Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Action against climate changes or only numerical calculations?
When José Barrosso yesterday presented the European action plan against climate changes, it was more of an account of numerical calculations where the compromises between the countries are hidden in complicated structures of different solutions for managing the decreases in emission of greenhouse gases, than real proposals for action.
The countries likes to appear to be considered but when it comes to action this is hidden in complicated numerical calculations. These calculations are on a general level, hard for the common citizens to see through. Most of the figures are either already clear that they are easy to reach, or how they could be shown to have been reached, but perhaps hasn’t really been reached. It’s more easy to speak about numerical calculations than real actions, or what do you think?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ice plug in the river
Today’s news in Karlstad is that the ice in the river Klarälven has caused an ice plug in the river by ice flakes pushed in a vertical position. Up stream the water level rises and reminds us of the flooding in for example 2000/2001. The public works has tried to take the ice stopper away by the help of excavators but perhaps they will have to try and blow it up with explosives. In that case there will be a danger of ice taps falling over the city centre…