Would we all become Mr. Hyde as soon as the thin veneer of civilization is scraped away? Anders Bolling has gotten himself food for thought.
Terrorist crisis - refugee crisis - financial crisis - euro crisis - metoo crisis - pandemic crisis - Ukraine crisis - energy crisis. Should any gaps arise, the ever-luring climate crisis pops up.
Something is about to break, it is often claimed. But is that true? For decades, immigration has increased, without xenophobia increasing. The view of equality, homosexual rights, violence, and causes of crime has shifted sharply in the direction of human rights.
Africa is on the rise. A large, young, well-educated middle class is emerging that gives the continent enormous development potential. The future lies in new technology and sharpened agriculture.
There is some really good news in last year's report from the UN climate panel IPCC: The horror scenario is no longer considered credible. We can forget the worst forecasts. But this bombshell of joy has been passed over with silence, not only in the media but also largely in the scientific world.
The summer news drought always means a high season for weather news. We will hear that the weather has become increasingly more extreme. Few will ask the follow-up question: is it true? It's a shame, because the answer is essentially no.