Al Gore’s resurrected rise to fame has made many individuals more environmentally conscious of the truths of global warming. While this is a good thing, though I don’t appreciate the failed politician being the head spokesman, it may not be an ecological event to change. The planet has a warming trend in the past few years, this is not refutable. A big reason is for the fossil fuels that are pumped into the atmosphere everyday. There are nearly three-hundred million Americans that need energy on a daily basis.
Three hundred million Europeans, two-hundred and fifty million Russians (at the very least), a billion Indians, and over a billion Chinese have the same hunger for energy. This causes more use of fossil fuels and thus more global warming trends. Now, people can drive electric cars, but the energy will most likely come from burning fossil fuels. All electronics have to use generated power from some sort of power plant and solar energy is just not a feasible way to generate power. Of course, nuclear power is a atmospherically clean source of energy, but the populous seems to still be hindered by the disaster in Chernobyl and the Three Mile Island scare. But even if the entire planet put a halt to its energy consumption, global warming would continue to rise.
The atmosphere is already gray with gases that don’t seem to have the decency to leave. Therefore, temperatures will remain the same. This means that ice will continue to melt and when ice melts, large amounts of carbon dioxide are released out of frigid entrapment. Oceans continuously release CO2 due to warmer temperatures like giant bubbles of toxic air rising above sea-level. Deforestation of the Tropical Rain Forests causes CO2 to escape from their woody prisons. As things look now, rising ocean levels may not be something curable, but inevitable.
Preparation for this environmental cliff should be planned for as a serious Fail Safe Proposal. After all, global warming will not extinguish mankind. We are the most resourceful species on the planet, but we need to learn to take other species along to survive ecological disaster. On the bright side, some good affects of global warming may rise to the occasion. Lands once a bleak wasteland will become an untapped resource as old tundra in Canada and Russia transform into fertile soil. Whatever may come in the future is uncertain. However, the evidence on global warming is neither concrete, nor is it encouraging. But all fingers seem to point at a sinking world.