it is happening.
it has been happening. there isn't any doubt- and those who argue that there is- are willfully ignorant and probably corrupt. anyway, my question now is- what now? we know it's here and we know what causes it- but from what i am hearing around the sciencephere- there isn't much in the way of real solutions forthcoming. the natural cycle that the earth had is gone. completely overwhelmed by the sheer volume of emissions that we not only continue to put out- as a planet- but in numbers that are the highest that they have ever been.
so- i want to know- what, if anything, can we do now?
the oceans cannot absorb more- they are acidifying and large swaths are now 'oceanic deserts' from the carbon. entire ecosystems of songbirds, insects, bats, and fish- are disappearing at any alarming rate- and those are just the ones we know about. what scares me the most is the paltry amount of potable water on this planet. you can grow your own food in a pot if you have water- it wouldn't be much but you wouldn't starve. we cannot live without water. if there is continued widespread, prolonged drought- as we have been seeing here in america and throughout the rest of the globe- coupled with water pollution- i don't even want to think about it.