Category Archives: Environment

My musings on environmental issues — such as global warming, carbon emission, as well as income disparity and poverty.

Troubled Conscience

Do you feel troubled and responsible for things over which you have no control? If you do, this post may help you get by. Then again, it may make it worse… Continue reading

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Ethics In Business and Leadership

Prof. Surya Sethi gave this speech at the World Forum for Ethics in Business – International Leadership Symposium
Monday, April 2, 2012 in Singapore. Passionate and eloquent, this speech details some of the shocking truths about the world we live in. A learned expose on the many topics I have tried to bring to my readers, this speech is reproduced on the Unreal Blog with the kind permission of the speaker. Continue reading

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Human Virus

A frank, but strange, look at global warming. Are we a virus on the earth? And is the global warming a bout of fever? Published in the Singaporean newspaper, Today, on 1 Dec 2008.

[...] The end result of a viral infection is always gloomy. Either the host succumbs or the virus gets beaten by the host’s immune systems. If we are the virus, both these eventualities are unpalatable. We don’t want to kill the Earth. And we certainly don’t want to be exterminated by the Earth. But those are the only possible outcomes of our viral-like activity here. It is unlikely that we will get exterminated; we are far too sophisticated for that. In all likelihood, we will make our planet uninhabitable. We may, by then, have our technological means of migrating to other planetary systems. In other words, if we are lucky, we may be contagious! [...] Continue reading

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Talent and Intelligence

If hard work does not entitle us to fat bonuses, perhaps our “talent” does? This is the third in the series of posts based on an upcoming column of mine in the Wilmott Magazine. Continue reading

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Little Materialists

Do you think kids are more materialistic these days? I think so. And I think I know why. Continue reading

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Global Warming and the Flu

An unreal look at global warming. Are we a virus on the earth? And is the global warming a bout of fever? Published in the Singaporean newspaper, Today, on 1 Dec 2008. Continue reading

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An Economics Question

One simple question. For some of us to be wealthy, is it necessary to keep some others poor? Continue reading

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La logique

The last of my French redactions to be blogged, this one wasn’t such a hit with the class. They expected a joke, but what they got was, well, this. It was written the day after I watched an air show on TV where the French were proudly showcasing their fighter technology. This one talks about how logical conclusions can be illogical. Continue reading

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