My holidays are getting very far, evolving into not very clear memories. Yet I wanted to write a summary post with my thoughts and I have been delaying it, but today, in one way or another I have posted it.
When I travel, I frequently look for images or facts related with climate change, renewable energies,… This year I have even post some of them as:
- The timid mention of climate change in Loro Parque
- Images from the very special Poris
- A frightening wild fire
- A complain about some car hiring practices
My mental short summary now is that Canary islands have a lot to lose from climate change because having a wonderful climate any change will likely be negative and climate is central for the two main economic sectors there: agriculture and tourism. But, this scaring risks can also become opportunities as the experience of making El Hierro a renewable island shows, and I firmy believe in the potential of Canary islands. In fact, the same stubbornness of La Palma inhabitants not to allow any new industry they consider contaminant could lead them to a more renewable energy. They have two great advantages, they do not have to feed a large electricity hungry industry and they do not suffer from cold or heat at their homes (for the moment).
By the way, why not try to reasearch geothermal generation possibilities in islands with active volcanos, if they are useful to amuse the tourists by cooking tasteful meals (in Lanzarote) they could also be useful for something more productive.