“All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster”.
BARACK OBAMA, speech, Apr. 3, 2006
Today the whole world faces a big menace of climatic change going by the variation of global warming. It seems to be one big misfortune which humans are yet to find a lasting solution and in the meantime it is unleashing it’s negative effects on the environment and consequently unto humans.
In normal climatic conditions, there’s the rate at which energy is received from the sun and the rate at which it is lost into the atmosphere and it’s the key determinant of the equilibrium temperature and climate of earth. This energy is distributed around the globe by winds, ocean currents, and other mechanisms to affect the climates of different regions of the whole world.
Is it warmer or is it stormier?
There are factors which shape how the energy is received and lost into the atmosphere such as the solar radiation or the orbital movements of the earth, but today green house emissions largely from industrial processes has been the key impact in the climatic changes and they result to increased temperatures hence global warming.
The issue is global and affects all spheres of human existence and activities in the world and it’s sensitivity requires urgent response and stringent measures & policies to reduce gaseous emissions into the atmosphere, a move which made nations meet to discuss the way forward. Among the notable parties involved were developed nations who are key contributors to industrial and green house emissions resulting to higher changes of the climate.
“I don’t mean to imply that we are in imminent danger of being wiped off the face of the earth – at least, not on account of global warming. But climate change does confront us with profound new realities. We face these new realities as a nation, as members of the world community, as consumers, as producers, and as investors. And unless we do a better job of adjusting to these new realities, we will pay a heavy price. We may not suffer the fate of the dinosaurs. But there will be a toll on our environment and on our economy, and the toll will rise higher with each new generation”.
Kyoto Protocol is the most significant and recent legally binding agreement which compels developed nations to reduce emissions; with the commitment to the agreement coming to force in Feb 2005 after deliberations and consultations since the first meeting in 1997, and a target to achieve green house emission by 2030.
Kyoto Protocol is not the sole international treaty adopted to push for a limit in emissions which lead to global temperature rise but there are several as can be evidenced by the first step taken by several countries in 1992 by the formation of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
This website was advocacy on the topic of carbon dioxide effects on environment, global warming, climate change. It’s only worthwhile incoming links were on scientific matters, and therefore, the rejuvenation of this website, should of course discuss carbon sequestration, carbon chemistry, green promotion. The carbon tax, carbon credit trading and so on, are things I truly dislike.
The site is under-construction but yet there is alot you can learn from the already published post. Make a read and see for yourself.