This is a cross-post of a diagram and text we originally did for the P2P Foundation and which they first published on their wiki “http://blog.p2pfoundation.net”. It unexpectedly generated a lot comments. We took theme into account and updated the diagram for their site “http://CommonsTransition.org“, which generated further comments. A lot of discussion also happened on the excellent Facebook group “Friends of the P2P… Continue reading
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A reader wrote to blaqswans.org, and we found it interesting to publish that text to contribute to the debate on nuclear, which is too often Manichean.
Raymondo – 9 septembre 2015 – Paris
What is the EPR nuclear technology?
The EPR is a third generation pressurized water reactor (PWR) design. It has been designed and… Continue reading
It is sometimes helpful to read the foreign media to get a perspective on what is going in our own backyard. An article recently published by French newspaper Le Monde gives a fairly confronting summary of the Australian Prime Minister’s debut on the environmental front. Given the distance between Paris and Canberra, some will argue… Continue reading
Translated and amended version of the piece initially published on blaqswans.blog.lemonde.fr
After years of ice melting in Arctic, it seems that a cooler 2013 season has reinvigorated climate change sceptics. Here is a quick environmental and geo-strategic counter-analysis to respond to their latest outburst.
This is a measurable trend: Arctic sea ice has been melting. Every year the… Continue reading
Après des années d’inexorable fonte des glaces en Arctique, il semble qu’une saison 2013 un peu plus fraîche ait redonné du poil de la bête aux climato-sceptiques: très rapide contre-analyse climatique et géostratégique.
C’est un phénomène observable et observé: la banquise arctique fond. La superficie des glaces atteint chaque année son minimum en septembre. Depuis 1979, ce… Continue reading
It’s nearly two years since the Fukushima disaster, and as anticipated the media caravan has passed. Whilst most of the technical reason of the nuclear meltdown have been analysed to death, the key issues surrounding the long term human toll has moved off the agenda, as if it was something that resilient populations were going… Continue reading