Meeting the residents of Aude

Photos Before / After: Villegailhenc bridge, Villegailhenc temporary bridge, Wall destroyed in Trèbes.

Yesterday, the OgoXe team went to meet the habitants of Narbonne, Trèbes and Villegailhenc in France to better understand the effects of the flooding event which occurred October last year. Four  months have passed since and we can still strongly feel the psychological impact and see all the infrastructure damages from the event.

A huge thank you to all the people who gave their time to deliver testimonials, we hope that the situation will get better soon.


planet-earth

"I want to help stop global warming but I do not know where to start ..."

Have you already thought about it?


 Here are 5 ways to fight climate change …

We are more than 7.5 billion people living on Earth. By consuming energy and our everyday purchases, we directly or indirectly generate greenhouse gas emissions, which are responsible of the global warming.

Let’s preserve our planet by adopting small daily actions:

1.Use non-motorized modes of transport (cycling, walking …) or public transport (bus, tram …). The car is the most important source of gas emissions generated by individuals!

2. Reduce your electricity consumption! Step one, turn off all your electrical devices when you are not using them. Buy low consumption products (class A for example) and use energy saving bulbs that consume 5 times less energy.

3. Sort your waste! Waste incineration is 4 times less of greenhouse gas than traditional landfill. The sorting of your waste will limit the amount of garbage landfilled.

4. Eat local! Did you know that he food we eat travels around more than 2400 km ? Choose the food produced close to your home will reduce the gas emissions caused by transporting these foods.

Don’t forget!  Talk about climate change around you and let them know how their daily actions can impact our planet!


polar bear and global warming

What is global warming?

Cory Richards – A polar bear stands sentinel on Rudolf Island in Russia’s Franz Josef Land archipelago, where the perennial ice is melting.

The planet is heating up and fast …

The glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, forests are dying and the wildlife struggling to survive, it has become clear that human’s influence on the climate system is clearly established.

We talk about Global warming, when carbon dioxide (CO2) and other air pollutants and greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, absorb light and radiation from the sun and bounce off the Earth’s surface.

Normally, this radiation could escape into space, but these pollutants, which can last for years or even centuries in the atmosphere, trap heat and heat the planet. This is called the greenhouse effect.

The greenhouse effect YES but not too much …

Without this greenhouse effect, the temperature would be so low that life would be impossible. The problem is when the greenhouse gases begin to intensify and become too much: the temperatures rise and this is Global warming.

The more greenhouse gases are in the atmosphere, the more heat gets trapped.

Researchers and climate scientists say they are 95 percent certain that the increase in global temperatures is due to human-made greenhouse gases  since 1950. Unfortunately, the greenhouse gases generated by human activities have a much faster pace and, above all, are irreversible.

These changes affect both nature and our daily lives and will continue to have more and more serious effects if greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow at the same rate as today…