Saturday, December 01, 2007
UN Monitoring The Acceleration Of Ecosystem Decay (Antarctic From Space)
Image: courtesy of NASA (www.nasa.gov)
Reversing The Destructive Trend & Ecosystem Conservation
The key element of concern that scientists have about Global Warming, and the measurement of the impact that it will have on humanity, comes down to one word called 'acceleration'. Although it sounds repetitive to continue to talk about humanity's plight if nothing is done to reduce overall pollution levels, it is essential that the true impacts of the acceleration of environmental decay are understood, so that the appropriate reactions can be taken by the United Nations Climate Change delegates when they meet in Bali on December 3-14, 2007.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), part of the United Nations Environment Program finished its meetings in Valencia, Spain this month, and a great concern from them was that the global acceleration of environmental decay has become so visible that dramatic changes are happening over just a few years. One need only look at the melting of the ice sheets in the Antarctic and the Arctic to see how fast the global environment is unfortunately collapsing. The rapid temperature rises are a serious concern.
In Bali, on December 3rd, the U.N. Delegates will begin their discussion on what levels of CO2 pollution reductions are necessary to reverse the trend of increased acceleration of this gas in the upper atmosphere. Some believe that what is really needed is as much as an 80% reduction in C02 emissions within ten years, or the acceleration of the decay and the earth surface temperature warming could move into an uncontrollable phase. At this point, humanity would have no ability to arrest the decay any longer. There are many other aspects to the reversal of ecosystem decay that are required such as the re-planting of native trees throughout the world and the restoration of species and numbers to their natural habitats. All organic species, including ourselves, are part of the total life Kingdom that supports the Earth's equilibrium. Humanity needs to stop, take a breath, and walk a different path to survive. There is no better time than immediately to undertake a U.N. Project to save the Planet, and all Nations will need to support steep reductions in all pollutants when they meet in Bali in December.