Eyes on the Earth
Air, Water, Food and Energy, are the fundamental resources that every modern civilization must have in a clean, safe, reliable and abundant way, so that the dynamics of development do not stop, and be sustainable.
But our Energy System is mainly based on the use of fossil fuels -oil, natural gas and its derivatives-, with the result of producing mainly the well known "Greenhouse Gases" as a waste.
Both "Global Warming" and "Climate Change" -phenomena caused by the use of fossil fuels -are negatively affecting all the inhabitants of the Planet, to the extent that today the consequences in various regions are irreversible.
¿What would happen if we continue with this dynamic, and take these phenomena to such an extreme, resulting in increases in global average temperatures exceeding 2°C above the average historical pre-industrial levels?
All forecasts in this scenario reveal catastrophic consequences for most of the most inhabited territories on our Planet.
For all types of readers, "Eyes on the Earth" simply explains the origin of these phenomena never before experienced in the history of mankind, as well as showing that there are feasible solutions to stabilize the dynamics of "Global Warming" and the "Climate Change"-phenomena that feed off each other-, solutions fundamentally based on "Sustainable Development"
With all the rigor of scientific reasoning, with the best examples, and simplicity of a good disclosure, so that it is within everyone's reach and understanding.
Eyes on Earth aims to present the science behind global climate change. It is not a political publication. It simply presents known, well-established scientific facts and strings them together to show why increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will cause the Earth's surface (land, oceans, and ice sheets) and lower atmosphere to warm, and all thanks to the economic actions of man.
The work is made up of four chapters, and in each of them, conceptual and key topics are developed to understand the great modern problem of climate change, as well as the unfeasible engineering practices for not being sustainable, the overexploitation of ecosystems and resources, reserving a set of proposed solutions for last.
I hope it will be useful for each reader who ventures to know the current situation of our home: the Earth. And let it be a motivational reference to carry out the changes that are necessary to have a better future.