Climate changes are inevitable. They also influence every part of our day to day lives and they most definitely through away our annual comfort zones, because no year seems to look or feel like the one before it. And even if many people treat it like they usually treat chance – by being indifferent – there are some scientists that are part of a federal science panel and it is urging major research effort in technology if the system of cooling the planet down fails. Huge machines might be needed to absorb all harmful gases that are found in the air and are dangerous. Aerosol sprays might be needed in order to be shot into the atmosphere and fertilizers might be the solution to feed the plants that are in need of a proper nutritional fulfillment as soon as possible.
All these measures have been drastically dismissed by the scientists until the present time, so the planet’s thermostat hasn’t gotten a plan of being changed soon. The reason behind this denial is that they could be more harmful than useful, and possibly unworkable from many points of view. However, the government’s main scientific advisory personnel have made a study that has been released on Tuesday by the National Research Council stated that all these changes might be needed in order to avoid a tragedy that might happen if nothing is being done.
Marcia McNutt, the former head of the U.S. Geological Survey, who chaired the committee and is currently the editor in chief of Science magazine, believes that:
“Let’s hope it never happens, but if we ever have our back against the wall, we will know ahead of time what we need to do. These are not solutions that we want to turn to.”
The problem that intervenes most of the times with this kind of approach is that the environmental activists believe that all these interventions are made-up to take the eye off the real problems and to focus humanity on other things than reducing their emissions of carbon or gases that have made the planet suffer in the first place. They are against the early treatment, taking into consideration that the “disease” can still be avoided just by being part of the saving team.
Steven Hamburg, chief scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund stated that:
“The billions of tons of climate pollution that we put into our atmosphere every year are causing serious changes to the climate. The way to address the problem is [to] cut the pollution. But given the urgency of this challenge, some are also exploring geo-engineering. We come to this issue very concerned about the danger of unintended consequences, but agree that further discussion makes sense.”
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