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Climate change, for a green economy

The Paris Agreemen

Climate change, its effects, containment barriers, negotiations, events and events that form the links of a chain that links human action and climate. Unexpectedly, Donald Trump’s decision alters agreements and forecasts. The links in the chain can be released. Trump’s refusal to accept climate change is undoubtedly a quarantine warning in the past 75 years of peace and prosperity; the international order based on complex multilateral agreements is in danger. The Paris Agreement to contain polluting emissions would be threatened, although it is not abolished nor will the 195 signatory countries resign without defending themselves. In the United States, resignation does not rule either. California and other states with their own sustainability programs bring to light their determination to continue advancing in the decarbonisation and stimulation of clean energies. The market itself is linked to curbing pollution. Car manufacturers abandon improvements in diesel engines in favor of clean vehicles. The electric companies themselves are inclined towards natural gas and renewable energies. Technological advances in wind turbines and solar panels. Cost reduction. More employment In effect, clean industries already employ three times more workers in the United States than the coal industry. The industrial giant General Electric is committed to clean air and because the US maintains the leadership in the development of new technologies.

The Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth-nineteenth century was sustained by the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, without significant suspicions were raised about their polluting effects on health and the climate. In 1988, the United Nations created the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which confirms the increase in the average temperature of the planet as a consequence of human action. However, until 2005, in Montreal, the Kyoto Protocol, the first international on climate change, was not ratified. In 2012, a new minimum agreement for contaminating threats was reached in Doha. In December 2015, in Paris, 195 countries pledged to voluntarily make all efforts within their reach so that the temperature of the Earth does not increase more than 1.5 degrees.

A new paradigm opens up: the green economy. The economist Kristian Weise warns: “if you have an intelligent development you will have more growth and less use of natural resources at the same time”. In Denmark wealth increases and CO2 production remains stable; Since 1990, emissions have been reduced by 40 percent while GDP has grown by 80 since 1980. Climate warming is the result of the increased presence of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere due to the use of fossil fuels. which requires its capture, transport, storage and transformation. You have to capture it before it reaches the atmosphere. About 70 percent of these emissions, according to UN studies, come from cities. The average temperature of the planet’s surface has increased 0.85 degrees in the last century. Unfortunately, the warming of the Arctic is much faster. The IPCC indicates an increase of four degrees above the average. The Arctic is the region that warms the most. A true threat because it acts as a coolant for the planet because its white coverage reflects more solar heat into the space of the absorber. When the ice melts, there are areas of dark water or surfaces of earth that absorb more heat from the Sun, which causes a positive feedback effect of climate change. The risk of the planet is true, but the answers are made to wait or the evidence is denied. António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN, declared last May: “the train of sustainability has already left the station, or you are on board or you stay behind. Those who do not bet on the green economy will have a gray future. ” the warming of the Arctic is much faster. The IPCC indicates an increase of four degrees above the average. The Arctic is the region that warms the most. A true threat because it acts as a coolant for the planet because its white coverage reflects more solar heat into the space of the absorber. When the ice melts, there are areas of dark water or surfaces of earth that absorb more heat from the Sun, which causes a positive feedback effect of climate change. The risk of the planet is true, but the answers are made to wait or the evidence is denied. António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN, declared last May: “the train of sustainability has already left the station, or you are on board or you stay behind. Those who do not bet on the green economy will have a gray future. ” the warming of the Arctic is much faster. The IPCC indicates an increase of four degrees above the average. The Arctic is the region that warms the most. A true threat because it acts as a coolant for the planet because its white coverage reflects more solar heat into the space of the absorber. When the ice melts, there are areas of dark water or surfaces of earth that absorb more heat from the Sun, which causes a positive feedback effect of climate change. The risk of the planet is true, but the answers are made to wait or the evidence is denied. António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN, declared last May: “the train of sustainability has already left the station, or you are on board or you stay behind. Those who do not bet on the green economy will have a gray future. “

The abandonment announced by Trump of the Paris agreements is a mistake. A decision that supports Angela Merkel’s statement that “the US government has ceased to be a reliable and predictable ally.”

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, rejects the scientific consensus about the influence of human action on climate. In effect, Pruitt sued the EPA about 14 times when he was the attorney general of Oklahoma, paralyzing the entry into force of Barack Obama’s Clean Power, whose goal was to limit CO2 emissions to 30 percent in 25 years from levels 2005. Another denialist now chairs the Science Committee of Congress. Legislative proposals are being made to prohibit the EPA from conducting research on the effects of pollution on public health and, at the same time, allowing representatives of industries (suspiciously polluting?) To participate in environmental committees.

Spain does not yet have a clear environmental policy. The last episode of this series of vacillations is materialized in the loss of arbitration on renewables due to the cut in premiums. The arbitration award has decreed an indemnity from the Spanish State for Eiser for an amount of 128 million euros. The 26 arbitrations pending between the government and those affected by the cut in premiums – a kind of covert expropriation – may raise the weight of compensation above 3,000 million euros. A cost for the public treasury. An error for the implantation of clean energies that is added to the outcome of the Castor warehouse in the coasts of Tarragona and Castellón, and to the frustrated attempt in Canarian waters on new oil and gas deposits.

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