What is carbon dioxide zapping

(Text on the program SWR 4 Morgengru├č see below)

Good Morning! I hardly dare to say that today, because the catastrophe that was on all the news and specials yesterday shocked me quite a bit. When I saw the first pictures of the earthquake and tsunami yesterday, I spontaneously thought of disaster films. Waves tens of meters high rolling over the coast, burning industrial plants, cars over the abysses of roads: I recently saw something like that while zapping on TV late at night and still thought: How unreal. And now this is really happening. These images triggered pity in me for the people there, but also fear: what if such a catastrophe has worldwide consequences? What if Japan's nuclear power plants get out of control? And is something like that completely unthinkable in Germany? Disasters make it clear: the earth is pretty insecure and sensitive. And we humans have so little under control. Even if we often think so. For example, if we think we can build safe nuclear power plants in earthquake areas. This fear that arose in me yesterday in the face of the catastrophe I was able to calm down a little with two things: On the one hand: I turned to the one who holds this earth for me in his hands, to God. Please take care of your creation, do not allow more to be destroyed, and be with the people of Japan! So I pray to God and hope in him. And on the other hand: I tried to get something positive out of my fear, from the negative: more respect for this earth or, in an old word: humility. Yes, the earth, nature is unsafe. I cannot control it. But I can serve her, I can do more to protect her. I want to become even more active against dangerous nuclear power or against too much carbon dioxide in the air, which is one of the causes of natural disasters on this earth. For me this is a haunting message of such terrible catastrophes: We humans must not be the rulers of this earth, we must become its servants.

 

Text of the program in SWR 4 Morgengru├č

Good Morning! I hardly dare to say that today, given the catastrophe in Japan. And I also listen to the hits that are currently on SWR 4 with mixed feelings: Sure, I can look forward to it, but I also have to think of the many people in Japan, for whom this is a terrible weekend. When I saw the first pictures of the earthquake and tsunami yesterday, I spontaneously thought of disaster films. Waves tens of meters high rolling over the coast, burning industrial plants, cars over abysses of roads: I recently saw something like that while zapping on television late at night and still thought: How unreal. And now this is really happening. The pictures from Japan also triggered fear in me: What if such a catastrophe has worldwide consequences? What if nuclear power plants there get out of control? And is something like that completely unthinkable in Germany? Disasters make it clear: the earth is pretty insecure and sensitive. And we humans have so little under control. Even if we often think so. For example, if we think we can build safe nuclear power plants in earthquake areas.

This fear that arose in me yesterday in the face of the catastrophe I was able to calm down a little with two things: On the one hand: I turned to the one who holds this earth for me in his hands, to God. Please take care of your creation, do not allow more to be destroyed, and be with the people of Japan! So I pray to God and hope in him. And on the other hand: I tried to get something positive out of my fear, from the negative: more respect for this earth or, in an old word: humility. Yes, the earth, nature is unsafe. I cannot control it. But I can serve her, I can do more to protect her. I want to do even more to combat dangerous nuclear power and to combat too much carbon dioxide in the air, which is one of the causes of natural disasters on this earth. For me this is a haunting message of such terrible catastrophes: We humans must not be the rulers of this earth, we must become its servants.

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