What Will We Do About Global Warming … and When?
Can you “see” accelerating change without study, science and effort?
Is it part of our survival kit, built in from birth? Seems not.
Two facts that matter. You are aging. Global warming is real, but the destinations defined in part by the speed of these trends may not be obvious without proper perspective, study and trained skills. They are mostly ignored without science, measurements and your willingness to study and accept reality.
If you are a healthy 50, it may seem that your health is robust and steady. But it rarely is. System breakdown is underway and is accelerating. Life has an expiration date. That change is hard to see without measurements, tools and directed attention. After 50,000 years, the human experiment, at about 1800 AD, reached a population of 1 billion people. In the next 212 years the population reached 7 Billion with only a slight increase in RATE of change. Hard to see in the early graph. Then came a “dramatic population spike” that was in the math and numbers all along.
Global warming rates and anthropogenic cause, were quite accurately calculated and published in a paper by Svante Arrhenius in 1895…and ignored. The facts were in. The cause was us. Back then coal was extracted and burned by 1000′s of tons. Now coal is removed from earth at 23 million tons/day. Plus oil at 12 million tons/day. Plus over 300 billion cubic feet of methane/day. And they are burned, except for too much of the methane which is lost to leakage. A worse condition. The chemistry is unchanged. Burned carbon fossils release CO2 into our atmosphere, trapping heat. The leaked, unburned methane is a nastier blanket gas.
Most of us know the facts, but will you give up junk food, cigarettes and over-indulgence for a longer, better life? Walk a bit more?
What will you do about global warming…and when?
Will your children and grandchildren be toasty warm…or toast?
Wake up. Learn more. Vote for survival. Buckle up for a rough ride.