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About Human Activity on Earth between 1972-2022
The situation of the planet, after the 1972 Stockholm Conference, bears little resemblance to what the Swedish capital projected for the future of the Earth 50 years ago. For this reason, it seemed opportune to contrast those idealistic principles, proclamations and thoughts, emanating from the First Earth Summit, with the reality that we have today. We have accompanied this work with our constructive criticism, without leaving the positive facts in the inkwell. ≥…

The good news is that the road for the renewable, green, or clean fuels is clear. Already 13% of the world’s energy is produced by solar and wind energy, and the production of both continues to increase, according to data provided by CNN. The transition process is in full movement and has reached an inertia that makes it unstoppable. It is true that the obstacles exist, especially from those who try to anchor themselves in the past, ≥…

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August and the effects of summer

Heat waves, fires, and climate change

Published in July 2021 and reproduced on the subject of the heat wave that affects a large part of the Northern Hemisphere, with temperatures of historical records.

The temperatures recorded these days in Lytton, Canada and Pakistan are an alert to the world
In the year 2021 we have seen unprecedented phenomena related to excessive heat, which has surprised the north of the planet. The situation has become dramatic in the small town of Lytton, on June 29, 2021, the temperature touched 49.5 °C, causing more than a hundred deaths, the highest measurement of all time in Canada. ≥…

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Stockholm + 50

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Back to Stockholm!

The 1972 Stockholm Conference was everything we should have done, but didn’t do. Going back to Stockholm, in the real sense of the phrase, is impossible. Only in science fiction can you go back to the past. Our proposal to “Return to Stockholm” translates into re-analyzing what was established in Sweden and contrasting it with what was done in the following 50 years. ≥…

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The Stockholm Conference, what is the balance after 50 years?

The First Earth Summit turns half a century old in June 2022. In this article we analyze the positive and negative events that resulted from Stockholm-1972 in these 50 years. The Conference produced the “Stockholm Declaration”, contain seven Proclamations and 26 Principles aimed at normalizing the relations of human beings with the environment. >… 

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©Published first time in November 2015 – Updated August 2022
From COP1 to COP27. The Brief History of COP, Conference of the Parties, is a summary or short timeline of what has happened at the major annual climate conferences. This Brief History was created by SGK-PLANET in 2015 as a fine tapestry that we have been weaving patiently, stitch by stitch, in order to provide our readers with comprehensive information about these important conferences. The present edition covers from COP1 (1995) to the preparations for COP27 (Nov-2022). >…

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The Rio Summit was a fundamental meeting, more important than most people think. In Río de Janeiro set the foundations for the fight against climate change and face the threats that loom over life on Earth, with a view to the 21st century. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was established in Rio and the creation of the COP, Conference of the Parties, was agreed as its supreme body

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The Anthropocene 
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Wind Power: clean, renewable and natural

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Fracking fever, a real threat to Paris Agreement
The failure of the Paris Agreement would be the failure of Homo sapiens. If we do not reverse the increase in global warming and we do not support sustainability on our planet, we will all be losers. There are clear indications that we are going in a opposite direction. >…

 

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Fracking or Hydraulic Fracturing

* Why fracking is not an option (video). * The dangers of fracking * Products obtained * A cloak of mystery about chemicals * A day in Vaca Muerta, a camp in Argentina. We show you the secrets of fracking that very few know. >…

Amazon rainforests

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Why does the lung of the world burn?
It is no little that is at stake in the Amazon rainforest. The lung of the world should not be a token in a casino roulette. This biodiversity emporium is about 7 million km2, it is 12 times the size of Spain, it has 80,000 kinds of trees, 140,000 species of plants, 20% of the world’s species…

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Amazon, the largest and most exuberant rainforest on the planet
* The Amazon and the extraction of CO2 from the atmosphere * The jungle in figures * The 9 countries that share it * Destruction in numbers * The Amazon river key to the jungle * The quantified river * The 12 dangers that loom over the Amazon…

Wildfires

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The ABC of Wildfires: Australia, Brazil, and California

It is no little that is at stake in the Amazon rainforest. The lung of the world should not be a token in a casino roulette. This biodiversity emporium is about 7 million km2, it is 12 times the size of Spain, it has 80,000 kinds of trees, 140,000 species of plants, 20% of the world’s species…

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Australia: A mirror for the world?
Could Australia be the first area of the planet with a climate change concluded?
Not only are the mega fires out of control, which with their violent flames devastate everything they find in their path. Now other phenomena join the fires, increasing the anguish and misfortune of its poor inhabitants, animals and vegetation.