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Earth albedo for beginners: “reflections” on the reason why it has to be included in life cycle assessment*
The Earth has an average planetary albedo of ∽0.3 (Wielicki, Wong, Loeb, Minnis, Priestley, & Kandel, 2005), but considerable differences exist between different areas on the planet. Figure 1 shows that different areas on Earth are characterized by different surface … Continue reading
Seven years ago, during the night of 6 April 2009 the city of L’Aquila suffered one of the most tragic events in the modern history of Italy. At 3:32 A.M. a seismic event of 6.3 magnitude, which was preceded by … Continue reading
Big Data has had a fast career as new topic (and occasionally buzzword) in the social sciences during the last years. It describes new opportunities for research emerging from the unprecedented and largely untapped quantity, immediacy, and variety of data … Continue reading
Most countries use a real estate tax dependent on the value or size of buildings. These property taxes can be contrasted to a Land Value Tax (‘LVT’) system, in which only the value of land functions as tax base, not … Continue reading
I often hear academic colleagues that criticize others’ works by labelling them as “good journalistic inquiries”. The underlying idea, here, is that journalistic enquiry is some kind of epistemologically inconsistent version of real scientific enquiry, that is, academic research. And, … Continue reading