Happy New Year 2016 (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)
Every time I need to think I take my camera and go for a walk.
Today 31 Dec 2015, well tonight (3 A.M.), the image shows you the view of my town Ourense with fog suspended over the river which divides the town in two, called the river “Miño”.
I wish you all a successful 2016.
I want to thank anybody whom has shared their thoughts and publish information allowing me to catch up with new developments in different fields of scientific and social repercussion because I believe that your contribution forms part of my blog.
I know that some of my ideas and approach towards environmental issues are not always compelling with yours in part or in their entirety. I value your input because it helps to contrast points of view in a field in which I believe that there are many unsettled aspects still to be understood. I hope that in agreement or disagreement at least my points of view are good enough to highlight gaps of knowledge even when I move away from main stream lines of thinking. Those are difficult to contrast or back up with references from previous works since many times I find out that none or few people have followed them. So here is where your contribution is so important. There is no positive or negative contribution, only constructive. I value any argument which allows me to understand when a line of research is not worthy to be followed any longer.
I have performed research for more than a year using my savings as the principal source of income in order to share something which I have considered more important than even make a persistent search for job positions.
I consider that I have already shared what I had to share about the most relevant issue in environmental sciences, our environment in itself. Temperature is only one face part of a bigger problem. Energy might be considered the box in which everything can fit-in but nobody really knows how it works. I hope I have opened some insides on how much more can be done applying this box to understand synergies between biotic and nonbiotic elements in our global ecosystem. My vocabulary might no contain the right expressions applied in each of your fields but I hope I have build a common framework to join efforts and work together.
If I have helped in any small way to accomplish this I am happy.
By prioritising the use of my savings above persistent search for openings I have reached an inflexion point and that no longer can be a prospect for the future, so if you know any opportunity where my profile could be suitable for a job position I would appreciate your input. Furthermore, in many selection processes it is common to be asked for referees having an opinion about any part of a career. If you find capabilities in my work which could be considered as assets in any selection I would like for you to consider be one of my referees in my applications. If you agree on that please mention it to me with a message and I will include your name and position in my cv when asked.
Thanks for your contribution and look forward for more interaction next year.
Wish you a Happy New Year 2016.
If you want to see more pictures taken from me you can take a look at my profile at National Geographic.
My profile is published at