The Scream of Nature in a Norwegian Context

This finger-print is taken from “The Scream” by Munch.  The German title Munch gave these works is Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature). The works show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky. Arthur Lubow has described The Scream as “an icon of modern art, a Mona Lisa for our time.”[1]

 “One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood red. I sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed to me that I heard the scream. I painted this picture, painted the clouds as actual blood. The color shrieked. This became The Scream.” [9]

The “iconic” value created in 1892 was a starting point for our modern  “ANGST” theories  in psychology, with the Wiener-intellectuals of Freudian characteristics of our human nature.

1992 – 100 years after “The Scream” by Munch – we had a global, hysterical scream in Rio de Janerio Earth Summit.

172 governments participated, with 116 sending their heads of state or government.[1] Some 2,400 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) attended, with 17,000 people at the parallel NGO “Global Forum” (also called Forum Global), who had Consultative Status.

The Agenda 21, lead by Gro Harlem Bruntland,

The Earth Summit resulted in the following documents:

  •  Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
  • Agenda 21
  • Forest Principles

Moreover, important legally binding agreements (Rio Convention) were opened for signature:

  • Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

In 2012, at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development the attending members reaffirmed their commitment to Agenda 21 in their outcome document called “The Future We Want”. 180 leaders from nations participated.

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 12 December 2015. It was the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties (CMP) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.[1]

The conference negotiated the Paris Agreement, a global agreement on the reduction of climate change, the text of which represented a consensus of the representatives of the 196 parties attending it.[2] The agreement will enter into force when joined by at least 55 countries which together represent at least 55 percent of global greenhouse emissions.[3][4][5] On 22 April 2016 (Earth Day), 174 countries signed the agreement in New York, [6] and began adopting it within their own legal systems (through ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession).


2017 – we humans are still screaming, and we understand that the Law and Power of nature is stronger than us!  Looking at the Earth from the moon, we can still see that we are champions in making desert.

This is the opposite of what we champion. We champion, promote, support and invest in the greening projects on the globe – with a dedicated focus on Circular Economy.

The Scandinavian meaning of doing business is literally:  “Enterprising for life / Nourishning  life”   – our busy-ness model is this – we do our best to enhance life quality and we listen to the scream of nature, as it is a symbiotic scream within ourselves.

This is the context of the fingerprint of The Scream for our London based enterprise:  Norwegian Bedrock Invest.

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