Climate in Greece warmer by about 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century – article

“The climate in countries including Egypt, Greece and Saudi Arabia is projected to warm by about 9 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius) by the end of the century, the study said.” That’s twice as fast as the rest of the world. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/07/middle-east-mediterranean-climate-change/ A grim future for our kids… And we are to be blamed. WeContinue reading “Climate in Greece warmer by about 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century – article”

Planning on switching back to oil or wood from natural gas this winter? Don’t. Buy a heat pump instead.

If you are planning to go back to burning oil or even wood from natural gas this winter, you need to know that you are going to be back to releasing a lot more pollution in the air. Which is like setting up your town on fire every night. See the infographic here above. LookContinue reading “Planning on switching back to oil or wood from natural gas this winter? Don’t. Buy a heat pump instead.”

Athens and the C40 Network of cities aiming at sustainability & Clean Air

All people, no matter where they live, deserve to breathe clean air. Right? The C40 network puts together nearly 100 cities across the world with the aim of advancing solutions to address the climate crisis & protect #TheAirWeShare to guarantee a future where everyone can breathe clean air. C40 is a network of Mayors ofContinue reading “Athens and the C40 Network of cities aiming at sustainability & Clean Air”

Switzerland set to burn more trees to reach its climate and energy goals (…what?)

This article explains very well why the burning of forests for the production of energy, which all governments and the EU are strongly proposing as sustainable and hence a great solution to the climate crisis, is just as “Alice in Wonderland going down the rabbit hole” solution. It’s total madness, only irresponsible children with noContinue reading “Switzerland set to burn more trees to reach its climate and energy goals (…what?)”

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies – September 7, 2022

Happy International Day of Clean Air for blue skies 2022! No one is probably aware of this event in Greece… This year’s theme is ‘The Air We Share’. It focuses on the transboundary nature of air pollution highlighting the need for collective accountability and collective action. Air pollution knows no national borders and is allContinue reading “International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies – September 7, 2022”

11th International Aerosol Conference in Athens, 4-9 Sept. 2022

Nobody in Greece probably knows this, but a conference called “11th International Aerosol Conference” is being held in Athens this week. Scientists from allover the world gathered to talk about Air Quality and aerosols, aka the invisible air particles that cause Air Pollution and that make us sick and kill us. To me the bigContinue reading “11th International Aerosol Conference in Athens, 4-9 Sept. 2022”

Wind and Solar energy helped keeping the Air cleaner in the EU this summer

Let’s see things the other way around.  Opponents to wind and solar energy say that they are not reliable because wind and light are not stable. Ok. But look at it from the other perspective. The huge heatwave that baked Europe this summer caused nuclear and hydropower energy to drop by 70% and 62% respectively.Continue reading “Wind and Solar energy helped keeping the Air cleaner in the EU this summer”

CleanAirinGreece thoughts on “Don’t Look Up” movie

Don’t Look Up shows that simply bashing people over the head with facts does not work, and this is true also in the real world. That’s why so many scientists and climate activists get so frustrated seeing that people turn away their heads when they try to explain them the dangers to our very ownContinue reading “CleanAirinGreece thoughts on “Don’t Look Up” movie”

We all live downwind – Winter Air Quality in Greece

If you pay attention, in the image above you can see a village hidden within a thick layer of smoke. This is one of the many villages of the fertile Messenian plain north of Kalamata, home to hundreds of thousands of olive trees that produce one of the best olive oils of Greece, as wellContinue reading “We all live downwind – Winter Air Quality in Greece”

(CleanAir) Wishes for 2022

I wish I hadn’t seen “Don’t look up”. I can’t stop seeing in my head over and over the scenes with Dr. Mindy (Leonardo di Caprio) and Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) freaking out in front of the camera because of the total indifference of the journalists (and politicians and entire human population) at the factsContinue reading “(CleanAir) Wishes for 2022”