Tuesday, January 27, 2009

If we stop emitting climate will soon return to normal?

World has very much become aware of the fact that we have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to fight against global warming. There are many people believing that once we reduce our current greenhouse gas emissions levels climate will very soon return to normal condition. Unfortunately for us, scientists are not that optimistic.

Latest study carried out by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder Colorado has come up with rather unpleasant news about the damage that has been done to climate, and the time needed for recovery. Dr. Susan Solomon, lead author of this study believes that damage is too big, and that this damage is probably irreversible.

Climate will need many years to recover even if world slows greenhouse gas emissions

According to this study even if world manages to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions on global level, temperatures are still very likely to remain high this millennium, and it will take more than 1000 years to see significant climate changes. Climate change is slow process, and we'll have to wait for a "while longer" to see positive changes.

Although scientists believe that climate change is irreversible process that will happen even if we reduce greenhouse gas emissions we still have duty not to make things even worse than they are now. This is the reason why world has to react very quickly, and do necessary changes to reduce current greenhouse gas emission levels. We may not be able to fix this problem right away but we sure do not want to make it worse than it already is.

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