Acting Against Your Best Judgment – Why the Present Often Overtakes the Future

Man is a being who has a future. This is due to that special gift that amazed Plato and the thinkers of antiquity: a person can perceive not only what is, but also what is not. Each animal interacts with its environment. He changes that and in turn changes his surroundings. But it is only … Read more

Candy, honey and cocoa: Can candy save the Brazilian rainforest? | Global Ideas | DW

Luiz Henrique López Ferreira fights for his homeland with sweets and jam. The 22-year-old lives in the eastern Amazon region of Brazil. It belongs to a new generation of indigenous people who are showing how young people make money in the middle of forests while protecting biodiversity. It is also concerned with preventing the continued … Read more

Climate change favors the spread of zoonotic diseases

Written by Karim Belbacher and Bernd Fox Often times, viruses are able to pass from animals to humans. In particularly serious cases, there are therefore epidemics, as is currently the case with Corona, for example. Due to the fact that the habitats of animal species will continue to be restricted as a result of climate … Read more

Climate change has a significant impact on the spread of zoonotic diseases

Written by Karim Belbacher and Bernd Fox Often times, viruses are able to pass from animals to humans. In particularly serious cases, there are therefore epidemics, as is currently the case with Corona, for example. Due to the fact that the habitats of animal species will continue to be restricted with climate change, more zoonoses … Read more

When amphibians become extinct | Telepolis

Although the alpine newt often survives the disease, it passes it on to other amphibian species. Photo: Anevrisme/CC-BY-SA-3.0 Migrant Its existence is threatened not only by climate change and the urban spread of wetlands: fungal diseases are spreading all over the world, killing newts, amphibians and frogs. The reason is the international trade in strange-looking … Read more

Amphibians: the dramatic extinction of native species

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10,000 types of viruses threaten humans as a result of climate change

At least 10,000 types of viruses can infect humans. We haven’t encountered most of them and so far we’ve only moved between wild animal species. However, this will change dramatically due to climate change, writes a team led by Colin Carlson and Gregory Albury of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, in the journal Nature. Together … Read more