Breaking the Mountain of COVID19 under a Climate in Transition (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD)

Breaking the Mountain of COVID19 under a Climate in Transition (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD)

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What we need is to make concepts out of numbers, and not numbers out of concepts.

Since 31 December 2019 and as of 16 April 2020, 2 029 930 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 136 320 deaths.

The first challenge comes from reaching the top of the mountain. But the real accomplishment is to comeback without leaving anyone behind.

I see many similarities around the world about facing the COVID19 and all other global issues.

I have been working for many years assessing the value of numerical Indicators to address the performance of the environment and the strategies to be implemented. Now “indicators” are being built to address the Covid19 and to design strategies to be applied to define the measures to contain the COVID19.

The organisms and leaders of our world are playing exactly the same role for Environmental debates as for the COVID19. The same strength and functionality is seen in governments, political, scientific and popularity leaders, and institutions about how much input have they played to control the COVID19 as for Environmental and Climatic transformations.

Throughout all my career since 2003 I have faced the challenge of explaining that numerical indicators are just as good as the method applied to make them and the person making the interpretation of the data. Everybody can build charts and indicators based on numbers, a different matter is to understand what those numbers mean and, most importantly, what those numbers are not capable of representing.

Something that many people are not realising is that the COVID19 is taking all resources available from hospitals and health services. We are counting the number of deaths directly linked with those suffering the Virus. But, at the same time, since health services are overcrowded with a contagious epidemic, all other treatments aimed to live threatening health issues are being postponed.

In other words, there are deaths which are related with the accessibility to health services and which are not counted as COVID19. As the spread of the Virus is linked to social behaviour, and this to hospitals performance, altogether, the number of deaths due to lack of early attention by health services overcrowded by COVID19 are going to worsen.

A leader, as any other person, does not have to know it all about everything, but at least has to know where to find the source of information that he/she is missing and delegate to those with more expertise in the subject.

Social behaviour and leadership walk hand by hand, everyone holds a responsibility.

El COVID19 en palabras. The COVID19 in words:


23 March 2020 “Coronavirus COVID19, Man, Weather and Climate (By Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD)” Registered in pdf with DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24007.44960 Project: Filling In/Finding Out Gaps Around in Environmental Sciences. Diego Fdez-Sevilla

April 22, 2020 COVID19 Containment Strategies. The Summation effect of Contagion Rate Curves and Exposure to Population Viral Load (D. Fdez-Sevilla PhD) Registered DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.13948.49288

Comunidad Hispano-hablante:

20 March 2020 CoronaVirus COV19 y la Persistencia de Contaminación y Transmisión por Contacto con Superficies. No te conviertas en un problema. Registered  DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.27317.01762 Project: Filling In/Finding Out Gaps Around in Environmental Sciences. Diego Fdez-SevillaDiego Fdez-Sevilla

Estrategias de Contención del COVID19. El Sumatorio de las Curvas de Tasa de Contagio y la Exposición a la Carga Vírica Poblacional (D. Fdez-Sevilla PhD) Registered DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.14543.23202

 Evolución Casos COVID19 España 20 Feb-12 Abril 2020 (D. Fdez-Sevilla PhD)

COVID19 in Images

3d Illustration COVID19 Cases Worldwide Jan 28 April 2020 by D. Fdez-Sevilla PhD

(update) Evolution n-Cases COVID19 Daily and Accumulated Cases Worldwide Jan 28 April 2020 by D. Fdez-Sevilla PhD

Other related publications to “building concepts out of numbers”.

Climate and Environment. From October 2013 to April 2020

March 14, 2018 Visualising Wind and Convective Forcing Driving Climatic Dynamics. Follow-up 14 March 2018 by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD  Pdf available at DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34233.06249

Since 2013 my posture addressing the atmospheric dynamics that we see might differ from main stream since those are heavily relying on oceanic temperatures as triggers. I actually follow a different point of view.

My assessments take SST as subsequent conditions driven by wind shear. So the interaction between masses of air in circulation allow or inhibit SST developments. Once the scenario is built on SST this becomes a “battle field” conditioning the subsequent interaction between the following masses of air and the characteristics of the “ground” where the game will be played (sort of speak). Like the effect of the ice conditions in an ice hockey match.

In the last years we have seen an increase in the frequency for the Arctic absorbing strong perturbations from mid-latitudinal circulation and vice-versa.

Based on my research 2013-2020 I believe that the developments that we see at both Hemispheres are all related with the state of the circulation at the mixing areas between polar circulation and midlatitudinal masses, over the oceanic basins, in a feedback loop with the developments at the Equator. Would my work be accurate?

This is the forecast for the 18 April 2020 and following a presentation for the atmospheric dynamics over March 2020.

