World Soil Day 2021

Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity On December 5 of each year we celebrate World Soil Day. In 2014 the UN designated this date, which had been proposed by FAO a year earlier. Although its origin was in 2002, promoted as an event by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), within the framework of [...]

By |2021-12-07T20:50:34+00:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Forest, Pollution, Soils, Sustainability, Water|0 Comments

The Autotrophs

I don't think any poet is attracted to this word and even less to use it in any of his creations. Autotroph is soundless, hollow, not at all fancy and looks more like aggressive. For some it may even seem like the name of a criminal gang ... the gang "The Autotrophs". But none of [...]

By |2021-12-07T19:56:48+00:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Forest, Soils, Sustainability, Water|0 Comments

Summary and conclusions of COP26 Glasgow 2021

Introduction. Half a century lost before Glasgow. Summary of COP26. What is the Glasgow Climate Pact? Main objectives of COP26. Who were the absent leaders? The physical spaces. Opinions. COP26 conclusions Introduction Half a century lost before Glasgow In Stockholm-1972 the First Earth Summit was held. This meeting produced the "Stockholm Declaration", a document comparable [...]

Heat waves, fires, and climate change

The temperatures recorded these days in Lytton, Canada and Pakistan are an alert to the world This year 2021 we have seen unprecedented phenomena related to excessive heat, which has surprised the north of the planet. The situation has turned dramatic in the small town of Lytton, on June 29, where the temperature touched 49.5 [...]

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2021

Restoration. Land. Recovery  The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) established "Restoration - Land - Recovery" as a theme for 2021, focusing on the transformation of degraded lands into healthy lands, and within the framework of the United Nations Decade on the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030. On this occasion, the host country is Costa [...]

By |2021-07-03T19:12:51+00:00June 17th, 2021|Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Forest, Soils, Sustainability, Water|0 Comments

The Earth talks in its Day

Today, April 22, I am 4300 million years old and in such a long period I have never seen anything like this. But first let me introduce myself. My name is Earth or Mother Earth. I am a blue globe, which in practice is a gigantic condominium with hundreds of thousands of apartments inhabited by [...]

By |2021-04-22T02:41:41+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Air, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Pollution, Soils, Water|0 Comments

The ABC of Wildfires: Australia, Brazil, and California

Every year vegetation fires occupy more inches in the media. And is not for less. Along with greenhouse gas emissions and the extinction of species, forest fires have for decades become one of the great threats to the Earth's climate system and therefore to the life that develops on it. These fires, some of great [...]

Brief update on Permafrost There is not much talk about permafrost, despite its enormous size and importance. To give you an idea, these ice-free frozen regions occupy a quarter of the Earth's soils. The name was coined in 1943 by S. W. Müller and is derived from "permanent" and "frost" words, that is, permanently [...]

By |2020-08-30T03:11:01+00:00August 30th, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Soils|0 Comments

International Soil Conservation Day

It is celebrated on July 7 since 1963 in memory of Dr. Hugh Hammond Bennett, American researcher who dedicated himself to the study of the production and care of the soil, while retaining its integrity to maintain the balance of the environment. Soil is one of the most important resources to combat climate change. Like [...]

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2020

On June 17, the United Nations celebrates the Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, dedicated this 2020 to promote a change of attitude towards the incessant production and consumption of humanity, which in part are generating desertification and degradation of the lands on the planet. This year the motto is “Food. Feed. Fibre”, with which [...]

By |2021-06-17T05:41:52+00:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Forest, Global Warming, Soils, Sustainability, Water|0 Comments
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