The title is a little bit provocative, but it does help us catch the meaning of the matter. There is no doubt, in the last few months we have all heard a lot about the fires in the Amazon forest. The problem is not climate change itself, nor drought, nor winds etc ... But the lack of prudence of human being which gives importance to money and short-term interest at the expense of the long-term one. Bolsonaro, President in office in Brazil from January 2019, is bringing on a development policy which favor the spread of pastures for the export of meat to China and Hong Kong to the detriment of the enormous forest heritage that Brazil has.
As the number of bloggers and supporters of Long Term Economy blog increases, many of them ask me “What’s about Long Term Thinking?” “Why do we need it?” We have already spent a lot on “What” and we will do more in the future. So let’s focus on “Why.”
What is "will?" Can its meaning go far beyond what our mind think at first? Will is energy!!! It is the source of energy that allows us to pursue our goals, our mission. "Often life is a fight between wills and often our will suffers from the blows of those who feel threatened by it," because it threatens their status, or their convictions, convictions which come out of a system created by someone unknown or simply by itself (who knows. To the posterity the arduous sentence).
Climate Change has given birth to a big, global debate over the past 30-40 years. Although the scientific community, thanks to the numerous reports by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), agrees on the facts that 1) climate change exists, 2) climate change is caused by anthropogenic factors (by humans), 3) Climate change over the last 200 years has accelerated considerably (it is estimated that Cliamate Change is 170 times faster than in pre-industrial times), there are still people who deny these statements; they claims that climate change is natural and we cannot do anything to change the course of events. This article proposes an analysis of the three major measures (consequences/results) of Climate Change (CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, Global temperature, Arctic ice extent). It’s interesting to note that these three measures converge in one direction: Earth moves towards overheating with tight rhythms.
Ocean Carbon Uptake. This is the expression used by scientists to explain how much CO2 emitted is absorbed by Oceans. Knowing the rate at which the oceans absorb carbon pollution is a key to understanding how fast climate change will occur. This is what a group of scientists, led by Tim DeVries is trying to do. On the other hand, understanding the impact of CO2 ocean uptake have in terms of ocean acidification is important too. Let’s see how Ocean Carbon Uptake work and how it is measured.