FAQs about Climate Change

10. How can we lose the fight against climate change?

While it is true that important steps have been taken towards sustainable economies, as we can appreciate in the increasingly frequent news about electric cars, or on the advances in the field of wind energy, solar energy or green cities, it is also true that there are real dangers that threaten the transition to a sustainable economy. The issue of climate change has been relegated several times in the past, especially in climate conferences. It would be worrying if it were repeated in the next events.

Among the factors that could stop the fight against climate change we can mention the economic crises; the impossibility of collecting the $ 100 billion per year of the Green Climate Fund, starting in 2020, to help low-income countries change their energy patterns towards clean fuels. The dependence of some countries on their fossil energy resources are also threats; new technologies to produce fuels through unconventional techniques such as fracking; the discovery of huge oil and natural gas fields; the deforestation of large forests, as happened in Borneo; the eventual destruction of the Amazon rainforest; the emergence of extraordinary events such as a great war, which would distract both attention and the economic resources needed to comply with the clauses of the Paris Agreement.

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Pioneers of Climate Change

At all times and in all sciences, there have always been visionaries, those people who anticipate situations long before other persons can glimpse them. This is the case of Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768-1830), a French mathematician and physicist, who in 1824 calculated that an object the size of the Earth and with a similar distance from the sun, it should be much colder to what our planet is really like. He affirmed that it was maintained with a temperate climate because the atmosphere retains the heat as if it were under glass. Thus, Fourier has the honor of being the first to use the greenhouse analogy…

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Climate change, what is it and what are its causes?

Anthropogenic climate change is the variation of climate status attributed to human activity that alters the composition of the atmosphere and has consequences on the entire planet. The main cause of climate change is global warming caused by emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), of anthropogenic origin, among which CO2 is the most frequent. The sources responsible for these emissions are the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas, used mainly in industry and transport.

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