Can We Stop Global Warming?
Assuming global warming is real, then the short answer to this question is no. No, we can not stop global warming.
The long answer to this question is surprisingly simple too. Here it is in a nut shell.
The only possible way to completely stop global warming, assuming global warming is real, is to completely stop releasing carbon gases into the atmosphere. It is this extra carbon in the atmosphere that traps more of the sunís heat in the environment, instead of allowing more of the sunís heat to escape back into space. Mankind releases carbon gases when burning fossil fuels, such as oil, coal, gasoline, and natural gas.
Therefore, the only way for mankind to stop releasing carbon gases into the environment is for each and every government in the world to agree to immediately stop burning fossil fuels. Unfortunately, there is no way for all the governments of the world to agree to stop using fossil fuels either through diplomacy or brute force.
The only country trying to convert their entire nation to renewable sources of energy that do not cause global warming is Iceland. Since Iceland does very little farming and manufacturing and imports of their goods from other polluting countries using polluting ships, Iceland will continue to negatively impact global warming after they have completely stopped using fossil fuels directly.
Even if the two biggest polluters, China and the United States of America, immediately stop polluting the atmosphere, this will not stop other countries from polluting. Thus, global warming will continue to happen.
Even if all causes of global warming immediately cease, global warming will continue to increase for decades to come because the current changes to the environment are not immediately affected. And since we can not immediately cease all sources of global warming, humanity will have a much more difficult time ahead of it.
The only viable solution is to try slowing down global warming. The only possible way to do this is to aggressively discover and implement new non-polluting sources of energy that are more cost effective than polluting sources of energy. Otherwise, most countries cannot afford to abandon their current sources of energy despite the consequences.
Only super-massive funding to discover and implement new non-polluting sources of energy that are cheaper than fossil fuels is critical in slowing down and possibly stopping global warming this century. As a result, it is our duty to insist that all governments and businesses of the world to search for and switch to alternative sources of energy as soon as possible. The stake of the planet is literally at risk.
by Phil B.