Anthropocene

2020: the year of truth for earthlings

This year 2020 is expected to activate the Paris Agreement at COP26, Glasgow, Scotland, November 2 to 13. The next twelve months will be crucial and potentially full of challenges, as can be deduced from the insufficient results of COP25 and the history of failure and postponements accumulated during the last quarter of the century, [...]

Can the multiplication of gas pipelines in Europe face the Paris Agreement?

New technologies allow the construction of long gas pipelines at high speed Published in January 2019. Reviewed in December 2019 (These days the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is world news because the United States Congress has approved sanctions related to the Russian gas pipeline that will take natural gas to Germany, [...]

What is expected of COP25 and what are its objectives

COP25 will undoubtedly mark the 2020 climate agenda. The destiny has desired IFEMA facilities to be the setting for one of the most important, difficult and most stressful COPs that have been envisioned since these climatic summits were created in 1995. The challenge of the Madrid Fair (IFEMA) is to set up an event in [...]

Air pollution in big cities is also a topic

At first sight the concern about air pollution, smog or pollution in cities, has been relegated to the background by universal and more alarming issues, which monopolize more headlines, such as global warming, climate change, the recent fire in the Amazon, the active hurricane season, the melting of the world's glaciers, the defrost of Arctic [...]

World Population Day

Why is World Population Day celebrated on July 11? The UN established this date because that day, in 1987, the world population reached 5,000 million people. Since then this figure has increased by more than 50%, surpassing the 7,600 million inhabitants. The numerical growth of humans in the 20th century was explosive. In 1900 the [...]

World Day to Combat Desertification

The "World Day to Combat Desertification" is celebrated every year on June 17, because that day, in 1994, the "Convention to Combat Desertification" was enacted in Paris, that is, a quarter of a century ago. This 25th anniversary of the Convention will be organized by the government of Turkey, in the city of Ankara. This [...]

How we reach the Climate Emergency

On May 1, 2019 England declared the "Climate Emergency". It was the first country to do so. The threat that looms over life on our planet and the pressure of environmental groups made it take this big step. With the Climate Emergency Great Britain set name and last name to gravity. It is the object [...]

Biodiversity in fast fall

Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. Biodiversity is everything. Any issue that we touch, such as global warming, climate change, sustainable economy is a function of it, since it is, for better or for worse, the recipient of our mistakes, successes or omissions. Be good the occasion to update ourselves on what has happened [...]

The asymmetric war against animals

"Protect our species", is the motto chosen by the UN for the celebration of Earth Day 2019, on April 22, in the framework of biodiversity in our privileged blue planet. Talking about biodiversity and species protection, without considering their recent demographic history, at least some of them, would be an incomplete work. But if we [...]

Games of Thrones or Climate Games?

About the premiere of the first episode of the last season of "Game of Thrones". I am 72 years old and I confess that I have never seen a delivery of the successful series. The reason: I need to attend to 24 different topics for having proposed to leave a legacy before leaving this world. [...]