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Understand climate change and renewable energy in paragliding

Interviews realized

The GOAL

Do you discover climate change and renewable energy like never before, thanks to short, simple and impressive interviews especially tandem paragliding.

Countries overflown

The interviewed

Specialists on these issues (researchers, responsible for project etc.). explain you a particular topic with very simple words, so that the message can be understood by ALL.

People met

Paragliding?

To have more fun interviews and learn while having fun!

And what better than to talk about our beautiful planet by flying over beautiful landscapes that we must preserve?

Learn more about the origins of the "Fly for the Earth" Project

The themes of climate change and renewable energy deal with thousands of people.

For the world of research, for example, hundreds of researchers in all areas (physics, chemistry, economics, science policies etc.) working hard to produce very interesting research articles.

But then tell me how to access these items? They are usually published only in journals (Nature for the best known) and therefore read by… other researchers of course! This may be understandable since these items are, for the most part, very specialized. However, when the authors take the time to simply explain the main ideas, they understand quite easily. It is the same for many other subjects including for renewable energy.

That’s where the idea of our project: all direct access to very simple explanations of these people interviewing them. As we did not want that these interviews are boring, we had the idea of a new form of interview! These will be carried out in the Air, tandem paragliding, with unique décor of beautiful landscapes! We hope to associate different speech to protect our planet at stunning scenery, to show you how it would be a shame to lose all of it.

“Fly for the Earth” is also a project to invite you to travel, culture and any other activity to discover the world. That’s why we also created a travel blog with an interactive map which list all our items along with photos and videos.

 

Travel, learn, share and fly!

 

The adventure began in 2016 by the realization of several interviews in France. Following the success of these through you and over 20,000 people following our publications every week we decided to go see further !

More than 2 month of European Tour to discover climate change and renewable energy have allowed us to travel, learn, share with you all and fly! We went to meet different people and communities that act and get involved to fight against climate change and develop renewable energy, at all levels.

 

The COP22 of Marrakech

On the return from the European tour, we have prepared and participated at the COP22 in Marrakech in the French delegation in the  COP21 team of the Ministry of the environment, the energy and the sea. It was an incredible experience to be able to live a COP from the inside !!

And for 2017?

Now we want to capitalize on these experiences and all the knowledge acquired to carry out new actions of awareness, particularly among young people, but also conferences for businesses and a new cycle of travel !

Speeches and conferences

We offer advocacy on these issues in the schools and colleges.

We also organize discussions, conferences in companies or any other structure on:

  • The feedback of the European Tour in 2016 for climate change and renewable energy
  • The interviews and meetings of specialists
  • The preparation and participation at the COP22 in Marrakech or in other international meetings on the theme of the fight against climate change, renewable energy and sustainable mobility

We can share our experiences and knowledge, but also and above all, answer all your questions!

 The tour of southern Europe in September 2017

The next project to always learn and share with you will be in southern Europe.

We are currently preparing the tour of southern Europe for September 2017 that will also focus on sustainable mobility. In fact, the transport sector contribute to about ¼ of the total emissions of greenhouse gases and this is one of the most difficult to decarbonize!

Contact us for any request:

Do not hesitate to contact us for questions, suggestions, requests for speeches, conferences, interviews on these themes, we will be happy to exchange with you!

We are also launching the partnership for the year 2017 campaign. Feel free to help us by becoming a partner of the association, donor, or simply speaking into the air to the land around you!

5 + 5 =

And find us on social networks:

2017 Projects

2017 Projects

Understand climate change and renewable energy in paragliding

 

And for 2017?

 

Now we want to capitalize on these experiences and all the knowledge acquired to carry out new actions of awareness, particularly among young people, but also a conference for businesses and a new cycle travel!

Speeches and conferences

 

We offer advocacy on these issues in the schools and colleges.

We also organize discussions, conferences in companies or any other structure on:

  • The feedback of the tour of Europe 2016 climate change and renewable energy
  • The interviews and meetings of specialists
  • The preparation and participation at the COP22 in Marrakech or in other international meetings on the theme of the fight against climate change, renewable energy and sustainable mobility

We can share our experiences and knowledge, but also and above all, answer all your questions!

