The Amazon, Lung of the World?

Amazônia, Amazonas, Amazona, Amazon

This nonsense, one of many environmental myths, is often repeated, like a mantra. Yet, some time ago, even the unsuspected Brazilian magazine Super Interessante[1]published this revealing comment: ‘Lung of the world.’ What do you think when you hear hearing this expression? It can only be that the Amazon is the world’s largest producer of oxygen,

George H. W. Bush, Emmanuel Macron, and the Slow Death of Climate Politics

Gilets Jaunes

Three recent events in three different countries illustrate just how far the fortunes of climate change politics have fallen. The first event was the death of George H. W. Bush, forty-first president of the United States. His passing on November 30 at the age of 94 occasioned an outpouring of sympathy from across the world.

Reflections on the Greenhouse Effect

Pan-Amazon Synod

The greenhouse effect phenomenon, as described in meteorology books, is not only questionable, but also defies the laws of thermodynamics. This phenomenon is not described in physics books. The classic version compares it to that which occurs in greenhouses, where solar radiation passes through the glass panels and warms the ground and the air inside.