(Català) 10 llibres per comprendre (i pal·liar) el canvi climàtic

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En la cumbre del clima de París ya no se discute si el cambio climático es real o no, pues ya nadie niega su existencia, ni tampoco qué medidas serían necesarias para evitar el cambio climático, pues ya es irreversible. En la actual cumbre del clima se discuten las medidas que habría que emprender para limitar la subida de la temperatura del planeta a “sólo” 2ºC.

Dentro de este contexto es importante que la ciudadanía se concienciar de la gravedad de la situación y de la importancia de emprender medidas efectivas para detener y tratar de revertir los efectos del cambio climático, para que esta Ciudadanos concienciada presione a los gobernantes para que luchen efectivamente contra el cambio climático.

Recientemente el diario ARA ha publicado un interesante artículo en el que recomiendan 10 libros que tratan el tema del cambio climático. Los libros propuestos son los siguientes:

“Això ho canvia tot. El capitalisme vs. el clima” (Empúries, 2015)

“Cortina de fum sobre el canvi climàtic” (Librooks, 2015)

“La política del cambio climático” (Alianza, 2010)

“La meva primera guia sobre el canvi climàtic” (La Galera, 2008)

“El canvi climàtic a casa nostra” (Bromera, 2010)

“Una veritat incòmoda” (Edicions 62, 2007)

“El col·lapse és evitable” (Octaedro, 2014)

“Los 100 últimos glaciares del sur de Europa” (Besa & Keops, 2013)

“Guerres climàtiques. La lluita per sobreviure en un món que s’escalfa” (Librooks, 2013)

“El gran calentamiento. Como influyó el cambio climatico en el apogeo y caída de las civilizaciones” (Gedisa, 2009)

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En la cimera del clima de París ja no es discuteix si el canvi climàtic es real o no, doncs ja ningú nega la seva existència, ni tampoc quines mesures caldrien per evitar el canvi climàtic, doncs ja es irreversíble. En l’actual cimera del clima es discuteixen les mesures que caldria emprendre per limitar la pujada de la temperatura del planeta a “només” 2ºC.

Dintre d’aquest context es important que la ciutadania es conciencïi de la gravetat de la situació i de la importancia d’emprendre mesures efectives per aturar i intentar revertir els efectes del canvi climàtic, per tal que aquesta cituadania concienciada pressioni els governants per a que lluitin efectivament contra el canvi climàtic.

Recentment el diari ARA ha publicat un interessant article en el que recomanen 10 llibres que tracten el tema del canvi climàtic. Els llibres proposats son els següents:

“Això ho canvia tot. El capitalisme vs. el clima” (Empúries, 2015)

“Cortina de fum sobre el canvi climàtic” (Librooks, 2015)

“La política del cambio climático” (Alianza, 2010)

“La meva primera guia sobre el canvi climàtic” (La Galera, 2008)

“El canvi climàtic a casa nostra” (Bromera, 2010)

“Una veritat incòmoda” (Edicions 62, 2007)

“El col·lapse és evitable” (Octaedro, 2014)

“Los 100 últimos glaciares del sur de Europa” (Besa & Keops, 2013)

“Guerres climàtiques. La lluita per sobreviure en un món que s’escalfa” (Librooks, 2013)

“El gran calentamiento. Como influyó el cambio climatico en el apogeo y caída de las civilizaciones” (Gedisa, 2009)

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The dangers of extending the life of nuclear plants

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The existing nuclear power plants in Spain were originally built with a lifespan between 30 and 40 years, which means that its components were calculated to withstand the wear of operation during this period.
Currently, the nuclear industry is strongly pressing the government to get permission for continue operating the existing nuclear power plants for another 20 years, which mostly have already passed its lifespan or are about to do so. That is intended to make them work beyond their components can withstand only to increase their profits, increasing the risk of a serious nuclear accident in the country.
For more information on this subject we recommend to read an interesting article published by Pep Puig titled “Playing Russian roulette with nuclear”

Great success of the TE21 presentation in Atlàntida hall of Vic city

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Last 5th November our colleague, and vice president of CMES, Ramon Sans presented in Vic city, in the “Atlanta” hall, the Energy Transition for XXI century proposal -TE21-, emerged as result of the analysis of the energy situation and the energy evolution prospects. TE21 poses a gradual replacement of all fossil energy with renewable energy within a few decades, assessing the costs and benefits, and demonstrating that make this transition is possible, and it would be an important economic savings, and also showing that not make it will cause an energy collapse in less than 40 years due to fossil fuels exhaustion.
The presentation aroused much interest, and the hall was almost full, with about 600 attendees.
This interest shown by attendees during and after the talk excited Ramon Sans, particularly because Vic is his hometown.
The talk aroused the attention and interest of the participants, as was specially noted in the Question Time, which revealed the sensitivity and growing concern of the society with regard to both the environmental problem of the current energetic model and the need to tackle a new energetic model.
This talk was one more step in the CMES social communication of our concerns as a collective, and has obtained a social response that invites us to continue our work with more intensity.
After such success, Barbera del Valles has also organized a similar talk scheduled for next 26th May at the Public Library Esteve Paluzie. We invite you to attend this or any of the many talks organized by CMES, which you can know through the agenda of this blog, or through our Facebook.

We also thank Eduard Furro the press release and photographs taken on the occasion of this event.

UVA researchers predict global energy supply problems in less than six years

An article published in “El Norte de Castilla” newspaper states that a team of researchers from the University of Valladolid (UVA) has developed a computer model for the prospective analysis of global energy resources which results show that the global energy market will suffer serious tensions between supply and demand between 2020 and 2030.

The study, recently published in Energy, high impact journal, shows that if trends in the global economy does not change drastically, sectors such as transport will struggle to meet its growing energy demand in the next six years (before 2020 ), while sectors such as industrial, residential or electricity may have problems before 2030.

The findings suggest that the confluence of technological advances with important social, political and institutional innovations to enable a transition to a global energy model without serious problems in the global energy supply will be required.

This study confirms the results of own studies developped by CMES, and supports the conclusion that an energy transition to a fully renewable supply should be undertaken immediately as the TE21 proposal for a new energy model supported by CMES.