 The 2017 southern european tour

 

The next project to always learn and share with you longer this time to the South!

We are currently preparing the tour of southern Europe for September 2017 that will also focus on sustainable mobility.

The transport sector contribute to about ¼ of the total emissions of greenhouse gases and this is one of the most difficult to decarbonize!

Here is a first idea of what our southern european tour will look like :
 

tour-deurope-du-sud

Contact us for any request:

Do not hesitate to contact us for questions, suggestions, requests for speeches, conferences, interviews on these themes, we will be happy to exchange with you!

We are also launching the partnership for the year 2017 campaign. Feel free to help us by becoming a partner of the association, donor, or simply speaking into the air to the land around you!

4 + 1 =

And find us on social networks:

Presentation of climate change

Presentation of climate change

UNDERSTAND CLIMATE CHANGE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY IN PARAGLIDING

Climate Change

Jean Jouzel, the scientific sponsor of in the Air to the Earth, costs, french Glaciologist, climatologist and vice president of the scientific group of the IPCC from 2002 to 2015 we explains comprehensively where we are compared to the climate change then presents the IPCC in a second interview!

Overall presentation of climate change (part 1)

Presentation of the IPCC

Today, he has more doubt on the fact that man is responsible for the climate change that we are currently living. Evidenced by the IPCC which we hear so much about, and on which you will find details below.

The IPCC - more information

As a reminder, the IPCC does mean Intergovernmental Panel on climate change. It was established in 1988 by two United Nations agencies:

  • the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • the United Nations Environment (Programme UNEP) Programme

The IPCC was created as a result of different works devoted to the impact of human activity on climate change. For a long time, it was indeed thought that the influence of gender on the climate was negligible compared to natural phenomena, such as solar activity or other. Unfortunately this is not the case and it will be the end of the 1980s so that the idea of a climate change related to human activity is taken seriously and that the IPCC is created.

The mission of the IPCC is to gather, assess and synthesize the scientific information available in the world. Expertise put at the service of the world but political and economic decision-makers. Because the companies, who are being asked to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, are obviously concerned. The IPCC experts do not themselves new research: they “peel” the existing scientific literature to draw the ‘extract every important detail. The assessment reports also strive to reflect the scientific debate. The 2001 edition, for example, reflects the apparent inconsistency between observations of surface temperatures, indicating a warming, and satellite observations which, on the contrary, emphasize a cooling trend (an error in the processing of satellite data will be highlighted later).

One of the features of the IPCC is the preparation of its reports: they are written in a process with the intensive phase lasts about two years. At each step, the texts are subject to outside (scientific community, governmental experts). In 2013, we have thus received 54 517 comments on the work of Group 1. Authors should take into account all of these comments and, if not, to explain. Even subject to the approval of the Governments, the report is no exception to the scientists. This process gives the IPCC report its visibility and allows policymakers to appropriate it. Despite its complexity, I think the virtue and the strength of the collective expertise.

We would like to tell you about the IPCC, because this is not only a dozen people who are trying to understand what climate change is in their corner. The IPCC summarizes all of the scientific work, which have been published and verified by the scientific community (i.e. thousands of people).

You will find here the latest report of the IPCC (the 5th) which dates from late 2014 and the french summary report which is available there. If you do not want to read 40 pages look only at the following charts which are sufficient to measure the magnitude of the problem facing our society. On the other hand if you speak English and you like to read then the synthesis report with only 32 pages is very well done to give you an overview.

To learn more about the work of scientists who have revealed that climate change, go see ‘The ice and the sky’ movie on the life of Claude Glorius, who is beautiful.

We will now present you various graphs that show the magnitude of the current problem and which you can find in previous reports.

