According to a study released in the US magazine Nature, the carbon dioxide and methane concentrations are currently at their highest in the last 800,000 years. This is the conclusion drawn by European scientists after drilling the ice of Antarctica over 3 kilometers. According to Le Figaro it is the result of more than 20… Continue reading Highest concentration of CO2 over 800,000 years
You perhaps remember the enthusiastic article I wrote last December on the UNEP programme that enabled to plant over a billion trees. It was such a tremendous success – two billion trees were planted in 18 months – that this institution wants to plant one tree per person on this planet : seven billions !… Continue reading Toward seven billion trees planted by the UNEP ?
Lord Nicholas Stern released last month a new report on climate change mitigation : Key Elements of a Global Deal on Climate Change (pdf). It focuses on the increasing risks of inaction and stresses that the commitments of both developed and developing countries are vital. To the AFP quoting Lord Stern, he underestimated the threat… Continue reading Nicholas Stern’s new report on climate change mitigation
The capital city of Catalonia and one of my favorite European places is facing an increasing water scarcity due to a severe drought as El Pais notes. This might lead to a total lack of water by October and there are no really good solution to solve this problem as Barcelona doesn’t have any water… Continue reading Barcelona is facing important water scarcity
Protecting biodiversity would protect in an important way Mankind itself. This is the conclusion of the book Sustaining Life, How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity. Written by two Medical Doctors of the Harvard Medical School – Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein – this book seem to be a must read. As a matter of fact,… Continue reading Protecting Nature as it is protecting us
Yesterday, the price of sweet light crude rose for the first time in History over the $120 limit at the New York Mercantile Exchange. As it was the case previously, this is due to the weakness of the US Dollar and to supply concerns of OPEC members (this time, it is Iran and Nigeria). Oil… Continue reading Oil prices reached $120
This is the conclusion of studies done by German climate scientists. This would be due to the slowing activity of the Gulf Stream (pictured left) in both Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This might be a very good news for all us that shouldn’t be seen as a proof that climate change is a scam or… Continue reading Climate change may slow down during ten next years
According to Greentech Media, European utilities are “major movers in the renewable energy space“. They also are becoming global leaders compared to their US competitors. So far, more than 86 Gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity have been installed and an additional 100 GW are to be implemented by the eight “green giants”. This concerns companies… Continue reading Huge European investments in renewables