GlobalWarming Awareness2007 - Information
Heavy emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases is the cause of mankind, and we are also the only ones who can do something about reducing it.
These emissions happen through our combustion of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gases and globally increasing by the day.
The repercussions for the emissions can be seen on the rise of sea levels around the coastal areas, it causes risk of drought and floods - threatening the biodiversity and the general health of mankind.
Animal life will gravitate to colder locations, but those that cannot move, will over time die and become extinct.
What can we do to stop this you might ask?
Well, first of all we must change our dependency of the fossil fuels, and find some other renewable sources of energy. And there are many new sources on the market today, as wind energy, hydro energy, solar power generation, biomass & bio fuels energy, geothermal energy and so on.
Biggest problem with the alternative energy sources is they do not give as much effect as oil does. Many of the alternatives have been tested to be a substitution for oil, but none give the equal effects as oil.
Any other problems with using Oil as an energy resource?
One of the problems we also face today, is the gigantic need for oil. It is estimated that the world needs around 26 billion barrels of oil every year to keep up with the energy consumption but at the same time it has become harder as ever to find good and rich oil reserves.
You might have noticed an increase on your gas bills when you fill up the car the last couple of years, and this is a direct impact on this.
It takes more and more power + money to get the oil we slowly discover. Recent numbers from the discoveries of new oil is around 7 billion barrels a year. That is far from what we use, so the reserves are rapidly getting dried out.
We need GlobalWarming Awareness2007
Humans like you and me, have to set a focus on this, because transition to alternative fuels, is not something that is done over night. It takes a very long time, and will cost a lot of money. GlobalWarming Awareness2007 is needed.
The best place to start if with ourselves, and try to think about the way we use the energy. From the usage of your car or even the purchase of plastic bags in the supermarket.
1997 in Kyoto, Japan a new protocol was made at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, assigning mandatory targets for the reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases.
It is known as the Kyoto Protocol.