week 9

The second IPCC article says that there are already some actions that limit global warming are underway. It also claims that other changes would require “rapid and far reaching” changes in land, energy, buildings, etc. and that part that humans play in it would need to decrease by 45%. Technological fixes would need to reduce the amount of CO2 in the air in order to be effective. Strengthening capacities for climate action, civil societies, private sectors, and local communities can support the ambitions of limiting global warming. A socio-technological fix can be employed but will take extensive research, along with the infamous trial and errors that come along with using technology to fix environmental issues.

This question seems to be more false than true, in Reidy’s article he talks about Tyndall and his works with radiant heat in the 1800s. Tyndall said that any changes to the constitution of the atmosphere would produce corresponding changes of climate. With this knowledge, we have known for a long time that climate change would persist. Now, it wasn’t predicted that it would be to the extent it is at today. Saying it is in its infancy is true because it hasn’t been this bad for very long although, saying it isn’t reliable is not true. All the research and ideas that are surrounding climate change are very advanced and will still continue to strengthen as time goes on and as we develop more ways to fix the damage.

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  1. It’s an interesting point that you make, that climate science is actually in its infancy but that doesn’t mean it’s unreliable. I suppose that simply because the research started many years ago doesn’t have to mean that the research has come beyond a state of infancy. I fully agree though that the research today is extensive and reliable. It’s good to know that the research will continue to advance, but I hope that people start believing it before it’s too late.

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