Please contrast the images with those presented in the following analyses:

* March 22, 2016 Pacific atmospheric dynamics with and without a positive ENSO (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD)  Registered DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1968.5521

* February 9, 2017 Feb 2017. Polar Jet Stream and Atmospheric Dynamics. Follow-up over Past and Present Conditions (By Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD) Registered DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36764.28802

* February 28, 2018, Arctic Warming as a Result of Convective Forcing by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD  Registered DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34551.73125

* May 23, 2018, Convective Forcing Dominates Atmospheric Circulation NH (By Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD) Registered DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23043.20002

* March 3, 2019 A pattern of change in the atmosphere beyond considering global warming or cooling. That is, global mixing. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD) Registered DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32693.73445

May 16, 2019 Rayleigh–Taylor instabilities in Atmospheric Circulation. Follow-Up on Atmospheric Dynamics and Climatic Implications (By Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD) Registered DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.26791.80805

These and more analyses can be found at and


Body of work

Whatever the discussion is about multiples future scenarios, we should be able to, at least, define our present scenario in order to work with it. In my research, and throughout more than 200 analyses, I have worked in this direction. I have described our present scenario based on consolidating theoretical arguments with real time developments. I do not know any other scenario described and published able to do that. After seeking feedback from experts in the field by email (Jennifer Francis among them) and platforms such as AGU and NOAA groups at linkedIn, my assessments have not received comments or arguments invalidating the conclusions presented. I expose my assessments in this blog trying to allow anyone to be the reviewer contrasting current developments with my arguments and conclusions, enabling Official Bodies and Established scientists to consider the value of my research despite its informal format. The current line of research since 2013 has been carried out without institutional or economic support. Funding and sponsorship of any size is welcome in order to acknowledge the value of the effort already invested and to support its continuity.

Author details:” and Property and Academic Value EGU 2017. GDB4 – Is Open Science the way to go?”. min 56 Q&A Data Citations and Credit on producing data Link to DiscussionEGU 2019 Rewards and recognition in science: what value should we place on contributions that cannot be easily measured Details | StreamCreative Commons License

In research, what it is relevant it is not always what it is New, what doesn´t get old. The relevant research is the one that it survives the pass of time becoming validated by the real time developments implied.

One stage of research comes when looking into offering something New; New data, New interpretations, New methods, making “the News”, being the First … And then, once the “New” has been offered, it is all about confirmation, re-evaluation, validation, review and application.

In my line of research, at one stage I have offered New interpretations on climatic developments adopting New points of view addressing New synergistic interactions delivering New Conclusions and Implications in weather patterns, atmospheric circulation and biotic performance.

In 2014 I shared my conclusions studying atmospheric dynamics and their Climatic implications with the public media and specific Scientists by email. Among all the silence received one voice replied to my call for feedback. I was told by a lead scientist in climatic developments, Prof. Jennifer Francis that;  “The topic you’ve written about is extremely complicated and many of your statements have not yet been verified by peer-reviewed research.” The absence of available arguments to refute my research, instead of recognising my accomplishment, was filled with an excuse (not yet been verified by peer-reviewed research), and even questioned my understanding of the state of the research, knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and not enough analyses supporting my statements.

Revisiting the theory of “Facing a decrease in the differential gradients of energy in atmospheric circulation” by Diego Fdez-Sevilla. Reply to Prof. Jennifer Francis (February 2015) ResearchgateDOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1975.7602/1

In a following stage I have re-shared all those previous “New assessments” to be contrasted against real time developments being unfold in the next years.

After 200+ analyses 2014-19, have I done enough?

This year 2020 the progression of the climatic dynamics seen show to support the conclusions discussed throughout all the analyses performed in the line of research presented in this blog:

The question driving the whole debate on Climatic Deviations from “a Normal”, or Climatic Drift, focus most of the methodologies on temperature. However I have followed a different approach in my analyses looking at Gradients of Energy in all its forms. That is why in 2014 I offered my thoughts as a theory of practical applications addressing variations in the gradients of energy found in the atmosphere. Energy fuels the work done by warm masses of air displacing colder masses of air in their path. That increases mixing patterns generating anomalies in T. The whole approach described in my theory can be observed by the increasing dynamics displayed in the atmosphere as Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities due to an increase in global mixing between two fluids with different densities, those from the MidLatitudes and the Arctic. (January 13, 2016 Atmospheric Dynamics And Shapes Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35973.65765 “Behind an increase in the amount of work carried out by masses of air there is an increase in the energy fuelling such dynamics.” May 16, 2019 Rayleigh–Taylor instabilities in Atmospheric Circulation. Atmospheric Dynamics and Climatic Implications Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.26791.80805

Despite all the theories available my interpretation is simple about what is happening, between global warming and global cooling we are living under a process of global mixing, promoted by an increase in the atmospheric energy pool, using water vapour as the carrier of such energetic extra thanks to an enhanced thermal capacity generated from increasing GHGs, Albedo and Aerosols. The origin of this imbalance in the energetic pool driving the thermodynamic system can be associated with changes in the composition, structure, location and concentration of the components integrating the Planetary system. Human activities can be associated with all those changes.

Climate change can not be own as a patent, its cure neither because its cure is just social behaviour reducing the consumerism that triggers environmental deterioration and for the industry to make products made to last. But the market as we know it, would be less “dynamic”.

If there is not vaccine for contamination, lets make one for each virus or bacteria we know. Since viruses and bacteria are prompted to suffer more mutations as contamination grows, the market for vaccines will increase as contamination grows. And that is how the story goes. Ultimately, the mindset is drifting towards thinking that the solution for the environmental risks that we are exposed to due to human activities lies on finding a the vaccine against nature.

The biotic component of our environmental system is the only one capable of interacting against thermodynamic and genetic entropy, against instability. And for as long as Human activity can not replicate such mechanisms in equilibrium with the resources consumed, it might be time to think about domesticating Human Activities instead of following the obsession for Domesticating Nature.

The Compartmentalization of Evolution (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.) August 5, 2016 at diegofdezsevilla.wordpress .com

About Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.

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