Global Cooling Insurgents
In the last 20 years in particular, there has been an
increase in some kinds of extreme weather events, notably erratic rainfall,
contributing to floods and droughts, as well as rising sea levels and
seasonal unpredictability. The results of these climate changes are
failed harvests, disappearing islands, destroyed homes, water scarcity
and deepening health crises. And that means millions upon millions of
people who were already struggling are finding it even more difficult
to get food, water and shelter. And as always its poor people
and the 3rd world which will suffer first. You just have to look out
of your window to see how erratic weather patterns are becoming. . .
or turn on your tv. So were talking floods and droughts. Of course
one of the solutions to this is vertical or indoor farms, which grow
crops in urban environments in rotating trays beneath UV lights. The
advantage being it takes up less space and can be grown anywhere.
Others fear we could create a new ice age as the sun enters a cooling phase and the gulf stream changes. The origins of the gulf stream lie in the Gulf of Mexico and it carries the tropical waters from the Florida Straight to the great banks of the United States, where it heads eastward, carrying its warm waters to the borders of the North Atlantic. As soon as the tropical waters hit the Arctic Ocean, they cool abruptly and plunge towards the abyssal zone to form a loop, known as thermohaline circulation. Then, like an immense conveyor belt that slows down in the ocean depths, it sets out again southward to rejoin the beginning of the Gulf Stream. IF all the ice melts due to rising temperature the gulf stream will be affected and could result in a complete thermohaline shutdown and throw the Earth into a new Ice Age. It should be stated here this is only one possibility and there is science to prove or disprove it either way.
On a slightly more optimistic note a recent report showed that the effects of Global Warming has actually stopped although others warn it could return in 2015 and much worse than before. Others feel it will prove to be complete bullshit and/or may just be down to natural conditions or may be caused more by the actual sea and not rising CO2 levels at all. Scary stuff, but no one really knows. Personally Im not sure I believe this, I mean why are the ice caps still melting IF its stopped. I think it depends on whose science youre looking at.
There are other advantages from switching from fossil fuels too, as we all know the world is currently addicted to petroleum . If you happen to see the movie The Kingdom its quite enlightening as it deals with vast American colonies set up in the middle east and populated by American oil workers who treat their land and soil as U.S.A ground and act in accordance with their native countries beliefs and life style. This causes a great deal of tension with some locals and their Muslim beliefs. Also they feel like its an invasion of their land even though the foreign companies and workers are in league with their own governments. Quite simply the situation and the tensions it creates can be stopped by a change from oil. So not only is a power conversion good for the environment its good for political relations too.
By Digital By Birth