In an age when we can utilize the energy from the sun and other natural resources, why is it that we seem to hold on so tightly to our dependency on coal and oil? Why are we still continuously expelling carbon-dioxide into the atmosphere at a rate that hasn’t been seen since, as Neil deGrasse Tyson puts it, “the great climatic catastrophes of the past. The ones that lead to massive extinctions.”
NASA has been prudently watching and collecting data that proves without a doubt we are in a graver situation than we had initially anticipated. Evidence for climate change abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans. Scientists and engineers from around the world have meticulously collected this evidence, using satellites and networks of weather balloons, thermometers, buoys, and other observing systems. Evidence of climate change is also visible in the observed and measured changes in location and behavior of species and functioning of ecosystems. Taken together, this evidence tells an unambiguous story: the planet is warming, and over the last half century, this warming has been driven primarily by human activity.
Americans are still rather resistant to accept scientific facts about global warming. Watch how those who deny climate change continue to argue against scientific facts and claim that scientists like Bill Nye shame them for their opinion:
No other species has had the ability to calculate these changes and foresee the future. So again, why the reluctancy? It’s time to start looking at the subject with an open mind to make sure we are taking care of something we are borrowing from our children.
In an age when we can utilize the energy from the sun and other natural resources, why is it that we seem to hold on so tightly to our dependency on coal and oil?