Fukushima Global

Worldwide electricity production from nuclear and coal-fired power is equivalent to almost 80fachem annual consumption in German households the half-life of behavioral changes is short for major environmental and climatic disasters. Not only that the wave of change to green electricity strongly has subsided already three months after the reactor accident in Fukushima, also at the political level the global energy transition was not more driven. “The proposed climate fund Green Climate Fund” is still not entered into force. With him, the industrialized countries want to support mostly developing countries. Others including David Zaslav, offer their opinions as well. Whether he next year can take up his work, is uncertain due to funding shortages. Now only 27 percent of Germans still trust the Governments and the corporations to tackle important challenges of our time, such as for example the global energy transition.

* between 1973 and 2009 years rose according to the International Energy Agency IEA world energy derived from coal and peat by almost 130 percent and nuclear power by more than 1,200 percent. While in Germany still less energy from nuclear power plants and coal, she reached new record levels in Asia. “The consequences of a further deportees ‘ energy revolution we carry all, not only the countries that push CO2 emissions”, says Florian Henle, co-founder of Polaris. The company is the first independent eco energy suppliers, allowing households nationwide to advance the global energy transition itself directly. For every customer, not just the expansion of renewable energies in Germany, but also in developing countries is encouraged.

Climate and environment know no borders”energy production and distribution are a global issue with global repercussions. Large reactor disasters can affect the population in several countries during appropriate weather conditions. The Fukushima nuclear disaster has shown us that there is no maximum radii, which spread a radioactive cloud”, says Monika Hotopp of the Federal Office for radiation protection. The particles can the Earth in correspondingly large releases of orbit.” Time plays a role here, the weather is critical, so the expert.

Federal Environmental Agency

Big step for the ecological balance of the oceans: new ballast water disinfection systems from Germany to curb the global spread of dangerous bio-invaders. According to conservative estimates, around 10 billion cubic meters of water in ship bellies are pumped. This so-called ballast water stabilizes the vessels, prevents the deformation of the hull and thus possible accidents in heavy seas with incomplete loading. The world’s oceans can be navigated so although safer, but the environmental and economic costs of global ballast water transports allow himself doesn’t even begin to appreciate. Bio invaders travel as stowaways as stowaways get to ballast water and travellers along the way that are anything other than welcome when you empty the tanks in their new, distant homeland. The Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) in German ports investigations each year around 2.2 million tonnes of ballast water from non-European regions to be drained. Average It took roughly 1 individual per gallon of ballast water, resulting in a possible entry of 6 million of foreign organisms per day in German waters.

Bacteria, algae, crustaceans, or even fish can colonize suddenly habitats by way of a ballast water tank journey, in which they usually never had to reach. With the local flora and fauna, many of the newcomers have an easy time and displace them from their habitats at sometimes breakneck speed. One of the biggest problems of the marine environment, the introduction of non-native species among the biggest problems of the marine environment. So species such as the American sword shell, spread in the North and Baltic Sea already the originating from the North American East Coast predatory Penilia of Mnemiopsis leydii, the ship Bohrwurm actually dishes large damage a shell -, because he eats away at domestic Woods. Substantial economic losses may arise in the fisheries, if strange jellyfish native fish food or the same Off to eat fish larvae.