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President Trump & the Paris Agreement


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The Paris Agreement

It may be wise not to look upon President Donald Trump’s defection from the 2015 Paris Agreement (l’Accord de Paris) as a decision dooming our ailing planet. Nor can it be seen as reflecting the will of the citizens of the United States. Climate change remains a major concern for countries around the world, the survival of planet Earth being at stake. If planet Earth dies, we all die. With respect to climate change, action cannot be delayed as we are already seconds before midnight.

Three European Nations React

A mere hour after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Italy, Germany, and France stated jointly that the Paris Agreement could not be renegotiated. (See United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Wikipedia.)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climatechange-eu-idUSKBN18S6GN?wpisrc=nl_energy202&wpmm=1

France: a Refuge to American Scientists

Again, a mere hour after Mr Trump’s made his decision public, French President…

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Since the Suez Channel’s enlargement biologists warn of a mass migration of Red Sea fish into the Mediterranean’s fragile ecosystem.


On the 6th of August 2015, the enlargement of the Suez Channel was inaugurated. The Suez Canal is one of the most important waterways in the world: 17483 ships transited in 2015. It is also the most potent corridor for invasions by marine species known in the world. Continue reading Since the Suez Channel’s enlargement biologists warn of a mass migration of Red Sea fish into the Mediterranean’s fragile ecosystem.

Paris Climate Deal #Cop21 :Probably, this deal was not such an historical one as expected


#COP21 deal :The  historical agreement reached last week cannot be characterised such an historical agreement because all countries , all of them,  did not break their cooperation with the lobbies which destroy our planet.

This deal  offers just the possibility to come out of this irresponsibility without any guarantee that the countries that signed the agreement they will actually reach the targets.Its implementation will start in 2020. Any signatory may withdraw from 2023 .
Continue reading Paris Climate Deal #Cop21 :Probably, this deal was not such an historical one as expected

Syria war spurs opening of ‘doomsday’ Arctic seed vault- #Syria #refugees Al Jazeera (ENglish/French)


Syria’s civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of seeds from a “doomsday” vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies.

Continue reading Syria war spurs opening of ‘doomsday’ Arctic seed vault- #Syria #refugees Al Jazeera (ENglish/French)