499 Earth rotations to slow down

🇮🇹 🇧🇷 🇪🇸 🌌✨🌏🌍🌎🦦🐌🐢✨🌌 419.13 CO2 ppm — +2.00 ppm compared to one Earth year ago. Source: https://www.co2.earth/daily-co2 We live in the most beautiful planet we know. …and we know quite a lot of them! About 5500, and counting… (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_exoplanets) Planet Earth — Mother Gaia — provides everything needed by any form of planetaryContinue reading “499 Earth rotations to slow down”

Pale Blue Dot, 32 years later

Pale Blue Dot Revisited (2020) – Image credits NASA/JPL-Caltech I am in this picture. If you are at least 32 years old, you are in this picture as well. That tiny pale blue dot is planet Earth: it’s us. “The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the riversContinue reading “Pale Blue Dot, 32 years later”

On heat waves and new emotions

Good morning from the Vanguard of Climate Collapse in the rich part of the world: the Iberian Peninsula. This post was written as we were just coming out of a heat wave about ten days long: a heat wave that happened even before the solstice, which, I remember, marks the time of the year whenContinue reading “On heat waves and new emotions”

Cosmic Home

🇧🇷 🇪🇸 🇮🇹 This is home. As seen from Mars, after sunset. There is a little rover with a camera on Mars — humans sent it, and it took this photograph of all of us, 160 millions kilometers away. We all are the “evening star” in someone else’s sky. We all are just a tiny tinyContinue reading “Cosmic Home”

Cosmic eyes

🇪🇸 🇧🇷 🇮🇹 “Little” Cosmic Eyes: the difference a century of human advance can make. The barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398 as seen from Earth: today (ESO telescopes, photo on the left) and about 100 years ago (Telescope of the Palomar Observatory, photo on the right). The photons arriving on Earth are the same; weContinue reading “Cosmic eyes”