A Google translated version of Belgotopia – French original. Published with kind permission.

Intended mainly for readers of my blog who are not affiliated with “Facebook”, I take up monthly (with a one-month lag) the “table of contents” of the main articles posted on my facebook page: “belgotopia”.

Good reading !

Jo Moreau.


November 4

Climate: Earth-Ocean global temperature index. From 1880 to 2020, the average temperature increase is about 0.99 ° C. “. Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS / NASA).

https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/ ?

November 9

Climate: “The climate policy advocated by Joe Biden could reduce global warming by about 0.1 ° C by 2100”.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/08/joe-biden-paris-climate-goals-0-1c ?

FYI, here is the “Biden plan” for the climate.

https://joebiden.com/climate-plan/ ?

November 16

“The dice are stacked against the coal. We should first free ourselves from preconceived ideas and the ambient dogmatism to assess whether we can still do something with this enormous resource under our feet. (…) We are going to create a carbon credits market (Cap and Trade) and we will ‘expects a windfall that will exceed a trillion dollars, which will be accessible to “smartest guys”. Al Gore does not get lost. Neither does the Mafia. The only one who pays is the consumer ”.

https://www.science-climat-energie.be/2020/11/13/dumont-le-charbon-et-les-credits-carbone/ ?

November 17

Climate: Tropical cyclones were actually more common in the southern Marshall Islands during the Little Ice Age, when temperatures in the northern hemisphere were cooler than they are today. (…) Tropical cyclones occurred in the region about once a century, but increased to a maximum of four per century from 1350 to 1700 CE, a period known as the Little Ice Age. James F BRAMANTE – Physical oceanography – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-020-00656-2 ?

Climate: “The current worst-case scenario of sea level rise from Antarctica is based on the idea that cliffs over 90 meters would catastrophically collapse. (…) We say that this scenario is probably not going to come true ”. Fiona CLERC – Applied Ocean Science & Engineering.

https://news.mit.edu/2019/antarctic-ice-cliffs-not-contribute-sea-level-rise-1021 ?

November 20

Climate: »The laws and the precautions to be taken are very often bypassed, accusing for political reasons, the impact of the current Climate Change, of a doubling of the number of disasters recorded since the beginning of the XXth century. (…) The sequence of all these processes resulting from solar activity brings, via geostrophic winds, to the most populated hemisphere of our planet heavy precipitation followed by exceptional floods exacerbated by the transformation of our soils by the Man. Greenhouse gases are in no way responsible. »Brigitte Van Vliet-Lanoë, CNRS Research Director, Emeritus UMR 6538 CNRS, Brest, France.

https://www.science-climat-energie.be/2020/11/20/deluge-et-changement-climatique-1-2/ ?

21 November

Abandonment of Belgian nuclear power: Samuel FURFARI / Olivier DELEUZE debate See from 28 ′.

https://www.ln24.be/2020-11-19/les-visisseurs-du-soir-jacques-brotchi-olivier-deleuze-samuel-furfari-et-andre-flahaut ?

22 november

Climate: “Current models overestimate carbon losses in the Amazon rainforest due to climate change. (…) Some of our estimates of impending (vegetation) mortality in the Amazon rainforest may not be as dire as we previously thought. “. Pierre GENTINE – PhD – Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering – Columbia University.

https://phys.org/news/2020-11-amazon-rainforest-regions-resistant-climate.html ?

“The southern Beaufort (polar bear) subpopulation shows that the numbers have been stable since 2010 despite claims that the population has continued to decline.”

https://polarbearscience.com/2020/10/04/s-beaufort-polar-bear-population-stable-since-2010-not-declining-new-report-reveals/ ?

November 24

A small smile in a very depressing news! “Scientists have noted that global warming and the melting of ice must be blamed on the people of Brussels, the sole responsible for deforestation in the Amazon and the hole in the ozone layer, the people of Brussels, the main instigator of the impending extinction of all flora and fauna on the planet! “. Jérôme de Warzee.

November 26

climate capsule 57 – 26.11.2020

November 27

“Politicians and bureaucrats shouldn’t try to ‘play the engineers’. Under the pretext of sustainable development and climate change, they believe that they can impact the extremely complex energy system. They can not. (…) Energy is a problem for science and technology, not for short-term politicians (…) The EU’s CO 2 policy will be a total failure. Many would say that the cure is worse than the disease. “. Samuel FURFARI – Engineer – Professor of political science and applied science at the University of Brussels.

https://www.europeanscientist.com/en/features/are-governments-able-to-deliver-the-energy-transition/ ?