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Road to Copenhagen (IV and last).

24 de diciembre de 2009

We had light suspicions, but there is no doubt: it is not the climate. It is not the man. It is not the lack of commitment. It is the bad use of the grammar what is finishing with the world.

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We have to fight against psychopathic sentences that avoid the morality. They serve to damage in an elegant way or to iron wrinkles. We talk about what’s politically correct, about the hypocrisy turned into word, a Champagne of two hundred Euros per bottle reserved only for high spheres. Do not forget it, never do a “preventive assault that provokes collateral damages”. The evilness, protected by grammar, must be done to planetary scale. To damage a man rapidly is a crime, to murder thousands and thousands slowly is named politics.

Copenhagen has been a Roman circus where our favorite euphemisms have been overcome by a surprising victor; a small sentence will go on to the history in a shameful way: “not binding agreement“. We needed much more than another Kyoto protocol and we have something worse: a not binding agreement to check in a year. So, we can sign a thing and do another. Nothing represents better all our epoch.

What do we still have now? Bukowski was saying “they give us nice pats in the back and say that our poison is politics”. And the poet, with his sincerity afloat – a stopper of cork about alcohol – was telling the truth. Recently a friend was commenting: “always I have myself, my own best friend and adviser”. And this is what we still have, that is not small. Look us in a mirror and feel proud of the reflection, of what it represents. Let’s leave the bureaucrats to consume its soul among papers. Give example to others doing of our life a binding agreement, which joined us with the Earth when we were born.

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Breathing is bad for health *

11 de noviembre de 2009

We are born. Liberated of the umbilical cord, the first dose of oxygen inhaled in our lives. Newcomers and now form part of the chain of CO2.

When we watch television, we sharpen a pencil, laugh or make love; we continue to emit carbon dioxide, more than 1000 grams per day, equivalent to a walk the super car. We affect the planet as we breathe. Without any anti-environmental gesture, limiting ourselves just to live, we issued 4 times more CO2 today than one hundred years ago. But we are not radicals; our planet had already planned everything, including the possibility that, once dead, our bodies decompose releasing methane. For my part, I will try not to die rather than not contribute anything to the hole in the ozone layer … But let’s not be alarmist, stop breathing is discouraged by 9 out of ten doctors (the tenth doctor is a fugitive from justice).

The real problem, dear reader, is all these gases and the lack of vegetation not foreseen in the agenda of Gaia, altering the balance of the ecosystem. This is when there is the wonderful duality of man. We are as capable of annihilating the innocent dodo as to stake his life to save a whale. We make mistakes every day, but we can fix them with tenacity and intelligence.

We are, in large measure, responsible for climate change, but if you want, bending elbows and learning this hard lesson, we shall adopt the vital state exam, which will leave a decent planet to our children.

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* Note to picky and lawyers: Obviously, not breathing is bad for health.

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