits.


#COP23
Klaus

political will

 Bonn, GermanyFri, 10 Nov 2017 00:49:20 +0100 
#^Can we live in a world without fossil fuels? | DW Environment | DW | 09.11.2017
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Is it possible to fulfill all our global energy needs with renewables only? And which technologies work best to help us transition to a world without fossil fuels? Scientists give answers at #COP23.
Klaus

Yes Men

 Bonn, GermanyTue, 07 Nov 2017 23:13:53 +0100 
#^COP23: Theater Bonn provoziert mit Yes Men
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In Bonn findet von 6. bis 17. November die Weltklimakonferenz statt - und auch das Theater Bonn mischt mit. "Save the world" heißt das Polit-Festival, in dessen Rahmen erstmals die Guerillakünstler Yes Men in Deutschland auftreten.


Die Yes Men haben gezeigt, wie man die Leute erreichen kann – mit dem Mittel des politisch Unkorrekten und der Provokation. Das Ergebnis stellen wir nun in verschiedenen Diskussionsrunden vor. Am Samstag (11.11.2017) wird es in Bonn eine Lecture Perfomance mit den Yes Men geben – mit dem Titel "Beautiful trouble inspiring interventions". Mit der Aktion wollen die beiden deutlich machen, dass man den Klimawandel nicht mit privatwirtschaftlichen Interessen lösen kann.


#COP23
Klaus

Bigger, greener... better?

 Bonn, GermanySun, 05 Nov 2017 14:47:11 +0100 
Germany will shrink by the size of eight football fields the next two weeks. o_O

#^Climate conference the 23rd: Bigger, greener ... better? | DW Environment | DW | 04.11.2017
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The UN city of Bonn is getting ready to host the global climate conference. With just a few days before the start of #COP23, what do participants, activists and residents expect?


They will serve vegetarian organic food from the region.
Klaus
 Bonn, GermanySat, 04 Nov 2017 23:24:20 +0100 
#^COP23: Thousands protest German coal use ahead of UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn | DW Environment | DW | 04.11.2017
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Just days before the UN Climate Conference is due to get underway, thousands of people have protested in Bonn demanding Germany immediately phase-out its use of coal.

#COP23