Our World May be ending but We might be to Ignorant to save it

Technological fixes can directly address the rising temperatures with many different ways.  First off, humans can lower the chances and probability of global warming with simple fixes.  This means a few system transitions.  According to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “These are achieved by the increasing of adaptation, mitigation investments, policy instruments and the acceleration of technological advances (IPCC, pg. np).  By doing just this the chance of global warming goes down because we can now have a beat on if the temperatures are rising now or in the near future.  Secondly, Technological fixes can help find issues that contribute to the increase of warming.  The biggest threat to the ecosystem is the rising levels of C02 or also known as Carbon Dioxide.  Technology that tracks the carbon in the air will help us take down the levels slowly.  An effective socio-technological fix is thought up and has been evaluated but is not quite ready to be put into action.  There are machines in place to calculate the level of carbon emissions but the product is a bit too expensive.  Right now, the levels of warming are risen slowly and it can be seen clearly.  The main issue is that the price of on carbon dioxide emissions is too high. Precisely $27,000 per ton by 2100 would have to be required.  In order to successfully prevent 2.7 degrees of global warming, the exact amount of greenhouse pollution that would need to be reduced is 45 percent from 2010 to 2030.


After carefully reading the IPCC and historian Michael Reidy’s article I would say that climate science is not still in its infancy.  We are seeing examples of why global warming is an issue every day.  There are alarming stats everywhere that point to carbon emissions being at an all time high.  In Michael Reidy’s article he states, “If the planet were not warming, turning the natural greenhouse effect into global warming, the new climatology center in Britain, the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research would not bear his name (Reidy, pg. 14).  To all the people that believe that climate science is too young than I see no problem with being sure instead of realizing the problem too late.

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