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Is renewable energy enough when the planet's total energy requirement is 15 TW

ENERGY: We already have enough technologies to initiate a full transition to renewable energy sources. According to David Elliott, solar power also has a potential of a staggering 20 terrawatt – more than the world's total energy consumption

Living in the true sense of the word

ARCHITECTURE: Christian Norberg-Schultz's emphasis on local art has helped shape generations of architects. Can we build better than we do today?

A planet we ourselves have brought into radical imbalance

EARTH: Anthropocene means more than writing about ecology, environmental history or global warming. How about the greenhouse effect heating the ocean at such a speed that it is equivalent to pouring a billion boiling teacups into the ocean every second?

- We must be happy, even with the prospect of extinction

INTERVIEW: The Italian activist philosopher Franco "Bifo" Berardi talks to MODERN TIMES about America's arrogance, loneliness, rebellion, mortality, and Buddhism as role models.

To salvage what is salvaged can

TECHNOLOGY: Are artificial intelligence and drones good news for nature and the protection of the planet's ecosystems?

Healing in the natural

INNOVATORS: The anarchist collective project Monte Verità was a groundbreaking, vibrant center with inspiration for ideas that are heard even today.

From eco-nightmares to historical relief

EARTH OF THE EARTH: In a groundbreaking new collective novel, we can read about how the climate crisis is escalating and a new ecological world order is emerging.

Time has changed direction and is now coming from the future

PHILOSOPHY: We are now in the violence of the future: the most important thing in life is increasingly something that has not happened yet. Philosophy must re-evaluate its old metaphysical categories.

More universal philosophy

ESSAY: Time to learn what the world's many translating female philosophers thought? Or what about the omitted African philosophy? Four books provide a broader understanding of the history of thought.

Libidinous ecology

CRISIS Is nature in its essence erotic? And has capitalism – which will make us desire more of everything – overused our very capacity for desire?

The ecocentric man

NATURE: Conversation portrait with author Erland Kiøsterud about our ecological responsibility.

Everything we love is transient, fleeting, temporary

ESSAY: It is our self-understanding that is at stake today. With their aggressive, partly inflated subjects, Western technologists, economists and artists have for centuries seen themeselves above nature. In the ecosystem, man is in nature, he is a part of nature, on which he is completely dependent. Can we protect biotopes, habitats, rivers, lakes, soils, oceans and commons? This essay looks at five books examining the ecosystem.

Why populism?

TRUMP: In the latest issue of Agora with populism as its theme, Donald Trump comes out in two variants: in a very personal version (where he owes just about everything he owns) and as a patrimonial leader in a postmodern USA

Foucault and neoliberalism

PHILOSOPHY: Shortly after Agora's magnificent publication on populism, the magazine follows up with an even thicker publication. This time it is about Michel Foucault and his groundbreaking series of lectures on neoliberalism.

The monstrous cost of the cheap fish

FISHING INDUSTRY: The United States imports 91 percent of all food fish from the other side of the globe, and fish intake is limited to five varieties while ancient coastal communities are in ruins. In Cambodia, the seabed is being emptied and emptied of illegal fishing from Vietnam. The theme is gloomy, but two different documentaries find bright spots.

The fires are natural for the landscape!

The ecology of the landscape: Who is responsible for the fires? With this year's forest fire season in California and Oregon, are we witnessing a new kind of "cultural disaster"?

The ground connection – a different and better life

OFF GRID: New conversion projects are led by social entrepreneurs: the off-grid principle is to be disconnected from the modern society's electricity, water and sewer system.

It's our own fault

DESTROYED NATURE:  Profit hunting, illegal wildlife trafficking and a growing population taking over natural areas provide the basis for disasters. Covid-19 is not the revenge of nature; we have done this to ourselves.

From stone age hunting to industrial slaughter

PLANT COST: Is there no way beyond meat?

Dormant ideological viruses

KORONA: Will a far more favorable ideological virus spread and hopefully infect us, the virus that makes us think of another society, beyond the nation-state, a society that realizes itself as global solidarity and cooperation?

Michael Moore's new film: Critical to alternative energy

ENVIRONMENT: For many, green energy solutions are just a new way to make money, says director Jeff Gibbs.

"EUROPE'S GREEN LUNGES": IKEA on a picnic

GREEN GOLD: The forests of Transylvania have become a deadly battlefield with mafia methods and bestial murders of several forest bailiffs. 650 foresters and activists have been assaulted. And in the midst of the power struggle over the Romanian forests stands the furniture giant IKEA.

The fire disaster as a turning point

PYROCEN: According to Bronwyn Lay, the catastrophic fires in Australia can be an opportunity to learn from Aboriginal interactions with nature.

At full speed into an ecological cul-de-sac

5G: It is not documented that 5G is safe. On the contrary, 5G will reinforce the damage we have already inflicted on the biosphere and life on Earth.

Australia is burning

INFERNO DOWN BELOW: Like the world's tornadoes and floods, Australia's fires have been named over the years. Now we could call them 'eternal fires'. Can the incredible tragedies we witnessed be the start of a brighter future for Australia?