• Why are SUVs so damn popular? Symbolic picture: SUV dealer
    Climate crisis,  Traffic

    Why are SUVs so damn popular?

    For quite a while, SUVs break one sales record after another. A type of vehicle that does not seem to fit in our time at all. Compact, fuel-efficient cars are out of fashion. But why are SUVs so damn popular? Why in heaven’s name people all over the world are buying ever larger cars with ever stronger (and thirstier) engines, when many roads are already congested and parking is scarce? And how does that fit in with the insight that we need to massively reduce our CO2 emissions to save our climate? It would be easy to run SUV bashing for a complete blog article. But confrontation and demarcation does…

  • Sign "There is no Planet B" on an FFF demo
    Climate crisis,  Thoughts

    Parents for Future: Together against the crisis

    Hi there… yeah, this blog is still alive! It only paused for a while. And in this first post-break post, I’ll tell you what happened and how the Parents for Future helped me get on with it. Until February, writing was going on quite well. I had some burning issues to write about – then, I somehow got out of step. Of course, there was a lot to do beyond this blog – at work, in the family. But it was not just that, something else prevented me from writing. A kind of “crisis of sense”. Rousing other people is harder than expected In November 2018, Nicole and I started…

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