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ETHZ Über Alles:
Misconduct by Swiss Professor

Our colleague Cindy Smith, a [post-doc] project coordinator at Creating a Sustainable Future, CASF, contacted the coauthors of Steps Towards a 2000-Watt Society on December 12, 2007 requesting clarification concerning the information they had earlier provided.

Unfortunately, there was no reply to her inquiry. Instead, her email bounced back marked “spam” by at least one of the authors, Philip Rudolph Von Rohr, who is a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ).

In a subsequent email, Dr Liz Garrett, Director of Programs at CASF, expressed her dismay at the unprecedented level of hostility shown by the authors for no apparent reason other than Ms. Smith’s making a legitimate inquiry regarding a public document, which von Rohr had coauthored. Dr Garrett’s complaint was also ignored.

CASF Members unanimously and unequivocally condemn the “untermenschen” treatment of their colleagues and demand a formal apology from the President of ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) and the co-authors of Steps Towards a 2000-Watt Society

The Members further demand that Philip Rudolph Von Rohr be removed from his professorial post, to avoid campaign action against ETH Zurich.

Signed unanimously by Members of
Creating A Sustainable Future, CASF

Copy of above note was emailed to the following individuals at ETH Zurich

Ralph A. Eichler, President
Gerhard Schmitt, Vice President
Heidi Wunderli-Allenspach, Rector

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8 Responses to “Comments”

  1. feww said

    Are these the type that are charged with “saving” the world, or even Switzerland?

  2. staple70 said

    Hello My Name is Richard, For My First Post I Would Pose A Question That May Dispel A Myth; As Follows…Which Would ASPIRATE MORE OXYGEN, One Square Kilometer Of (managed grassland) Or (existing uncontaminated rain forest). An Answer With Data Would Be Appreciated. thanks.

  3. staple70 said

    Aerial Grass Seeding Of Exposed Denuded Soils May Slow Erosion.

  4. terres said

    Hello Richard, A discussion concerning the rate of aspiration of trees is beyond the scope of this blog.

  5. terres said

    Any recommendation concerning soil erosion control would be greatly appreciated at FAO and UNEP. See portals at

    http://www.fao.org/askfao/home.do
    http://www.unep.org/
    http://www.unep.org/science/

  6. dmitriy said

    very interesting site..respect

  7. feww said

    Thank you!

  8. Axyloqif said

    [Unfamiliar language. Comment edited by Moderator: FEWW]

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