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    It is true that Japan has changed forms of...

    It is true that Japan has changed forms of governments several times, but it was always a monarchy with an emperor. The real question is whether Tennō (天皇) should really be translated as emperor or...
  2. Which airlines are the most environmentally friendly?

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has estimated that aviation is responsible for around 3.5 percent of anthropogenic climate change. That may not seem much, but it's important to...
  3. I don't see how you can avoid the transportation...

    I don't see how you can avoid the transportation of cocoa beans from tropical plantations unless you live in such a country. The only way to limit transportation is to buy the finished product...
  4. How to choose the best chocolate for your health and for the planet?

    In 2015, 3 million tonnes of cocoa beans were harvested to produce chocolate, and demand has been increasing by 2 to 5% each year. The global consumption of chocolate in 2019 reached 7.7 million...
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    Poll: The Economist predicts...

    The Economist predicts that Joe Biden has 97% of chances of being elected president and Democrats have 99% chances of keeping control of the House of Representatives.
  6. If you want to be sure to buy brands that are...

    If you want to be sure to buy brands that are safe for health and for the environment, I recommend these:



    Brand
    Country
    Personal Care
    Cosmetics
    Sun Care
    Baby Care
  7. New maps of the quality of roads, number of speeding fines & road fatalities

    I have added new vehicle maps of Europe. I wanted to see if there was a correlation between road fatalities and the quality of roads or number of speeding fines per capita. There doesn't seem to be...
  8. Many countries set to ban sales of petrol/diesel cars by 2030 or 2040

    It may come as a shock to many of you, but one European country has already banned the sales of new petrol/diesel cars this year: Austria.

    Wikipedia keeps a list of countries that plan to...
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    China to become carbon neutral by 2060

    This is great news. To put this in perspective, the EU, Canada, South Korea and many other countries aim to become climate-neutral by 2050, but the USA hasn't set any deadline yet. Within the EU some...
  10. Stand.Earth denounces European banks financing trade of Amazon oil to USA

    A groundbreaking report by Stand.Earth and Amazon Watch exposes a range of European banks have provided $10 billion USD in trade financing for over 155 million barrels of oil from the Ecuadorian...
  11. Sustainability ratings of major food and drink corporations

    The companies ranked here include food and drink manufacturers, international supermarket chains (also selling their own food products) as well as restaurant and café chains. Most of these companies...
  12. Sustainability ratings of Personal Care & Home Care brands

    This ranking analyses the sustainability and environmental impact of cosmetics, personal hygiene and home cleaning product manufacturers. Only major corporations were included. The rating includes...
  13. Why would they say the opposite of what they...

    Why would they say the opposite of what they write in their paper to the Daily Mail? Or is it the journalists from the Daily Mail who distorted what he said?

    It's completely ridiculous to say that...
  14. Here is what the study says regarding the skin,...

    Here is what the study says regarding the skin, hair and eye pigmentation of the Vikings. It's almost identical to modern Danes.

    "The SNPs with strongest association with lighter hair and eye...
  15. Here is the summary of the Y-DNA of all samples...

    Here is the summary of the Y-DNA of all samples in the study.

    https://www.eupedia.com/images/Viking-Y-DNA.png

    The paper says:

    "The ancient samples in the present study are mainly distributed...
  16. Population genomics of the Viking world (Margaryan et al 2020)

    A new paper just came out: Population genomics of the Viking world (Margaryan et al 2020)

    Abstract

    The maritime expansion of Scandinavian populations during the Viking Age (about AD 750–1050)...
  17. Did you read the report?

    Did you read the report?
  18. I looked up the numbers for Belgium. During the...

    I looked up the numbers for Belgium. During the lockdown in May, it was reported that in Western Europe the percentages of teleworkers were 65% in Britain, 62% in Belgium, 55% in the Netherlands and...
  19. British workers twice as likely to work from home than French or Germans since Covid

    The Coronavirus lockdown has changed the way people work in the West (and probably elsewhere too). Now that the lockdown has been easing or completely removed, many workers still prefer to work from...
  20. ITUC's Global Workers' Rights Index reveal terrible scores for USA and Greece

    The International Trade Union Confederation has published its Global Rights Index 2020. I have created a map of Europe with the results. We see that as usual Germanic countries are well rated when it...
  21. Ranking of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly car makers

    Following the ranking for the most eco-friendly fashion brands and electronics companies, I am now tackling the automobile industry. Car manufacturing has a considerable environmental impact,...
  22. Unilever to eliminate fossil fuels from its cleaning and laundry products by 2030

    Unilever pledges to invest €1bn in eliminating fossil fuels from cleaning products by 2030

    "Unilever has announced it is to invest €1bn in measures that could allow it to eliminate fossil fuels...
  23. 9% to 27% of deaths in Europe caused by pollution

    BBC News: EU says one in eight deaths is linked to pollution, according to a new report by the EU's environment agency (EEA).

    "It found that a total of 630,000 premature deaths in the EU were...
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    Quora is probably the most famous and active...

    Quora is probably the most famous and active question-and-answer website on the Web. It was founded by former Facebook employees and has 300 million unique people a month. The site has been praised...
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    As for people not disliking non-Christians in the...

    As for people not disliking non-Christians in the Bible Belt, it seems that local residents posting on Quora disagree.

    What is the best way to explain what the Bible Belt is and what life is like...
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