This will probably help us understand the bigger picture. Note particularly the comments in the article that in 2014 the global CO2 emissions were 65% greater than in 1990: despite constant promises to curb CO2 and increase the use of renewable energy. No one is interested! 🙁
The population of the Earth since 1990 has grown by 38%. So on global scale, the net growth of CO2 emission is ‘only’ 27% during the last 25 years. This 27% increase is the result of increase in living standards and industrialization on first place. During the same period of time (1990-2012 World Bank data) the total area of forests decreased by 5.5%.
The bottom line Janos is that it is all due to human activities. Increase in living standards mean increase in production, increase in waste production, over-exploitation of land and marine resources etc…etc.. In fact we are simply eating the planet away!
We are in complete agreement Ven. I did not want to reduce the weight of 65% increase of CO2 emission, just mentioned where it came from. That’s why I put only inside apostrophe. But you are right, my comment was misunderstandable.
Good to see science and technology moving so fast Mike. Reports about ocean acidification and ocean warming are too many to dispute these changes as facts, although deniers will always be there, and most active too as they always operate behind the scenes.
Right on the mark thank you Ven, you too Janos. I just noticed another one last night. The Chinese are using heat seeking (sensing) technology to understand the mass movement of their people during this Spring Festival. Today is Chinese New Year ‘Kung Hai Fat Choy’. In other words they can plot where people like to go for this wonderful occasion. I reckon if this is successful we could plot real ‘hot spots’. I bet war zones would rate highly, as would the major cities. Mike
BIG BROTHER will always be with us Mike, and that in many ways.