A debate on global warming

Promoting the climate change awareness

Does the world benefit from global warming or not? While there may be localised and short term benefit, the overall impact is overwhelmingly negative.

I enthusiastically debated with a friend that the global warming alarmists have a hidden purpose and that carbon dioxide is not the primary cause of climate change. According to him, crop yields are increased by greenhouse farms' 800-1200 ppm CO2 level.He claims that a high CO2 concentration is necessary to boost tree growth and achieve equilibrium given the rate of deforestation brought on by human activity. He went on to say that the concentration as of 2022 was only at 420 ppm, which does not support the level of sensitization we are fostering. In conclusion, he stated that the situation is not as bad as we are making it seem.

We should be concerned about the global flooding and climate change events that are occurring. I will never forget how the tidal waves gradually eroded the coastline lands of Keta and other coastal communities, Libya's flooding and the spillage from the Akosombo dam. Temperatures between 21 and 27 degrees Celsius are typically associated with greenhouses used for agriculture that have a CO2 concentration of 800-1200 ppm. What consequences will rising temperatures in Alaska, Greenland, and the temperate zones have one after the other? Advocates for climate change, are we acting in a frenzied, false alarmist manner? Is the world being duped by a fraud about climate change? The average worldwide CO2 concentration was roughly 330 parts per million in 1971; this increased to 384 parts per million in the year 2000 showing a significant rise of 1.5 ppm average per year. If immediate action is not taken, what has changed and what will change in the future?

In the 1960s, the global growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide was roughly 0.8± 0.1 ppm per year. Over the next half century, the annual growth rate tripled, reaching 2.4 ppm per year during the 2010s.

Are we to blame for our insatiable wants to exploit nature for our gain, without looking to the very ecosystem we live in, or do we just sit there and do nothing? I think you most definitely won't. What can we do in that situation? A diverse approach is needed to combat climate change, and technologies for renewable energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) are essential for reducing the effects of the phenomenon. To avoid increasing the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, the carbon capture and storage report tries to capture and store CO2 as it is produced. The development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) has garnered substantial interest worldwide as a crucial technique for mitigating CO2 emissions. Several nations, including Norway, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, the United States, Australia, and Canada, have integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) into their energy policy deliberations and initiatives. These nations understand that to address climate change and achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, CCS is required in addition to other carbon mitigation strategies including renewable energy, fuel switching, energy efficiency, and nuclear power.

In addition, Norway is a pioneer in the field of carbon capture and storage technology, having created an environment that makes it possible for the industry to use CCS for commercial purposes (Tudor & Sova, 2021). Thus, the paper concludes that to accomplish the aims of carbon capture and storage, more funding, targeted research and development, optimization of CO2 transportation and storage options, and initiatives to deploy and market CCS at all levels are necessary. The 2005 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special study on carbon dioxide capture and storage was a major factor influencing the Paris Agreement.

Furthermore, in the modern world, renewable energy is becoming more and more important. Governments worldwide are aggressively investing in the use and development of new renewable energy due to the growing global energy crisis and environmental issues (International Energy Agency, 2020). This is because sustainable energy sources, like solar and wind power, are regarded as trustworthy substitutes for conventional fossil fuels. In the global energy industry, renewable energy technologies are becoming more and more significant. According to (He et al., 2023), these technologies can reduce resource use, meet energy demand, and accomplish energy sustainability. Technologies based on renewable energy have the potential to offer a long-term solution to the energy crisis and other environmental issues. Technologies based on renewable energy can lessen greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the effects of climate change.

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the need to shift towards renewable energy sources. This shift is driven by the realization that traditional energy sources are limited, contribute to environmental pollution, and have negative impacts on climate change. Renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar energy, provide clean and abundant sources of power that can be harnessed to meet our energy needs without harming the environment. Renewable energy technologies are gaining popularity due to their reliability, sustainability, and ability to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar energy, are considered to be among the most promising and important sources of renewable energy in the world. Global recognition has been given to the effort to cut CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gas emissions, and organizations and governments have been established to tackle the threat posed by climate change. Rise and join the environmental protection campaign.

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