An inclusive society

It is said that western societies are founded on Christianity; ideas like Christian charity and equal rights are woven into the fabric of society.

Is that really true? Are these ideas part of everyday life, part of the relationships between corporations and their employees – between politicians and their constituency?

Western countries are built on liberalism – individual freedom for all, in principle. Is liberalism built on Christian values? Well, freedom sounds good, but……

In reality liberalism means freedom for some at the expense of others. Liberalism and Christian values are only related when politicians defend their politics. The real world is quite different.

Read more here.

A fair model for lowering CO2 emissions

The main principle behind the Paris agreement is that every country in the world should lower their CO2 emissions by an amount sufficient to keep the temperature rise within 1,5-2 degrees C.

The question is: is it reasonable and fair to tell every country to lower the emissions by the same percentage every year?

OR: Would it be more appropriate and fair to tell countries with the biggest emissions and the best economy, to do significantly more than countries with a weak economy, and a per capita emission, that is measured in 100’s of kilograms, not tons.

Read more here.

Taxes on financial transactions.

In Denmark political parties are putting forward proposals for taxing financial transactions.

Generally it is a good idea, but the model they have chosen is not the most optimal. I give my reasons for this and an alternative model here.

Terror and TerrorISM

Perhaps evil in the World is not quite so black-and-White as we prefer to think of it.

Perhaps there are understandable reasons why Islamists hate us so much, that they believe it justifies terror.

Are we complete innocent in having created to present violent reality?

Get my answers to these question here.

Circus COP – the greatest show on earth.

Are world leaders mocking us?

Since 1995 they have had yearly COP meetings to discuss what to do to counter climate change.

The meetings have moved from one city to the next like the wagon train of a circus on its several-yearly tour.

  • 1995: COP 1, Berlin, Germany
  • 1996: COP 2, Geneva, Schwitzerland
  • 1997: COP 3, Kyoto, Japan
  • 1998: COP 4, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1999: COP 5, Bonn, Germany
  • 2000: COP 6, Haag, Netherlands
  • 2001: COP 6, Bonn, Germany
  • 2001: COP 7, Marrakech, Morocco
  • 2002: COP 8, New Delhi, India
  • 2003: COP 9, Milan, Italy
  • 2004: COP 10, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2005: COP 11/CMP 1, Montreal, Canada
  • 2006: COP 12/CMP 2, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2007: COP 13/CMP 3, Bali, Indonesia
  • 2008: COP 14/CMP 4, Poznań, Poland
  • 2009: COP 15/CMP 5, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2010: COP 16/CMP 6, Cancún, Mexico
  • 2011: COP 17/CMP 7, Durban, Sout africa
  • 2012: COP 18/CMP 8, Doha, Qatar
  • 2013: COP 19/CMP 9, Warsawa, Poland
  • 2014: COP 20/CMP 10, Lima, Peru
  • 2015: COP 21/CMP 11, Paris, France
  • 2016: COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1-1, Marrakech, Morocco
  • 2017: COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2, Bonn, Germany
  • 2018: COP 24/CMP 14/CMA 1-3, Katowice, Poland
  • 2019: COP 25/CMP 15/CMA 2, Santiago, Argentina
  • 2020: Same procedure as last year, James

For details read this.