Prometheus Institute Stiftung Solarenergie - Portal Dr. Harald Schützeichel, Chairman and CEO, SwitzerlandHarald Schützeichel (1960) was CEO of S.A.G. Solarstrom AG, a solar pv multivendor company and one of the one pioneers of the solar sector. This company was founded in 1998 in Germany. Harald built up the company from a one-man-company to an international leading solar service and installation company with daughter companies in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. He also was responsible for the succesfull IPO. Following his work with Solarstrom AG, in 2005 he founded the Solar Energy Foundation Stiftung Solarenergie in Germany, later also in Switzerland and Ethiopia. Harald is a lecturer for business management, human resources management and ethical business at the University of Freiburg / Germany since 2006. He studied theology, philosophy and musical sciences and is the author of numerous scientific publications. Harald is living in Switzerland.
Meat consumption per capita | Environment Between 1961 and 2002, meat consumption has seen a large increase virtually worldwide and a corresponding jump in its environmental impact. Links between meat consumption and climate change have been widely known for many years, partly due to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest to make room for the livestock. Clearing these forests is estimated to produce a staggering 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than the entire transport sector. Increased meat-eating has followed rising affluence in many parts of the world. China's levels doubled between 1990 and 2002. The US and the UK are among the few countries whose meat consumption levels have remained relatively stable. • DATA: Meat consumption per capita • Can you do something with this data?
National Vulnerability Database (CVE-2012-4543) Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Red Hat Certificate System (RHCS) before 8.1.3 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) pageStart or (2) pageSize to the displayCRL script, or (3) nonce variable to the profileProcess script. Impact CVSS Severity (version 2.0): Impact Subscore: 2.9 Exploitability Subscore: 8.6 CVSS Version 2 Metrics: Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism Access Complexity: Medium Authentication: Not required to exploit Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. External Source: REDHAT Name: RHSA-2012:1550 Type: Advisory External Source: SECUNIA Name: 51482 External Source: MISC Name: External Source: BID Name: 56843 Name: RHSA-2013:0511 External Source: SECTRACK Name: 1027846
Social Capital Markets Group News Coca-Cola (KO) sells millions of bottles of its fizzy sugar water in the poorest villages of the world at 15¢ to 25¢ per bottle—prices locals can barely afford. What would happen to the multinational’s business if a well-funded Chinese soft drink startup decided to crash that market with a sweet but relatively nutritious beverage it sold for 5¢ a bottle? Coke would most likely get crushed. That’s the example Paul Polak uses in his April TED talk to underscore the possibilities he sees for disruptive, massively scalable for-profit businesses serving those who have the least. Polak, who has spoken to more than 3,000 poor people during his years traveling the world, believes that innovation serving the bottom of the pyramid will not only improve their lives but also increase competition at the top. These incursions that initially serve the poor and later end up serving the rich could be hugely disruptive market forces.
The size of the hole in the ozone layer | Environment The ozone layer is vital for the continuation of much of life on earth - its protective effect stops harmful UV-C radiation from reaching the surface. Whilst some of our efforts may have had unintended consequences , the struggle still remains to ensure that the existing hole does not continue to grow. The data below shows that since the Montreal protocol came into force, the size of the ozone hole has increased in size by 36%. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are largely to blame. It is hoped that the ozone layer will be able to recover in as little as 50 years due to the decrease in use of CFCs. • DATA: Size of hole in ozone layer • Can you do something with this data?
ES-ISAC - Home The Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ES-ISAC) establishes situational awareness, incident management, coordination and communication capabilities within the electricity sector through timely, reliable and secure information exchange. The ES-ISAC, in collaboration with the Department of Energy and the Electricity Sector Coordinating Council (ESCC), serves as the primary security communications channel for the electricity sector and enhances the ability of the sector to prepare for and respond to cyber and physical threats, vulnerabilities and incidents. The ES-ISAC engages in the following activities: Carbon emissions data: can the Copenhagen climate summit bring these down? Full data, new viz | Environment | The Guardian The Csummit is finally here - and Copenhagen is likely to be a historic moment, whatever the result. The background to the Copnehagen summit is the amount of carbon we're pumping out into the atmosphere. These are the figures, and the latest visualisation we've produced. Which country is number one in carbon emissions? Up until very recently, it was the US - now, it is indisputedly China, as shown by this data. These are the latest figures - up to 2007 - from the respected US Energy Information Administration. The curious thing is, we've been here before. We asked the EIA and this is what they said: Each year we review the underlying consumption data for petroleum, natural gas, and coal and the flaring data for natural gas and make any necessary revisions. Of course, these aren't all emissions - just consumption of engergy, which accounts for 60% of the total. Because of the interest, the EIA are going to come up with 2008 figures at the end of this year or early 2010. Download the pdf