Either cut the world pollution drastically within the next decade, or helplessly watch the disastrous effects of global warming reaching a point of no-return! A NASA scientist has warned that the pollution has risen to this extent.
It is also being warned that the situation could come to such a pass that the Arctic would be left with no ice at all! As a result, there will be huge rise in sea levels with many species getting extinct! – According to Jim Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.
The Mirror reported that Half the people in the world live within 15 miles of a coastline. A large fraction of the major cities are on coastlines. Once you get the process started and well on the way, it’s impossible to prevent it. That’s why we need to address the issue before it gets out of control. We just cannot burn all the fossil fuels in the ground.
He further informed that
If we do (burn the fossil fuels), we will end up with a planet with no ice in the Arctic and where warming is so large that it’s going to have a large effect in terms of sea level rises and the extinction of species. If we go another 10 years, by 2015, at the current rate of growth of CO2 emissions, the emissions in 2015 will be 35 per cent larger than they were in 2000.
A decrease in the emissions by something of the order of 25 per cent is needed to get on a scenario needed for keeping global temperature in the range of what it has been in for the last million years, Mr. Hansen suggested.