First we present the four scenarios used for communicating on climate change:

  • RCP 2.6
  • RCP 4.5
  • RCP 6.0
  • RCP 8.5

RCP means “Representative Concentration Pathways” and are described in detail here. These are baseline scenarios of changes in radiative forcing over the period 2006-2300. Radiative forcing is the difference between the radiative energy received and the radiative energy emitted by a given climate system (here the Earth). It is expressed in W/m2. When we have a positive radiative forcing for the Earth, it will have the effect of heat and thus increase the global temperature. This is what is happening at the moment where we had in 2011 a radiative forcing of 2.84 W/m2. More radiative forcing is important, more the Earth will warm up. Here is the explanation of the four scenarios drawn from Moss et al. Nature 2010:

RCP detail

GHG means gas greenhouse. We spoke in eq – CO2 that is Equivalent of CO2 because there are also other gases to greenhouse effect than CO2 as Methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), ozone (O3) or even the water vapor (H2O). It takes so all of these gases are back to CO2 using global warming potential (GWP). Is thus an aggregate measure of the greenhouse gas to facilitate comparisons between the different scenarios.

The RCP are associated with more or less significant CO2 emissions and therefore to a future global temperature:

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If doing a reading of this graph, we see that the scenarios diverge from 2030. The window for action to combat climate change is therefore greatly reduced. If we are not reducing our emissions dramatically in the coming years, we cannot go back. It is therefore a real race against the clock that humanity faces today.

Here are the temperature and precipitation changes our world will be facing two extreme scenarios:

IPCC t °

There is also that in the worst case scenario (RCP 8.5) we have an increase in global temperature of + 4 ° C, resulting in local increases up to + 9 ° C approximately. This is totally unsustainable for the societies in which we live and it would also have enormous consequences on populations and ecosystems.

In the best of scenarios (RCP 2.6), the increase in global temperature is limited which also enables to limit the local increase in temperature. This is a much more comfortable scenario for our societies current but not easily achievable without significant efforts of us all.

We can also see the effect of climate change on rainfall. In the RCP 8.5 scenario, there is only very little precipitation and therefore regions, already very dry world will become even more. This will therefore have consequences that populations can no longer inhabit these regions and therefore the number of climate refugees explodes. The wetlands as they receive benefits of precipitation and are thus exposed to benefits of flood risk and everything what one knows. In all cases, significant changes are to be expected, changes which companies will have to adapt quickly.

Climate change is also a significant increase in extreme weather events (article short and interesting here): longer heat waves, extreme rainfall, more large number of cyclones etc. That is why it takes significant adaptation of societies to climate change to reduce their vulnerability.

Overall there are two main pillars of fight against climate change:

  • the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, to limit the increase in global temperature of the Earth
  • adaptation to climate change, to reduce the vulnerability of societies to the temperature rise and its consequences

Finally on the presentation of climate change, he must also be careful to distinguish between climate variability from human-induced climate change. Indeed, it is not because we have a winter cold that climate change is no longer there. Let’s watch the time scale associated with the various phenomena and the trend that can be disconnected. We are not expanding, but we will discuss this point in a future interview!

Now that you know more about climate change, visit the sites of production of renewable energy with us! To learn more on renewable energies, paragliding or travel :) And of course join us on networks:

The Team

The Team

UNDERSTAND CLIMATE CHANGE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY IN PARAGLIDING

The Team

Complementary skills to serve our planet

You all!

Unlimited resources 

Navy

Lawyer and photographer  

Clara

Graphic designer and Manager. Comm  

Nicolas

Scientist and paraglider

All of you !

You are indispensable to our project! Whether small, large, musician, dancer, scientific, scientist, sportsman, entrepreneur, salesperson, passionate free flight, technology enthusiast, hired to transform our world, or all at once, we need YOU to share all that knowledge and help us in this project. Whether you are looking to discuss renewable energy and climate change with us at our steps, ask us your questions on these issues so that we can respond in flight or simply share what you want! We’ll find the experts on the question you ask us to then respond in the way the simplest possible and this flight of course 🙂 Do not hesitate, join us in our adventure to allow EVERYONE access to knowledge in this field!

Marine

Navy will be graduated from the Faculty of Grenoble in law after having spent a few years studying accounting. She has already had the opportunity to work for law firms of accounting, and security and environment companies in several countries. These experiences have allowed her to have a strong capacity to adapt and to better understand the diversity of the countries crossed. His skills are so very useful to compare in detail the projects visited and practices encountered. With its specialization in international law, his legal knowledge will allow us to better understand the issues of renewable energies and climate change at the European level. She will use them to analyze the interactions between different actors (Government, associations of environmental protection etc.) and the problems which they may encounter throughout a project. Finally, Navy has also had the opportunity during his previous trips of several months (Costa Rica, Thailand, Canada, United States, Morocco, Senegal etc.) specialize in photography and video of landscapes to bring some beautiful shots and share his experiences. It is thanks to her that we will be able to make you discover our Earth from heaven!

