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Affluence and effluence

The soon over RF15. Photo: Lone. 2015.

The moon over RF15. Photo: Lone. 2015.

I have been a bit distracted from writing in the last few weeks. One reason is the visit by my 18-year-old son, who did long-haul travel from Australia to Denmark for the first time on his own. Another is the abundance of activities going on in Copenhagen coinciding with summer’s arrival – if momentarily.

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Litter and the economy of waste

In spite of the rubbish, the cygnets are thriving on the Lakes. Photo: Mick. 2015.

In spite of the rubbish, the cygnets are thriving on the Lakes. Photo: Mick. 2015.

Humans excel at figuring out ways to use the resources of Earth, to such a degree that some claim we are reaching peak availability of resources. Peak oil for example. As the human population continues to grow and as large populations in China, India and Brazil join the growing middle class, more and more pressure on the Earth’s resources will result. If everyone were to the live life of abundance like we do in the West, how long would Mother Earth be able to sustain us?

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