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The control of society and the unruly

Hartmut Rosa: The Uncontrollability of the World

THE LATE MOTHERS: People today gain more and more control over their surroundings – but lose contact with the world. Where is the limit for measurements, quality assurances, quantifications and bureaucratic routines?

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

David Elliott: Renewable Energy – Can It Deliver?

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

“It would is not over. Long live what it would be! ”

Paul Wapner: Is Wildness Over?

NATURE: The attempt to control nature's wildness locally has created uncontrolled effects globally. Do we have to freeze and sweat more in the future, or is civilization far wilder?

Simply earthlings

Alain Badiou: Migrants and Militants

MIGRANTS: How hospitable can one be expected to be? Those who do not belong anywhere become poets, because they have to invent a new form of world citizenship, writes Alain Badiou.

Report from the eastern front of the fault steps

Oliver Ramsbotham: When Conflict Resolution Fails

: The most important thing is not to prevent the conflicts themselves, but to remove the violence from them, claims conflict resolution expert Oliver Ramsbotham.