Great Day for the ZKS/SAGG Awards 2015 at the University of Fribourg

Brillant afternoon with Special ZKS/SAGG Award to Prof. em Dr. Dr. hc mult Alois M Haas for his entire lifetime oeuvre and ZKS Walter Haug Stipend  to Thomas Müller, MA, Zürich. Prof. Dr. René Wetzel made the introductions, Thomas Müller spoke about his planned research work, Prof. em Dr. Brinker von der Heyde presented the official laudatio and Alois Haas spoke about “Germanistik – “Trunkene Nüchternheit”. In the evening we had a very convivial dinner in a cozy restaurant in Fribourg.

Growth in fossil fuel emissions slowed in 2015, so have we finally reached the peak?

Coal consumption is down in China, slowing growth in global carbon emissions from fossil fuels. Coal image from http://www.shutterstock.com

Source: Growth in fossil fuel emissions slowed in 2015, so have we finally reached the peak?

Source: Growth in fossil fuel emissions slowed in 2015, so have we finally reached the peak?

These Two Charts Show Why the U.S. and Europe Deserve Blame for Climate Change | MIT Technology Review

Emissions chart

Emissions chart

The future emissions of China and India are of huge global concern, but richer countries are responsible for most of the carbon dioxide humans have added to the atmosphere.

Source: These Two Charts Show Why the U.S. and Europe Deserve Blame for Climate Change | MIT Technology Review