Climate Change

Warm winter in the northern hemisphere

At the time I write this, noon on March 9, 2020, according to the time of the East of the United States, the temperature in New York is 17 ⁰C, in London 10 ⁰C and in Moscow 7 ⁰C, unlikely levels for this date. The warm winter of 2019-2020 is amazing, but more amazing is [...]

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From Kyoto to Paris, history of two climate agreements

Thus, we arrived at the Second Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro 1992. There the continuity was given to the 26 imperishable statements of Stockholm and therefore impossible hide under the bed. Rio-92 produced preponderant documents. There are seven major challenges to face the problems of the Earth: The "Rio Declaration on Environment and Development." The [...]

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, [...]

Summary and conclusions of the Rio Summit. Second Earth Summit

Revised January 2020 The Rio Summit was a fundamental meeting, more important than most people think. In Río de Janeiro set the foundations for the fight against climate change and face the threats that loom over life on Earth, with a view to the 21st century. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) [...]

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 [...]

Dismantling criticism of Greta Thunberg

There are two kinds of climate deniers: 1) those who do not really believe in climate change and 2) those who pretend not to believe but know that it exists. I believe that the latter are the most dangerous, and their lack of sincerity in the fight against climate change generates many fears and questions. [...]

Brief history of the COPs – UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Published first time in November 2015 – Updated November 2019 It is obligatory to begin our traditional “Brief History of the COP” with the news of the transfer of the headquarters of the COP25 from Chile to Spain, (December 2-13) due to the situation of political instability that occurred in the southern country during October. [...]

COP25, Chile did seize its golden opportunity

I can tell you that since I have been following the COPs, since the presentation of the Kyoto Protocol, COP3-1997, Chile realized one of the best campaigns, activities and awareness about climate change and its related issues that I have seen in the months prior to a COP. His web pages, his videos and his [...]

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 [...]