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Places and events surrounding the COPs

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Chile - Lithium extraction

Chile - Lithium extraction

Lithium "boom" in the Atacama Salar.

Chile - The Chuquicamata mine

Chile - The Chuquicamata mine

Chuquicamata, The largest open pit copper mine in the world.

Chile - Hydroponics and desalination

Chile - Hydroponics and desalination

Techniques to overcome the lack of water.

Chile - Cloud trapping

Chile - Cloud trapping

In the driest desert in the world, a solution to obtain water.

Chile - Water towers

Chile - Water towers

A singular feature on the horizon, in the city and countryside.

Chile - Fences, Watchtowers, etc. / Agriculture

Chile - Fences, Watchtowers, etc. / Agriculture

Access prohibited to Chilean agricultural land.

Chile - 3rd month of social unrest

Chile - 3rd month of social unrest

To mark the three months of protests that began on October 18, 2019, more than a thousand people gathered in Santiago de Chile.

Chile after the COP (Cross-reference)

Chile after the COP (Cross-reference)

Here is a summary of a two-month cycling trip in Chile with particular attention to documenting the very serious drought that was hitting the center and the north of the country.

France - Climate Marches - Event of the Century

France - Climate Marches - Event of the Century

Friday March 15, 2019, the first day of the global strike by students for the climate.

France - #RépubliqueDesPollueurs

France - #RépubliqueDesPollueurs

The invasion of the Parvis at la Défense was the biggest act of organized civil disobedience in France.

France - #3èmeMarcheMondiale #GiletsJaunes-Acte45 #Sommet-ONU #ConventionCitoyenneClimat #XR #DécrochonsMacron

France - #3èmeMarcheMondiale #GiletsJaunes-Acte45 #Sommet-ONU #ConventionCitoyenneClimat #XR #DécrochonsMacron

Images taken in Toulouse during the 3rd World Youth March for Climate on September 20, 2019 and the next day of Act 45 of the Gilets Jaunes as well as images taken from the press, TV or Internet.

Poland - Guido Mine

Poland - Guido Mine

At Zabrze we were impressed by a brochure that presented Kopalnia Guido, a decommissioned coal mine, as a tourist attraction.

Poland - Kamizelek (Yellow Vests)

Poland - Kamizelek (Yellow Vests)

In Poland, the French Kamizelek (Yellow Vests) were very often the highlight of TV news and talk shows.

Poland - Climate March

Poland - Climate March

Plac Wolności (Liberty Plaza), starting point for the march, the site of speeches including that of Greta Thunberg.

Morroco after the COP (Cross-reference)

Morroco after the COP (Cross-reference)

I stayed on a little while after the end of the Marrakech COP.

France - Stop MCEDD

France - Stop MCEDD

For three days 600 climate militants held up the MCEDD congress concerning off-shore oil held at Pau.


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