Climate change and technology
Climate change based on the Intergovernmental the Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),is a reallity. All nations should work on reducing carbon emissions from industrialization and protecting natural resources. How do you thing technology role will be in the global effort to limit warming and reduce the impacts of climate change?
I think we will do our best to provide new technology fixes (chemicals on the sea, giant mirrors in space to shield the planet etc). However, whatever new technology we implement will always have some unexpected consequences that will require yet a further new technology to fix. 'The Technology Spiral'
The last time the earth had similar levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, sea levels were about 7m above what they are today (about 20 feet). I am fully supportive of Patrick's view - a behavioral change. I just do not know what it will take to change our behaviors.
Technology is critically important. One of the bright spots in addressing climate change is that we are seeing new technologies emerging far faster than expected. In many areas, the speed of innovation is exponential.
Unfortunately, on the other side of the equation, human-induced climate change is also moving far faster and more extensively than expected. So technology alone will not solve the climate challenge, nor will the market.
Major societal change is essential to restructure human activity on to a genuinely sustainable basis - far more change than we are currently being told officially. My perspective on the issue summarised in the attachment. Also in a Policy Brief "Existential Climate-Related Security Risk - a scenario approach" at: https://www.breakthroughonline.org.au/papers
The rising temperature year by year is a strong indication of the 'Global Warming' and Climate Change. It is indeed paradoxical that the sole sink (Forest Cover) for Carbon Dioxide is diminishing and toxic pollutants are released into the atmosphere at a rapid pace. Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change was set up with all the sincerity BUT, the Governments do not seem serious on combating the growing temperature. Sooner or later, we are heading towards a major catastrophe. The only silver line in the entire game seems to be Bhutan which is a Carbon Neutral country. If only, the other Governments emulate this, the Universe will be a different place to live with.