PARIS2015. Many Observing How Few Talk. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Paris2015. Many Observing How Few Talk. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

All media platforms are covering the UN Climate Talks being held in Paris.

For those currently attending to these talks and meetings, they have the option to listen, observe and even for some, they can engage in proactive talks.

Among those getting involved in talks, some represent more powerful positions than others. And meanwhile powerful people talk, we, less powerful and influential, we can just observe.

When I was looking at the features being implemented by the organizers to allow access through the web to relevant information I came across the stats applied to promote the use of social media. I found interesting the following image since I believe that it represents my previous words. When powerful people talk we can only observe.

Observing those who are Just talking by Diego Fdez-Sevilla

Today 1st Dec 2015 at 13.30 CET

For those of us who can not be at the conferences I believe that there are couple of relevant websites to keep in mind:

From the UN Climate Change home website:

My take on PARIS2015

Sure each one of you would interpret it in your own way. For me, I just thought that “we are Just observing to those who are Just talking. I hope they are surrounded by knowledgeable people they can Just listen to.”

My posture on Climate Adaptation is based on the concept of that the stability of our climate is directly linked with the stability of our environment. And therefore, any technology applied to manipulate energy (energy is not produced or destroyed, just transformed and transferred) must be studied under one principle:

  • The suitability for any policy and technology to mitigate climatic drifts, either considered renewable or otherwise,  depends directly on its impact over the ability of the environment to regenerate the resources consumed (solid, liquid and volatile) and recover from the transformation enforced in any part of the ecosystem (Biosphere, Land, Water and Atmosphere) throughout any of the stages followed, such as:
    1. Development,
    2. Manufacturing,
    3. Application,
    4. Maintenance,
    5. Upgrading obsolete stages,
    6. and, Recycle, Reuse or Treatment of subsidiary residuals throughout all the stages (solid, liquid or volatile). From its development to disposal due to functional state at the end-of-live (EOL) .

Applying a gas-powered chain saw or an electric chain saw or axes to cut down trees without sustainable management would not make any difference in the long run.

Designing technologies to replace the functionality of trees as carbon sinks meanwhile clearing vast amounts of forested land cover to obtain the minerals and land surface required for their manufacture, application and maintenance would  make no sense in the long run.

Our global ecosystem is made off individual parts. Each one playing roles individually as much as throughout interacting synergies. The diversity in the distribution and composition of biological systems, water bodies and landmarks around the globe responds to such dichotomy of functionality. Forests, lakes, desserts, meadows, wetlands, … show specific properties adapted to local features (water availability, topography, wind speed, altitude, …) but associated with the developments of events involved in the global circulation.

Altogether, they have demonstrated through millennia that this system can absorb changes in external forces, minimize its impact and recover from such pressure.

The capacity of the human specie to interfere with the capacity for regeneration and recovery of the global environment carries, under my point of view, a way more dangerous risk in the long run than only the raise of temperatures and sea level.

So far our environment is reacting to the perturbation of having our activities changing the composition of the atmosphere, biodiversity and land cover and use as the main forcings. We know that the Earth has faced perturbations from other forces in the past based on ice core and fossil records. If any of those forces, either Solar activity, volcanic, cosmic rays, tilt, asteroids or intern planetary fluctuations on its core come in place, our environment will not only be not prepared to absorb the perturbation, it will not even recover from it. And we haven’t considered yet the possibility of facing a perturbation which could stop the development and application of any of our technology, renewable or not, such as a magnetic solar flare.

In that case, we will have to rely on the environment to absorb and recover from the perturbation. Will we have an environment strong enough to rely on for our protection?

Human activities are a problem. Now we are facing the question of if they can be the solution. But, can they be both, the problem and the solution?

I believe that this is a question with more deep considerations than falling blindly under the concepts of “Bio” and “Renewable”. We should consider how innocuous all those strategies are for what we want, or need, to preserve.

If Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, sure this is a renewable talk plenty of resources to be naturally replenished on a human timescale.

We are Just observing to those who are talking.
I hope they are surrounded by knowledgeable people they also listen to.

Among others I would like to point out to related posts been published previously under the categories Environmental Resilience, Biological Productivity, Influence of Continentality and/or Inland Water bodies and Water cycle.

Also, here I leave some specific related previous publications:

 

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(This post is part of a more complex piece of independent research. I don´t have founding, political agenda or publishing revenues from visits. Any scientist working in disciplines related with the topics that I treat in my blog knows how to judge the contribution that my work could potentially add to the state of knowledge. Since I am in transition looking for a position in research, if you are one of those scientists, by just acknowledging any value you might see from my contribution, would not only make justice to my effort as independent researcher, but ultimately, it will help me to enhance my chances to find a position with resources to further develop my work.

I believe that the hypothesis that I have presented in previous posts in this blog (here,here and here) could help to understand present and possible future scenarios in atmospheric circulation. However, this is an assessment based on observation which needs to be validated throughout open discussion and data gathering. So please feel free to incorporate your thoughts and comments in a constructive manner.

If you feel like sharing this post I would appreciate to have a reference about the place or platform, by private or public message, in order for me to have the opportunity to join the debate and be aware of the repercussion which might generate d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com)

For anybody interested in the posts related with this discussion here I leave you those more relevant in chronological order (there are comments bellow some of them. Please check them out):

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About Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.

Citing This Site "Title", published online "Month"+"Year", retrieved on "Month""Day", "Year" from http://www.diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com. By Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD. More guidance on citing this web as a source can be found at NASA webpage: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/bibliography/citations#! DOIs can be generated on demand by request by email: d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com for those publications missing at the ResearchGate profile vinculated with this project. Author´s profile: Bachelor in General Biology, Masters degree "Licenciado" in Environmental Sciences (2001, Spain). PhD in Aerobiology (2007, UK). Lived, acquired training and worked in Spain, UK, Germany and Poland. I have shared the outcome from my previous work as scientific speaker in events held in those countries as well as in Switzerland and Finland. After couple of years performing research and working in institutions linked with environmental research and management, I find myself in a period of transition searching for a new position or funding to support my research. In the present competitive scenario, instead of just moving my cv and wait for my next opportunity to arrive, I have decided to invest also my energy and time in opening my own line of research showing what I am capable of. The value of the data and the original nature of the research presented in this blog has proved to be worthy of consideration by the scientific community as well as for publication in scientific journals. However, without a position as member of an institution, it becomes very challenging to be published. I hope that this handicap do not overshadow the value of my work and the intellectual rights represented by the license of attribution attached are respected and considered by the scientist involved in this line of research. Any comment and feedback aimed to be constructive is welcome. In this blog I publish pieces of research focused on addressing relevant environmental questions. Furthermore, I try to break the barrier that academic publications very often offer isolating scientific findings from the general public. In that way I address those topics which I am familiar with, thanks to my training in environmental research, making them available throughout my posts. (see "Framework and Timeline" for a complete index). At this moment, 2017, I am living in Spain with no affiliation attachments. Free to relocate geographically worldwide. If you feel that I could be a contribution to your institution, team and projects don´t hesitate in contact me at d.fdezsevilla (at) gmail.com or consult my profile at LinkedIn, ResearchGate and Academia.edu. Also, I'd appreciate information about any opportunity that you might know and believe it could match with my aptitudes. The conclusions and ideas expressed in each post as part of my own creativity are part of my Intellectual Portfolio and are protected by Intellectual Property Laws. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial conditions. In citing my work from this website, be sure to include the date of access. (c)Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD, 2017. Filling in or Finding Out the gaps around. Publication accessed 20YY-MM-DD at http://www.diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com/
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