What do you think will be required to reverse the effects of global climate change?
And what can be done to adapt to climate changes?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
My answer is a two part one because it will take two significant actions to reverse this process.
First terminate all teachers and professors that believe in this nonsense and ship them south to work in MJ fields in mexico.
Second restore climatology to being a sub section of meteorology and require any person wanting to enter the field to have a masters degree in meteorology with at least 5 years of field and lab work combined.
- Anonymous4 years ago
That's funny. Given the fact that 'climate change' can mean either getting hotter, or colder, then the answer is nothing. Because the planet ALWAYS swings between getting hotter, and colder, and has since the beginning of time. Global Warming has already stopped. It hasn't warmed since about 1998. It's going to start cooling any year now, and none of this either way, has anything to do with what humans have done. The reason they're now using the term 'climate change' instead of 'global warming' is to cover their as*es, because they've looked at the most recent data, and it shows what I'm talking about, and they know they will look like morons when it's COOLING, if they keep saying "GLOBAL WARMING". But they ARE morons. There was a petition signed this year by 31,000 scientists, many of them Nobel Prize winners, saying that we need to stop this global warming hysteria. That is 31,000 scientists. This is not some 'fringe group of wacko's' or whatever the GW people keep claiming. It's all a myth.
- RosalindaLv 71 decade ago
Blessings... don't believe it is within mankind's power to reverse climate change. However, I believe that mankind is having an accelerating effect on what is a natural phenomena, so all we can do is to slow down the rate of change. It will take a change in the actual causes of climate change (which are natural) rather than the unnecessarily scaring people with climate disasters. Climate change is a fact of life on this planet. Our influence on this is insignificant. We do not have to power to cause it or stop it......It is time for people to get some perspective. We only contribute about 1.3% of the total carbon dioxide that is present in the atmosphere. The rest is wholly from natural sources. Additionally, carbon dioxide is not even close to being the most important greenhouse gas. Water vapor is many times more important. However, we don't understand all of the interactions between water and the heating of the atmospheres. So, our computer models don't take that factor into account. The whole human cause climate change argument is built on rather flimsy evidence and a great deal of pear pressure to tow the environmentalist line. However, more and more scientist are beginning to speak out against this.Source(s): My Web Search.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The effects of global warming are of concern both for the environment and human life. Scenarios studied by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predict that global warming will continue and get worse much faster than was expected even in their last report. Research by NOAA indicate that the effects of global warming are already irreversible.'
The IPCC reports attribute many specific natural phenomena to human causes. The expected long range effects of recent climate change may already be observed. Rising sea levels, glacier retreat, Arctic shrinkage, and altered patterns of agriculture are cited as direct consequences of human activities. Predictions for secondary and regional effects include extreme weather events, an expansion of tropical diseases, changes in the timing of seasonal patterns in ecosystems, and drastic economic impact. Concerns have led to political activism advocating proposals to mitigate, or adapt to it.' Geoengineering is a further potential response, which could potentially reverse some effects that may otherwise be irreversible'
It is notable that many of the effects of global warming are non-linear in nature, with potential for dramatic positive feedback effects. This means that the climate may enter a critical state where small changes can trigger runaway or abrupt climate change. Geoengineering has been suggested as a means of interrupting or reversing these effects.'
A notable example of a 'runaway' effect is the release of methane from clathrates (known as the clathrate gun effect).
The 2007 Fourth Assessment Report by the IPCC includes a summary of the expected effects.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
It will take Mother Nature changing her mind to reverse climate change. There have been five ice ages, and human were not here for the first four.. Climate change is natural, but humans are speeding this one up a little. It will happen regardless of what we do. We still do not know exactly how and why it happens, so we are powerless to stop it. Human think in short term things, so the world will not prepare. The human race will survive but many humans will be lost to famine and war. After the change we will adapt.Source(s): History
- JimZLv 71 decade ago
Only Peter gave a good answer. The others revealed a lack of knowledge about reality and planet earth. I wonder what planet they live on and I wonder about you as well. Climates change naturally. The climate has been relatively mild for the last few thousand years and has become particularly mild in the last couple of decades. Have you been living in some other dimension. We don't need to adapt to it. We are. Why would anyone in their right mind want to reverse a good and mild climate? Stop believing what alarmists say and open your eyes.
- 6 years ago
Put a dimmer switch on the sun so we can control climate change fluctuations.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
global climate change can be achieved by some measures like raising fuel efficiency standards; retrofitting buildings for efficient heating; and converting sources of electricity from fossil fuels to solar and wind.
SOME STEPS YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW -
1) Use Low Energy Light Bulbs- It will not only save a lot of CO2 it will save you money as well. Turn them off when you leave the room.
2) Monitor Your Use Of Electricity - Install an Owl Monitor. It displays, cost, units consumed, and impact in terms of carbon emissions.
3) Banish Standby - Fit an Intelligent Mains Panels to your computer and a Powersafer a/v equipment and banish standby from your home right now
4) Super Insulate Your Home - Also consider insulating under your floors and fitting double glazing.
5) Reduce Your Heating - Turning down your central heating thermostat by 1 degree can save up to 10 percent of your heating bill and related CO2 emissions.
6) Heat Your Water With The Sun - Get a solar panel fitted on your roof and benefit from free hot water for much of the year.
7) Switch to Green Energy - Sign up with Ecotricity or for 100% renewable electricity Good Energy.
8) Change You Transport Priorities - Cut you car use, walk, cycle and use buses, coaches and trains as much as possible.
9) Shop Locally - Stop driving to out of town supermarkets, try shopping locally, buy seasonal produce, locally produced not flown halfway round the world.
10) Grow Your Own Food - Being fresh it tastes better and should be carbon neutral.
11) Save Water - Harvest rainwater to use on your garden or even to flush the loo, and why not share your shower with your garden with a water diverter.Source(s): reverseclimatechange.com/
- Muthu SLv 71 decade ago
Instead of producing more children grow more trees and obese people may look forward to become skinny
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Nothing, except perhaps a good kegger and a bonfire.
People and animals have been adapting to the world changing constantly for the last many thousands of years. People and animals will still adapt..