While some people still want to deny climate change or that Mankind has anything to do with it, the facts are stubborn: our planet is warming fast and it is our handy work.
While it is undeniable that the fight against climate change is ramping up, slowly but surely, rising temperatures and environmental degradation are getting scarier each month. An example among others was how Greenland lost one trillion tons of ice in just three years.
This is according to some study the amounts of trees that are on Planet Earth nowadays. The good news : this is much more than what we previously thought. The bad news : we are cutting them down fast, to a rate of 15 billion per year.
According to recent data Antarctica appears to warm much faster than previously thought. This could have dire consequences for rising sea levels and the hundreds of million of people living in coastal regions worldwide.
Here are some bad news I read last week : deforestation in Brazil is increasing again. For the past years, it had been decreasing steadily, reaching its lowest levels in two decades. But over the last year, deforestation increased by 28 percent over the previous one. As the BBC noted : ” The government is… Continue reading Brazilian deforestation increasing
Even if there have been many good news on the environmental fronts in the past few months, there are still some bad ones. While deforestation of the Amazon rainforest had been drastically reduced since 2004, it seems it increased last year. As Treehugger reports : “According to the Brazilian forest monitoring agency which uses satellite… Continue reading Deforestation in Brazil bumps up
This is bad news. As NASA states : ” For several days this month, Greenland’s surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.“ “Nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland, from its coastal edges to its two-mile-thick center, experienced some melting at its… Continue reading Unprecedented ice melt in Greenland
For my second article for the blog of my friend Sherlock, I decided to write about three great photographs of the Earth seen from space. They enable us to see how our beautiful planet is tiny compared to the immensity of space and thus very fragile. This of course is a good drive to protect… Continue reading Earth seen from space