This is a vast topic for extensive discussions and Debates.
Some experts opine that “Global Warming” is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
This in fact is the greatest deception in the history of science.
We are wasting time, energy and trillions of dollars while creating unnecessary fear and consternation over an issue with no scientific justification.
However, many countries of the world believe that ‘Global Warming’ is a real and serious problem and the governments are initiating steps to reduce global warming.
Global warming is essentially the excessive heating of the planet Earth, which results in climatic changes.
In many ways, the global warming debate is benefiting from the current highly volatile issues concerning energy.
The world wide industrial revolution has been powered by coal and oil. While coal is available in many countries, oil is not so available.
The largest concentrations of oil are found in areas with significant political and armed conflict.
We can look at the situation in
to understand this fact. Iraq
With the growing
economy, there now seems to be a universal understanding that oil alternatives are necessary. China
Nearly all oil alternatives are favorable ways to reduce Global Warming.The alternatives such as, Hydro-power, solar, wind, geothermal or even nuclear energy, each alternative power source produces significantly less pollution than classic fossil fuels.
A major byproduct of using fossil fuels for energy is the much discussed greenhouse gas.
Whether using oil to produce electricity or just to gas up the car, the use of this medium produces carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a major greenhouse gas.
Reducing the volume of it in the atmosphere will greatly reduce the greenhouse effect.
As our energy production evolves away from oil, we should see improvements in the atmosphere.
The bigger issue, of course, is whether we will get around to this anytime soon.
A second major way to prevent Global Warming is to stop Deforestation.
Vast forests, such as the one found in the
Amazon River Basin in South America are being clear cut.
This has a devastating impact on global warming.
Nature being what it is, it has a natural method for filtering harmful gases such as carbon dioxide out of the air.
It does this through photosynthesis with plants.
Dense, huge forests are the biggest and best filters of carbon dioxide.
By cutting them down, we reduce the ability of the planet to filter out the bad gases while we continue to pump more of the gases into the atmosphere.
Any way you measure it, it is a formula destined to cause trouble. We must come out of our oil habit and stop wiping out our forest areas.