This ghost of an imagined future haunts us as we confront the realities of climate change. Global temperatures and sea levels are risings. Oceans are warming and ice caps are melting. Drought, famine and other ecological disasters are becoming more intense. Natural disasters and severe weather events are occurring more often.
Behind the struggle address these concerns, lies the rapid increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses into into the atmosphere.
“Our collective emission of greenhouse gases has the same kind of impact on the planet’s climate as a whole as do forces of very large natures – such as those generated by tec...
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