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.
Last week an obituary of the Great Barrier Reef went viral, but as scientists claim, this is premature. While the situation is critical, it is not completely hopeless.
I wrote as early as 2008 about plastic being a curse for our oceans. It seems the situation may completely out of control as according to the World Economic Forum plastic could outweigh fishes in our oceans by mid century.
We have seen previously that not only cleaning up the oceans from plastic is possible but it could be done quite quickly. Now comes Adidas, the famous sportswear company, with the logical continuation : manufacture stuff with the recovered plastic !
So fast, in fact that scientists studying the phenomenon are making new scales to adapt. As the Guardian reported last week , ” NOAA (the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ) literally has to remake its graphs. “
As I stated this summer in a previous article, we could clean up our oceans from plastic. Better, we could do it in a few years. That’s what Boyan Slat, a 20-year youngster from the Netherlands believe.
A few weekends ago I was fortunate enough to go with great friends to La Barra, a beautifully stunning beach in the Parque Nacional Natural Uramba Bahía Málaga on the Pacific coast of Colombia. The photos I took do not lie, the place is simply magnificient and a great spot to spend a few days far away… Continue reading La Barra, or why we need to clean up our oceans
Bad news for the oceans : according to the BBC : ” Many of the Caribbean’s coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). “ ” Data from more than 35,000 surveys suggests that habitats have declined by more than 50% since the… Continue reading Caribbean’s coral reefs could vanish by 2030
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
It is that time of the month again : here is my selection of the most interesting and note-worthy news of September in the climate, energy and sustainability spheres. Each of them could have been the subject of an article. Given this selection I believe it is safe to say we are reaching tipping points… Continue reading Worth an article : My October 2013 tweets
It is that time of the month again : here is my selection of the most interesting and note-worthy news of September in the climate, energy and sustainability spheres. Each of them could have been the subject of an article. Given this selection I believe it is safe to say we are reaching tipping points… Continue reading Worth an article : My September 2013 tweets
As Japan is working on exploiting one day methane hydrates, I thought it would be appropriate for me to present you an article on this dirty and unconventional fossil fuel which is also referred to as burning ice. As I noted in a draft a while back : « Science without conscience is but ruin… Continue reading Methane hydrates : a pandora’s box ?