I suppose the big question we need to consider is :-
- Will there be people around the globe dying because of environments becoming dangerous?
Well with the polar caps melting, the animals habitats are shrinking that’s for sure.
From a human point of view, this can obviously cause flooding, and put once lived on land under water! Whether this can cause death for humanity, I’m not to sure at my present understanding of environmental issues. If people are forced to move area because of flooding then human and social economics come into question, and as we know there is a direct correlation between peoples standards of living and health deterioration. The poorer someone is, the more chance that health deteriorates due to the pressures economically of living a basic healthy life. This issue is debatable though.
- Which energies contribute towards a deterioration in our worldly environment?
The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet’s atmosphere warms the planet’s surface to a temperature above what it would be without its atmosphere. If a planet’s atmosphere contains radiatively active gases (i.e.,greenhouse gases) the atmosphere will radiate energy in all directions. (Courtesy of Wiki).
The Earth gets energy from the sun in the form of sunlight. The Earth’s surface absorbs some of this energy and heats up. That’s why the surface of a road can feel hot even after the sun has gone down—because it has absorbed a lot of energy from the sun. The Earth cools down by giving off a different form of energy, called infrared radiation. But before all this radiation can escape to outer space, greenhouse gases in the atmosphere absorb some of it, which makes the atmosphere warmer. As the atmosphere gets warmer, it makes the Earth’s surface warmer, too. (Acknowledgement https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/basics/today/greenhouse-effect.html)
By listing the top contributors to these greenhouse gasses will obviously show the root of the problem. However, the question at this point of the blog is does the economy take precedence over the environment. Yes or No or a bit of both!