FAQS about the Visionaries of Climate Change

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8. What were the achievements of the Rio Summit in 1992?

1992 was the year in which “The Second Earth Summit” took place, held in Rio de Janeiro. In it the “Rio Declaration” was issued, reaffirmation of the “Stockholm Declaration” and the creation of the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change” (UNFCCC), which came into force, was approved. in March 1994. As the supreme organ of the UNFCCC, the COP, Conference of the Parties, was established to give practical meaning to its main objectives. Among them, the stabilization of concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. The first COP was held in Bonn in 1995. Since then COPs are held every year.

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Pioneers of Climate Change

At all times and in all sciences, there have always been visionaries, those people who anticipate situations long before other persons can glimpse them. This is the case of Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768-1830), a French mathematician and physicist, who in 1824 calculated that an object the size of the Earth and with a similar distance from the sun, it should be much colder to what our planet is really like. He affirmed that it was maintained with a temperate climate because the atmosphere retains the heat as if it were under glass. Thus, Fourier has the honor of being the first to use the greenhouse analogy…

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Climate change, what is it and what are its causes?

Anthropogenic climate change is the variation of climate status attributed to human activity that alters the composition of the atmosphere and has consequences on the entire planet. The main cause of climate change is global warming caused by emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), of anthropogenic origin, among which CO2 is the most frequent. The sources responsible for these emissions are the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas, used mainly in industry and transport.

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