Category: environmentalism

  • A New Yorker Cartoon, Existentialism and The Absurd

    A New Yorker Cartoon, Existentialism and The Absurd

    Today I saw a picture of a frog sitting in a sauce pan on a cooker speaking to another, saying “I Know the water is heating up but that’s the next generation’s problem” and this can be a comment on a few things. The first, linear comment is of course about global warming and its […]

  • Stormy Skies Near Nyon

    Stormy Skies Near Nyon

    The weather was finally dynamic today. The storm warnings were flashing towards Hermance, on the French side of the lake. This gave a nice contrast between the yellow of the Colza fields and the dark threatening clouds behind. At moments I thought that rain would begin to fall but luckily the doppler radar, and my […]

  • Playing With The Aranet 4

    Playing With The Aranet 4

    Countries like Switzerland recently decided that the pandemic was over because lobbies wanted it to be over. Despite high numbers of infections and the percentage of tests being positive Switzerland decided that the acute phase of the pandemic was over. For them the lack of deaths, and the lack of people in ICUs meant that […]

  • Wearing a Dumb Watch Or a Classic

    Wearing a Dumb Watch Or a Classic

    Before the pandemic I liked to track sports, whether walking, indoor climbing, cycling, walking or more. I have tracked sports activities for two to three years at this point. I think I have almost 3000 tracked activities. That’s tracking my walks and more almost every day for at least ten years. Recently the English, Swiss, […]

  • Coastal Erosion and Archeology

    Coastal Erosion and Archeology
  • A Solar Powered Watch in Spain

    A Solar Powered Watch in Spain

    If you were a solar powered watch would you prefer sunny Switzerland or sunny Spain? Luckily my watch has now tried both. The watch likes that you walk with your watch wrist facing the sun and the wrist without a watch to be on the shady side. I know this is not an ordinary thing […]

  • The Curse of The Electric Light Bulb

    The Curse of The Electric Light Bulb

    Have you ever considered how nice it would be to wake up when the sun comes up, and to end the day when the sun goes down? In summer the days would be long and filled with memories. In winter we would head to sleep when the sun sets. Every day we would either gain […]

  • A River Runs Dry, Wood builds a Natural Dam and Corn Grows Eratically.

    A River Runs Dry, Wood builds a Natural Dam and Corn Grows Eratically.

    When rain becomes a treat you get used to looking at rivers that are running drier and drier with every passing day. The river pictured below is so low that you see the river bed in many parts. It’s a meter or more below it’s usual level. Imagine being a weather forecaster during a drought. […]

  • A Tractor Ploughing A Dry Field in Switzerland

    A Tractor Ploughing A Dry Field in Switzerland

    Today a tractor was ploughing a dry field. A cloud of dust was not that visible but you can see that rain would now be welcome. I walked by the usual river and looked down and the rocks in the riverbed are uncovered. There is no water running over them anymore. I notied that in […]

  • European Walks and Bike Rides

    European Walks and Bike Rides

    Today during my walk I noticed a sticker on a sign for EuroVélo.com. I don’t know how new the project is but I had not paid attention to the URL before. I like the idea of a European Network of Cycling Routes. I don’t need to capitalise these words. I just did, for some reason. […]