a reply to: eisegesis
It's a real issue, if politicians where serious they would take serious steps but they ain't because it would hurt the economy allot.
Politician's ain't telling/warn much about global warming really because they don't have a good solution. Now what is worrisome is that scientists
ain't ringing the alarm bells enough, they don't want too much public attention since they getting attacked, getting death treats and so on...
Now back to topic, the TS talks about goal plants, goal plants are just a tiny problem,meat processing for example, the amount of people and how much
energy they use be it with cars or heating up their homes. Of course also the industry (and our consumption) but if you look at everything it's just
allot of co2 going in the sky. So each year the economy grows, more people, more cars, more consumption, just more of everything meaning more co2.
Also co2 makes the oceans more acid where fish gets it harder and harder surviving, but where algae and jellyfish thrive.. going back to oceans
conditions we had here 100 millions years ago or so..
And when the Ice caps melt more and or when the permafrost melts like in places like Siberia tons and tons of methane wil be released in the
atmosphere and then we could see a very rapid rise of the global temperature (in just a few years!), methane is far more potent then co2..
And when that happens our own survival of our species is in great danger, already many species having problems adapting right now but the temperature
rise is going slow now, imagine a rapid climate change which might be not that far in the future really.
We could see 4-5 Celsius global rise (on average) when methane gets released in the atmosphere very quickly..The great Ice age was minus 4 degrees on
average! and when other species (&also plants/trees) go we also go, we need them more then you think and we ain't that tough compared with many other
species as well.
We really are talking about the survival about our own species here, if you get kids now be very worried about their future..
edit on 6-8-2015
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