Is Global Warming really a threat?
The topic global warming and its authenticity is the most controversial topic if it is discussed in the perspective of historical fact and contemporary ground realities. However, the discussion about the authenticity of the term or phenomenon of global warming is the type of riddle as some believe, but with the help of this discussion it will be tried to establish a point by taking a firm stance in the advocacy of this phenomenon and the adverse repercussions, it can have on global environment through the development of a balanced and unbiased perspective.
The question that rises here is that who actually gave birth to this Frankenstein like monster ‘GloWarm’ (Global Warming). Who provided it the opportunities and incentives which facilitated it to enhance its formation? It was and is the Man himself. It is the Man who actually nourished and nurtures this monster, in the form of over-exploitation of resources, merciless deforestation and hysterical emission of toxic gases such as Carbon Dioxide, etc. destruction of wildlife and dumping of contaminated waste into the water resources and inside the lands.
This increase of temperature was mainly contributed by the relentless release of toxic greenhouse gases and excessive usage of materials such as Chloro Floro Carbons (CFCs) and aerosols are considered as prime agents in the depletion of Ozone layer that prevents harmful radiations like the ultraviolet rays to penetrate the surface of the Earth. The shock waves of the GloWarm quake reverberate in the form of eye-diseases such as cataracts and increased droughts and floods which in turn beget to the creation of more deserts. (Maslin, 2007)
The human being did all these activities just by chanting the slogan of development and economical benefits without seriously considering that what they will have to repay in term of environment and its safety. The destruction of environment by polluting the air and natural resources are done by human being for nothing, but just to achieve an economic status that founded irrevocable and unfavorable ramifications on the very environment that made him capable enough to conduct this unbalanced and fleetingly existent concept of development. With the ignition of the warming engine, uncontrolled and rampant rise in its temperature was recorded over a large span of time at various places of the planet.
Global Warming, Nothing Just A Saga
One of the foremost reasons dubbing this entire environmental issue as a monster is that the increasing of temperature and the concomitant rise in warming process is mainly due to human activity which is not a true perception, but the question is that why and how..? The reasons are following:
The climate of our Earth has always experienced and undergone various climatic changes which have resulted in some exceptional climatic events which could not be explained scientifically or at a meteorological level; one famous example of this is the taking place of snowfall in the desert encircled areas of the Middle East, just because there was no logical or rational explanation to justify this event the debris was all dumped on the so called warming up of Earth.
This event vindicates the intensity through which such episodes can trickledown despite of the fact that they are based on false indoctrination and simultaneously make us forget some fundamental facts such as that Greenland was named so because its green coasts, now since these green coasts are no more there and any rational explanation does not rationalize this situation so should we blame it entirely on global warming as well? (Leroux, 2007)
Another similar terrorizing story interpreted synonymous to global warming is the greenhouse effect in which the iniquitous role played by Carbon dioxide on environmental sustenance is analyzed. Prominent astrophysicist of Harvard University Sallie Baliaunas says that increase in the percentage of carbon dioxide is on the contrary beneficial as it will allow greater potential for the consumption of Carbon Dioxide for plants which will help in their growth. In addition to this extension in the duration of warmer winters will provide longer harvest season to farmers and can also prove helpful in bringing an end to the drought prevalent in Sahara Desert. Much of the talk time on media is also being attributed to Kyoto Protocol which has been signed by all countries of the world except United States. (Philliander, 2000)
furthermore, the measures regarding pumping money and financial investments for the development of energy resources and systems that are based on sustainability principles and conform to resources that can produce energy by making use of renewable means such as air, sun and water but in view of people antagonistic to global warming the entire idea of developing such long-lasting energy reforms are a complete bilge. One of the most developed areas for energy generation is through the utilization of solar energy for ceasing the surging levels of global temperatures.
The futility of the whole concept is expressed through the evidence that EPCOT a theme park with a ride run solely on solar energy is estimated to consume an approximate of 395,000KWh per day, in order to generate substantial energy by solar means thousands of acres of solar panels will have to be constructed to produce that much energy.
Even energy produced from wind mills is to a large extent impractical as a large number of these are required for adequate energy production. It must be kept in mind that over 80% of global energy demands are met by the energy produced by fossil fuels. Limiting their usage in any form would decimate and serve as a miserable blow to global economies. (Robinson, 2007)
the debate on the existence of global warming presence was so much influence-able that forced to the scientist to change their views such as the British environmentalist Wilfred Beckerman said that I have realized that all my research was fabricated and was nothing more than a sensationalized, scary piece of information that was in support of a highly mythical and skeptically existent phenomenon.
Global Warming, The True story
It is often said that there are always three sides of a story, one that supports a single idea, the other which contradicts it and the third is the truth. After assessing two opposite sides of the entire story, I believe it is time for reality check. Many of the evidences that have been presented by people who believe global warming to be nothing but a complete non-sense must shed light on some of the recent statistics that have emerged on the environmental platform.
Disclosed by the United Nations it has been revealed that the percentage of Carbon Dioxide in the environment has increased by a phenomenal 84% over a period of 14 years. The report further accentuates that the pace at which ice caps located in Polar Regions are melting, places like Netherlands, Finland, Northern India and other places situated near to coastal areas experience severe threat of floods and excessive rainfall.
For those who believe that the phenomenon is a new one, it is important to mention here that it was in the year 1827 that the relationship between global warming and greenhouse gases was first developed by Joseph. Likewise, after some years in 1955 it was reported by United States Weather Bureau that reported a rise of 3.6F in temperatures all over the world. Threat clouds surrounding the credibility of global warming were further authenticated in the year 1959 when an article in New York Times claimed that the Arctic ice sheet has lost half of its thickness. (Schneider, 1990)
The existence and the associated gravity of GloWarm monster can also be justified that environmental organization like American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and National Academy of Sciences (NAS) have unanimously agreed that the world is confronted with a severe ecological crisis and have concurrently admitted that their worst fears about the existence of global warming are indeed true. In a statement that was released by AAAS in the year 2006 said: "The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society. Accumulating data from across the globe reveal a wide array of effects: rapidly melting glaciers, destabilization of major ice sheets, increases in extreme weather, rising sea level, shifts in species ranges, and more. The pace of change and the evidence of harm have increased markedly over the last five years. The time to control greenhouse gas emissions is now."(Gore, 2007)
Similarly statement released by NAS further cemented environmentalists worst fears and provided concrete evidence to people who have debunked the very idea and existence of it so far:
"There will always be uncertainty in understanding a system as complex as the world's climate. However there is now strong evidence that significant global warming is occurring. The evidence comes from direct measurements of rising surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures and from phenomena such as increases in average global sea levels, retreating glaciers, and changes to many physical and biological systems. It is likely that most of the warming in recent decades can be attributed to human activities. This warming has already led to changes in the Earth's climate"(Gore, 2007)