The world’s human population, particularly all individuals, families and businesses making ends meet in well-off developed countries, ought not return to pre coronavirus lifestyle if Earth has any chance of continuing to be a life- enabling place for humans, plants and animals.
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!
A first pass at including rapid thaw processes in model simulations.
— Read on arstechnica.com/science/2020/02/new-estimate-of-how-much-thawing-permafrost-will-worsen-warming/
Please Consider the Unintended, Accumulative And Irreversible Additions to Global Warming, Climate Change, Sea Level increases in Strong Storms, Droughts, Wildfires, Acceleration of Extinctions of Species, the Expansion of the Mosquito’s Range as thousands and thousands of vacationers escaping the Midwest college towns for the swamped Florida beaches burning billions of tons of jet fuel, emitting three times the volume of heat-trapping greenhouse gases of into the atmosphere for future Earth inhabitants — THIS LIST IS ENDLESS.
DOING NOTHING TO CHANGE THIS IS OUR GREATEST ENEMY!
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