Frogs’ Jacuzzi or Circular Economy?

For many years now I have been fascinated by theories about the future of our globalized world. Among other things, dystopian film-like events and Jared Diamond’s book (Collapse, 2005) make me keep wondering of possible scenarios – what could possibly happen to our civilization? I am not the only one to worry about it; the scientific community is more concerned than ever by the unsustainability of human activities. A fellow geographer, … Continue reading Frogs’ Jacuzzi or Circular Economy?

Perù, after the wildfires, the downpour: Call for HOT mappers!

You certainly know the Machu Picchu and Cusco, the Inca Empire former capital, the mountain caps shaped like Goofy’s ears, or the black bowler hats worn by women, the vivid colors of their whool clothes, the moody llamas, or their cuter cousins, the alpacas… And you may have heard about El Niño Costero phenomenon. It was originally referring to little Jesus, as the natural warming … Continue reading Perù, after the wildfires, the downpour: Call for HOT mappers!

Short eulogy of a tool of mass communication and mass pollution : my little Nokia

After more than 6 years of loyal services, having hosted 5 different sim cards, lightening my weekend camping trips, still battery-lasting up to one week, being ignored in my stolen bag and found on the opposite side of Geneva, having survived dozens of scattering falls on the floor, a 20min water immersion in a Roman aqueduct in Jericho and one hour of tropical rainfall on … Continue reading Short eulogy of a tool of mass communication and mass pollution : my little Nokia