Effects of Global Warming
Why are young – and not so young – people becoming more vociferous in their protests about global warming? Why has 2), are becoming increasingly evident and dangerous – although relatively mild at present, compared to what they could soon become. become a political and partisan issue at democratic elections? Why do ‘greenies’ try to stop the development of new coal mines and call for speedier reduction of our emissions? The answer is that the effects of emissions, particularly (CO
Much is being said about the cost of reducing . emissions in terms of lost jobs, lost income and harm to national and global economies but we hear relatively little about the catastrophic consequences of not reducing emissions. Prioritising short term profit and ideology ahead of emissions reduction will inevitably result in an uncontrollable, unpredictable and destructive resulting in socio-economic collapse
Analysis of air trapped in 2 in the now stands at over 415 and is continuing to rise at an accelerating rate as we burn ever increasing amounts of fossil fuels.s shows that over the past 800,000 years the normal concentration of in the varies between 170 parts per million ( ) during cold periods (so called s) to 260-300 when the planet reaches its warmest. Concentration of CO
For well over a century it has been widely known that CO2 absorbs infra-red light reflected from the earths’ surface then re-emits it, much of it back to the surface. The higher the concentration of CO2 in the , the warmer the gets, a phenomenon known as global warming which has a number of effects including 1. ocean warming, 2. loss of land-based ice and , 3. which becomes less predictable and 4. sea level rise. Below is an outline of these effects.
DO WE FACE NEAR TERM EXTINCTION?
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Monday, June 10, 2019
#Global Warming Driving Sixth Mass #Extinction
" to resist change and, in the interests of maximising profit, continue to move far too slowly to avert increasingly dangerous outcomes. Young people rightly protest against this and those responsible for killing flora and fauna (which includes humans), destroying their habitat and giving impetus to the 6thmass extinction now in progress."
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