Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fears and desires

I am watching the news streaming onto my screen, into my room and into my mind from Copenhagen. I cannot help being affected - stirred and moved by the countless campaigns, publicity spots, debates, demonstrations, and the common desire expressed by millions, to achieve something together - at last!
It is high time to get rid of our selfishness and egocentric attitudes on every level. Globalisation is real in every single term - no individual citizen, no individual country or economy can escape a global ecological, economic and political crisis created by the thoughtless exploitation of our resources and by the inability of governments to understand one another, to accept the reasoning of one another. No escape, unless ... unless a global attitude change towards the Earth is achieved.
Yes, it is high time for the wealthy world to remember that they had a long period in the past to develop as they wished and could - and at a price that the others had to pay. It is time to give something back of what has been taken.
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This past summer the Hungarian students of the ClimaSOS project visited their friends in Cyprus. They could gain first hand experience on a beautiful an livable country and rich culture. As I see these happy smiles, I can only hope for a future for them when they can meet again without having to fear from losing nature's beauties but being able to show their children what they inherited from the decision makers of today.


Monday, December 7, 2009

It's OPEN: United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the host to 192 nations from the 7th to the 18th of December, 2009, to discuss the climate changes.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen opens with this video “Please help the world”:


(YouTube in >>>>>)

We can see the development the Climate Change Conference in the sites:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What do the Himalayan glaciers say?

The discussion about global warming is on the agenda. See the recent article from the BBC - Himalayan glaciers' 'mixed picture' .

Image in Clubenebosa

Monday, November 30, 2009

CLIMATEGATE: what is the true?

In science is very important to listen, read, interpret and discuss the different scenarios that arise on a subject.
What scientists say about climate change? There are the alarmists, the moderates and those with ideas contrary to the majority. Who is right? We don’t know!
Here's some links so we can reflect on these issues:

The great climate change science scandal
Media Missing the Plot on ‘Climate Gate’: It’s the Fraud, Stupid!
Mitos Climáticos
O escândalo do 'Climategate' e a Conferência de Copenhaga
RealClimate
(Information about this subject it’s a courtesy of Professor Renato Henriques from University of Minho, Braga, Portugal)

One thing is TRUE: it is essential that all citizens of the world have a positive attitude towards the planet ... you need to save resources ... we have to make a house habitable for future generations ... SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IS INDISPENSABLE.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Spectacular World Map


In the website "Breathing Earth" you will be able to access to very interesting data from all the world, such as the CO2 emissions and the birth and dead rates.

For that, you just need to put the mouse over the different countries. In this way, you can see what is the reality of your own country and also the other's.


Go to http://www.breathingearth.net/

Monday, May 25, 2009

National eTwinning competition




On May 22, 2009 13 members of the Hungarian ClimaSOS team travelled to Budapest. Each participating team had 30 minutes to report on their project. Among other things, we spoke about the Calendar, the Dictionary, "From Pillow to Pillow", the ClimaSOS website, the publicity spots, the Twinspace, our blog and the ClimFormázás eltávolítása a kijelölésbőlaWeek in March 2009. And of course we mentioned the visits and project meetings.
Eventually, in the secondary school category Kölcsey Gimnázium became first.
I consider this as the recognition of the two-year work, and I think of this prize as the recognition of each participating school.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

CLIMA SOS ALERT


To talk about environmental change is to talk about water too...



Earth Water...the water that we all should drink...

In Portugal, started this week a solidarity project called Earth Water.

Earth Water is the only product in the world recognised by the High-Comissioner of the United Nations to the Refugies (ACNUR), reverting its profits to a program that helps the ones that have no water.
This bottle only costs 59 cents and it can be read in the label that it offers 100% of its world profits to the ACNUR's project, presenting in the end the slogan:
"The Water that worths Water".

Currently, there are 6 thousand people in the world per day that die because of the lack of water. With 4 cents the ACNUR can give water to a refugie for one day...

Get more information in: http://earth-water.org

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Earth´s breath

Greenpeace made this video that reflects the cyclic evolution of Earth.

You can see how our ocean's level soffer modifications during the years.
But one thing is certain: half of the oxigen we breath comes from our oceans!



Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ClimaSOS in Denmark


The professor Gabriel Ferreira da Escola Secundária da Póvoa de Lanhoso participated in an eTwinning workshop about Professional Development (PDW) in Denmark from 26 to 28 of March.

He presented the work developed by ClimaSOS project.

Here you have some pictures of this event and the link for farther informations [ http://www.emu.dk/gsk/internationalt/etwinning/pdw/pdw-roskilde-resume.html]

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Global Warming - Links


Here you have some links related to the Global Warming

http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm

JAXA’s site (japonese spacial agencie) with data from satellites related to the extension of the sea’s ice in the Artic. The grafic allows us the comparation with the recent years.

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/

University of Illinois’s site. It has NASA’s data resulting from the monitorization of the extension of the sea’s ice in the poles. In this site there are animations related to the last 30 days of the monitorization. You can also download movies of the changes of the ice.



http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/2008/


GISS’s data refering to the monitorization of the global temperatures of the atmosphere.


http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/

This is the link to the site of university of Alabama in Huntsville (responsible for analizing the temperatures of the atmosphere monitorized by NASA’s satellites).


http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory- SOHO’s web site. In this site you can check out the solar activity. In the option “movie theater” you can create animations of the son for a period of time specified by you.


Good researches!

This links were given by the Professor Renato Henriques, from the University of Minho.