Here are some pictures of one of the 16 blowholes this year in Siberia, caused by HGHGs and adding large amounts of released methane, which is making it worse.http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/14/photos-s ... e-85901709Fossil Fuel Dependence Disastrous for Economy and Environment
Dr. David Suzuki | November 11, 2014 7:37 pm |
"It’s become a cliché to say that out of crisis comes opportunity. But there’s no denying that when faced with crises, we have choices. The opportunity depends on what we decide to do.
What choices will we make when confronted with the fact that 2014 will likely be the hottest year on record? According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, global land and sea temperatures up to September’s end tie this year with 1998 as the warmest since record keeping began in 1880. “If 2014 maintains this temperature departure from average for the remainder of the year, it will be the warmest year on record,” a NOAA statement says.
Will we take advantage of the numerous benefits of energy conservation and clean energy or remain stuck in the old way of just blindly burning our way through? The choice is clear. Photo credit: Shutterstock
The world’s warmest 10 years have all been since 1998, and last year carbon dioxide levels rose by the highest amount in 30 years.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report, released Nov. 2, summarizes three reports released over the past year on the physical science; impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and mitigation. It offers a stark choice: Unless we quickly curtail our fossil fuel dependence, we face “further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.
As a broadcaster, I’ve interviewed hundreds of scientists over the years, but I’ve never heard so many speak so forcefully and urgently as climatologists today. It’s a measure of the seriousness of the crisis.
What choices will we make? Will politicians close their eyes while fossil fuel industry executives shovel money at them and enlist propagandists to spread misinformation and lies? Will we listen to those who, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, continue to say the global warming they once claimed never existed stopped 18 years ago, or that human activity doesn’t contribute to climate change?"http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/11/david-su ... e-85901709
We see numerous negative effects of industrialization. Part of it is the 30% of HGHGs coming from simpleton agricultural industry by slash and burn. Then it is shipped with diesel and processed with coal, and further distributed with more diesel and gasoline, and added petro chemical packaging and more. Part of transportation's 30% and coal's 40% of HGHGs.