Monday, December 14, 2009
The Copenhagen Conference and future of earth
Debates are currently going on at Copenhagen in Denmark on how to address global warming and climate change. Reaching decisions that will save planet earth and all the species that live there in is of topmost importance.
The danger of not having a short and long term solutions to global warming will affect the whole continent and in the long run, no place will be spared. It will affect us and the future generation. Whatever action we take in saving our planet will go down in history. I hope the future generation will not be busy solving the problems created by ozone depletion and greenghouse emissions. I hope they will not be too busy tackling the rise in temperature, the sea rising and the extinction of a lot of species to remember how to live.
I fear increase in conflict over land, over water, over natural resources as a result of human made global warming. I fear the survival of the future generation. I fear the survival of plants and animals as they are currently getting affected on a larger scale. I fear the effect of overpopulation on climate change. Many animals are finding it difficult to find food, to procreate and to keep staying in thier natural habitat. Droughts, flooding and strong ocean waves will keep endangering the lives of animals. The Himalayan's glaciers are melting rapidly and so is iceberg due to high temperature. Global warming might become more dreaded than the coming of the anti-christ....
I fear starvation as the lands become unbearable to cultivate, I fear heatwaves mortality, droughts mortality and flood related death! Many lives might be lost if we don't get cogent solutions- children, women, men will not be safe. We have a reminder how dangerous this can be from the past Tsunami. And there is a strong warning that the future Tsunami will reach Somalia, Madagascar, West Australia and Singapore. Imagine what this mean, imagine the destruction this will cause adding the present climate change conditions!
I worry more than ever before on what will become of planet earth and its species in 30 years time...
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