“More than 250,000 Deaths, Annually, from Climate Change”, ALREADY!
That’s 2 1/2 times the current death rate from Coronavirus . Taken together, what does this spell for the family of the human race?
It is essential not to forget – as the Trump administration U.S. EPA apparently has, according to the latest report greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution – that GHG emissions are ADDITIVE. They do not simply vanish or escape to outer space over time.
EARTH’S GRAVITATIONAL FORCE HOLDS ALL THE GREENHOUSE GASES EMITTED FROM BURNING FOSSIL FUELS CLOSE TO EARTH’S SURFACE. The greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere from year to year. This is what causes the earth’s atmosphere to heat up.
The more fossil fuels that are burned (gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, coal, methane), the stronger and stronger the heat-capturing capability of earth’s atmosphere becomes. The residual of burning every gallon (or ton) of fossil fuel is additive; therefore, even though there may be a decline in annual GHG emissions in some years, the total amount of such gases in the atmosphere will continue to rise, causing temperatures on earth to also continue to rise until fossil fuel burning is reduced to a negligible amount EVERYWHERE!