Global emissions from energy are flat. Now what ?

There are still reasons to cheer in our fight against climate change. According to the respected International Energy Agency’s new report, global greenhouse gases emissions from energy remained flat in 2016 while the global economy grew by 3.1 percent. 

Vanishing wilderness: 10 percent of Nature gone in 25 years

I admit it is hard to keep your head cool when you read such news, and this despite having discovered the power of positive psychology. To a new study the world has lost ten percent of its wilderness in as little as 25 tiny years… 

Distressing news from the oceans

A few weeks ago I had collected some quite distressing news from the state of our oceans. The four articles I have gathered are quite depressing and just show how urgent action is if we want to keep our planet habitable. First and foremost, The New Scientist presented a new study that on top of… Continue reading Distressing news from the oceans

Impending catastrophe : Earth on the brink

This is the most important news you’ll read this week. Forget about whatever happened in this weekend’s elections in Greece, Egypts or France. Economies may crash but can recover with time. It’s not the case with the environment. To Nature : ”  the global ecosystem as a whole can react in the same way and… Continue reading Impending catastrophe : Earth on the brink

Bee problem nearing a ‘critical point’

Bees are a critical element of global ecosystems and thus, to our survival. Didn’t Albert Einsteim himself stated that ” If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. “ Most unfortunately, those great insects are endangered by Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). To a… Continue reading Bee problem nearing a ‘critical point’

Forests at the heart of World Environment Day

I generally try to stick to current topics and news but couldn’t blog about this year’s World Environment Day, which took place on Sunday. This year the UNEP wanted to emphasize the importance of forests. As I read on the UNEP Facebook page :  “The theme of World Environment Day this year, “Forests: Nature at… Continue reading Forests at the heart of World Environment Day

Biodiversity year ended on high note

To the UNEP : ” A new international body aimed at catalyzing a global response to the loss of biodiversity and world’s economically-important forests, coral reefs and other ecosystems was born yesterday. “ Dubbed the “IPCC for Nature”, the new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will have a tough job at protecting… Continue reading Biodiversity year ended on high note

Investing in Nature provides huge returns

Evidence keeps on piling : investing in Nature and the environment is perhaps one of the best thing you can do, not only for Mankind as a whole but also for yourself as Return On Investments (ROI) are high. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) issued a report which according to the BBC shows… Continue reading Investing in Nature provides huge returns

Healthy oceans matter in climate

A new report published by many agencies of the United Nations – including the FAO, the UNEP and the UNESCO – shows that maintaining healthy oceans is a vital topic for climate change mitigation. Indeed, more than half of the carbon dioxide captured by Nature is captured by oceans and seas. Coastal ecosystems like mangroves… Continue reading Healthy oceans matter in climate