Entries by Salome Kvaraia

World Environment Day 2022

World Environment Day has been celebrated since 5 June 1972. On this day, the first World Environment Conference was held in Stockholm and World Environment Day was officially established by the United Nations Environment Programme. In the meantime, the day has gained international significance, as it is formally commemorated in over 150 countries. Germany has […]

Tipping Points in Detail | Melting Ice (Ep 3/3)

We see pictures of emaciated polar bears every day and pity their fate – they are a living example of the sad reality in the Arctic. Yes, we pity them, but we often don’t realise that the melting of Arctic ice is just as damaging to us as it is to them.

Tipping Points in Detail | Ocean Currents (Ep 2/3)

Nature can be imagined like a human body. It is an arbitrarily complex system – everything is interconnected and in constant exchange. If one variable gets out of balance, the whole system can collapse. This is also the case with our oceans, the largest ecosystem covering over 70% of our planet.

Tipping Points in Detail | Amazon Rainforest (Ep 1/3)

We have already reported on tipping points and their properties in a previous blog post. What they are and what significance they already have for our environment. Since we would like to report in more detail about tipping points, we are dedicating a separate series to this topic – “Tipping Points in Detail”. In the […]

Earth Day 2022 – A day for our Earth

For 52 years, Earth Day has been celebrated on 22 April in over 190 countries. The aim of the day is to raise people’s awareness of the importance of the Earth and the ecosystem and the consequences of environmental degradation in all its facets. People should rethink their own behaviour and question their everyday conduct.

Skin and air pollutants – does city air make us look old?

Air pollution is a great enemy of our health! But not only for eyes, lungs and heart, but also for our skin. The skin is the largest human organ in weight and surface area. The skin is like a protective coat and fends off environmentally harmful influences such as particulate matter, soot and smoke. However, […]

Background to Climate and Climate Change

Climate “Climate change is the greatest threat of the future. Every state must cooperate in combating the causes and mitigating the consequences.” (Klaus Töpfer) The word climate comes from Greek and essentially means “inclination” or “curvature”. It does not mean the inclination of the Earth’s axis but the curvature and coherence of the Earth itself. […]