A TECH TO CONTAIN & REVERSE 1st of 4
WHY WE MUST BE CONCERNED:
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"Release of even a fraction of the methane stored in the shelf could trigger abrupt climate warming.
Scientists learned last year that the
permafrost permamelt contains a staggering
“1.5 trillion tons of frozen carbon, about twice as much carbon as contained in the atmosphere, "
much of which would be released as methane. Methane is 25 times as potent a heat-trapping gas as CO2 over a 100 year time horizon,
but 72 times as potent over 20 years !
Welcome to Breathing Earth.
This real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates.
Please remember that this is just a simulation. Although the CO2 emission, birth rate and death rate data used in Breathing Earth comes from reputable sources, data that measures things on such a massive scale can never be 100% accurate. Please note however that the CO2 emission levels shown here are much more likely to be too low than they are to be too high.
Global warming (aka climate change) is almost without a doubt the most important issue to face our generation, and quite possibly any generation in history. The worldwide scientific community is virtually unanimous in its agreement that global warming is happening, that it's our fault, and that our chance to stop it is slipping away. If we let it get out of our control, the consequences - which will already begin occuring in most of our lifetimes - will be catastrophic. Just some of the consequences that can be reasonably expected are rising sea levels, more frequent and more severe natural disasters, large-scale food and water shortages, plagues, massive species extinctions, unprecendented numbers of refugees, intensified ethnic and political tensions, and a global economic depression the likes of which no one has ever seen.
The situation is still within our grasp, but we must act now, we must act strongly, and we must act together. Individuals, companies, and governments across the globe must each do what they can to reverse climate change. We will never get a second chance.
a mind-and-heart opener ... . FOR REAL HUMANS . ... a technological breakthrough