Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Technology Already Exists To Stabilize Global Warming

While it can be argued whether humans are significant contributors to global warming, as glaciers and polar caps melt it is certain that something is happening out there. This article from some Princeton scientists points out that we have the means at hand to do something about it. The human component of CO2 emissions can be brought under control and stabilized at the current levels with technologies that we have today. Furthermore, this strategic shift will open up new areas for economic activity. All we need is the will to do it.
"If we decide to act, we will need to reduce carbon emissions across the whole global economy," said Socolow, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. "Fortunately, we have the tools to do this, especially if we think in terms of 50-year campaigns, not instant solutions."

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