Clara

Clara's graphic designer freelance, a graduate of a BTS Graphic Design specializing in communication and digital media. Who made a CAPE and BacPro graphic communication as well as an upgrade in Applied Arts. Clara also perfected more than 7 years in the areas of graphic design and communication. Graphic designer, but not only! It is sensitive to the ecology and protection of the environment which are key topics for her since childhood. All that has led him to participate in this project with Navy, Nicolas and you ALL! This is Clara's website where you can find all of his accomplishments: www.claradupuy.com

Nicolas

Nicolas is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), the school of bridges and pavement, the Joseph Fourrier University (Grenoble) in climate science and engineer of the body of the bridges of waters and forests. After having worked on energy in a prestigious consulting firm in strategy (The Boston Consulting Group) to the Morocco in Casablanca, he specializes in renewable energy and climate and environmental sciences. He had the opportunity to participate in major international research programs on the environment as the Floating Sensors Network project in one of the best universities in the United States: UC Berkeley. It will start next September a PhD to study establishing an electric mix with a strong integration of renewable energy on the whole of the African continent by combining a physical and economic approach. After the tour of Europe this summer, there is a tour of Africa. Scientific information retrieved during visits and interviews will be verified and then popularized so that everybody can understand! He is also owner of the patents of pilot and paragliding and confirmed driver, Ulm and qualification tandem paragliding and Ultralight for the chance to introduce his passion to all. This activity allows to Nicolas and Navy to discover beautiful landscapes, which strengthens their motivation to become fully involved in the fight against global warming, preserving the richness of our land.

The scientist sponsor: Jean Jouzel

We are very pleased that Jean Jouzel joined the project in the Air to the Earth as the scientific sponsor for issues related to climate change. Jean Jouzel is a french glaciologist and climatologist. He was vice President of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on climate change) from 2002 to 2015 and has contributed to the reports of the IPCC, who received the Nobel Prize for peace in 2007. Jean Jouzel is one of the leaders in the dissemination to the public of the consequences of human activities on the climate of our planet.

Know more !

He is Director of research at the CEA since 1995 and has been responsible for the climate of the laboratory for climate sciences group and the environment to which it is always attached, and then became Director of the Institute Pierre – Simon Laplace (IPSL), which brings together the laboratories of the Paris region working on the climate and the environment. With his colleagues, he developed isotopic methods to extract the climate information. They have built the long climate record ever obtained from ice cores. Published in 2007 in the journal “Science”, this record of past temperatures covers the past 800,000 years, 8 cycles climate (successions of glacial and interglacial periods). The length of this recording allows to examine the response of the Antarctic ice cap to subtle changes in insolation caused by slow changes in the Earth’s orbit. In addition, its high temporal resolution allows for each climate cycles precisely analyze changes millennial climate, combined with the response of the complex climate system of our planet. In 2012, Jean Jouzel received the Vetlesen Prize, which is awarded every four years since 1959 by the American Foundation of the same name. This prestigious award, considered the Nobel Prize of the sciences of the Earth and the universe, is awarded to Jean Jouzel, french winner, for his work on the polar ice and climate.

The interviewed

Stéphane Labranche

Political scientist – COP21

Didier Voisin

Atmospheric chemistry

Thierry Lebel

Water cycle and climate change

Goran Bryntse

100% renewable energy in Sweden

Richard Wood

Environmental footprint

Tom Cronin

Wind technologies

Hans Christian Sørensen

The power of community

Preben Maegaard

Self-sufficient village

Christian Nereus Grant

Wave energy

Tonny Brink

Low power turbines

Jean Schmittbuhl

Deep geothermal

Anna Berkman

Hydro Norway

Michael Raschemann

Self-sufficient village

Leire Gorrono

Community power

Frédéric Pierre

Create gas from a sewage

Clément Ritter

Biovalsan gas project

Cyril Colin

Start-up Elum

Doreen Raschemann

Visitor Center – self-sufficient village

Lucie Bezombes

Biodiversity

Jean Jouzel

the IPCC and climate change

Olivier Peyre

7 years of worldwide 0 carbon

You also join the team!

