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What is truth?

What is truth?

A question raised by Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea, at the trial of Jesus of Nazareth.  Pilate does not stay for an answer – he releases Jesus to the Jewish authorities for Crucifixion, saying “I find no fault in him.” Truth is generally the objective of beliefs that we build up over our lives. Falsehoods are to be avoided,[...]
Exploiting the Arctic

Exploiting the Arctic

Over many of the last decades, Norway’s wealth grew significantly, thanks to state revenues flowing from North Sea Oil.    During this period Norway was a benefactor to third world countries, assisting them to adopt measures to limit climate change and its impacts. A recent article in the Manchester Guardian commented on the ambivalence of Norway towards climate change measures. Recognizing that[...]
A Sense of Time

A Sense of Time

Time past, time present, time future. Our society is obsessively present-minded. There is slight interest in the past, in the causes of  present crises. There can be no lessons of history because history is not on the agenda. As for the future, we’ll deal with that when we get there. If things go wrong, there will be a technological solution[...]
The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

The headline above is the title of a fascinating book with an original take on climate change. The author,  Amitov Ghosh was born in India and now lives New York. He is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He pleads for a truly global view on climate change since it is the first truly global phenomemon. He thinks the West[...]