As “global leaders” gather in Paris for a climate summit and pledge to stand together against the threat of “global warming”and setting in motion frantic diplomatic efforts to reach a “new, more sweeping agreement”, I have a feeling that will be “party” as usual in the end of this UN summit. “Paris must be the start of a far-reaching change,” French President Francois … Read More
Keep an eye on the COP
As we are less than 2 weeks away from the deal of our time, the one that can define the short-term survival of many nations, and the long-term shape of our species. It’s time to get ready and step aside of our daily routine and give all our attentions to what is going to happen in COP20 or CMP10 UN … Read More
Shades of Green
With more and more companies and individuals pursuing green solutions in order to “save the world”, the question arises: How green are we? Japanese METI’s decision to treat biofuels as a source of greenhouse gases and require oil companies to cut emissions reveals that there is a gap between the Kyoto Protocol’s “definition of green” (where bioethanol and other biofuels … Read More
Earth Day … sorry, what?
It is theorized that the true age of the earth is about 4.6 billion years old, formed at about the same time as the rest of our solar system. The first hominid, related to modern man but with less than one-third of the brain size, evolved about 5 million years ago. Archaic Homo Sapiens, with brains similar in size to … Read More
Can the internet save us from climate change?
In one word? Yes! According to the classic Hot, Flat and Crowded book by Prof. Thomas L Friedman, the challenge ahead for us is to create a system that takes into account the 3 main points of “climate weirdness” (like the author likes to call it): (1) Speed (we must move fast in our actions if we want to have … Read More