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Now that you know our team, visit the sites of production of renewable energy with us! Either to learn more about climate change, paragliding or travel 🙂 And of course you can find us on the networks:

The tour of europe

The tour of europe

Understand climate change and renewable energy in paragliding

 

The European Tour 2016

 

More than 20,000 people follow our publications every week! Thank you for making this wonderful tour of Europe a success and allowed us to travel, learn, share and fly!

Here is the card that lists all the interviews and articles of the travel blog! Feel free to use it to learn more about climate change, renewable energy, and even prepare your future holiday! Simply click on the link associated with the icon.

 

In addition to 2 months through Europe we flew over fifteen countries, achieved a score of interviews and met with more than 150 people all more motivated than the others and invested in very action to combat climate change.

We are back more than ever very optimistic face the problem of climate change and believe that our generation will succeed to solve one of the biggest challenges facing humanity!

It was an incredible opportunity to meet the experts on these topics and interact with them on their vision and passion! And it is with great pleasure that we tried to share best knowledge via interviews and travel the blog.
 

And now for 2017?

 
2017, we want to capitalize on this experience and the knowledge to new actions of awareness, particularly among young people.

Indeed, we are going to propose interventions and exchanges on these issues in the schools and colleges. They also proposed for the greater, in companies, local authorities or any other organization making the request.

We come back to the tour of Europe, interviews, meetings, but also on the preparation and participation in the COP22 of Marrakech in the delegation of France and COP21 of business management team European and international the Ministry of environment and energy of the sea.

We are also preparing a tour of southern Europe for September 2017 that will also focus on sustainable mobility, the transport sector contributing to about ¼ of the total emissions of greenhouse gases.

Do not hesitate to contact us for questions, suggestions, requests for speeches, interviews on climate change or any other request, we will be happy to exchange with you!

We are also launching the partnership campaign to run the association for the year 2017. Feel free to help us by becoming a partner of the association, donor, or simply speaking into the air to the land around you!

14 + 6 =

Find us on social networks:

Presentation of renewable energy

Presentation of renewable energy

UNDERSTAND CLIMATE CHANGE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY IN PARAGLIDING

Renewable energy

End 2012, renewable energy reach more than 26% of world energy capacity, an increase of 8.5% from 2011 and provide 21.7% of the world’s electricity. They are the solution to enable the production of a decarbonnee electricity (which doesn’t reject CO2) in order to limit global warming. There are 5 main types of renewable energies:

  • Hydraulic energy
  • Wind energy
  • Solar energy
    • solar thermal (using heat that is transmitted by the rays of the Sun)
    • photovoltaic solar energy (where one uses directly the radiation of the Sun)
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal energy

During this project we are going to visit electricity generation sites that use these 5 different ways to create electricity from renewable way. This will allow each time to tell you more on these types of energy and their specificities. Here is the structure of electricity generation in the world in 2012:

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We often forget the hydraulics which is the first renewable energy worldwide with 16.2% of the electricity produced. And after the IEA which is the international agency of energy here is the evolution of the installed capacity of renewable energy in GigaWatt (= 10 ^ 9 Watt = 1 000 000 000 watts, a reactor of nuclear power for comparison has about a capacity of 860 MW = 860 000 000 watts):

ENR

Although renewable energy are not yet an important part of the electricity production, they are brought to a considerable extent in future years. Global investment in renewable energies amounted to 39 billion dollars in 2004. In 2012, 244 billion invested in these sectors.

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There was a slight decrease in 2012 but it will walk away with very significant investments and especially in developing countries.   Renewables are a tremendous opportunity to create electricity from the resources that surround us without rejecting CO2 and thus contribute to the fight against global warming.

Now that you know all about renewable energy, please visit the sites of production of renewable energy with us! To learn more about climate change, paragliding or travel 🙂 And of course join us on networks: