Technology has saved the day many times in America. Betamax set the video entertainment world free. Satellite reconnaissance kept New Orleans protected from a Hurricane. And now, a recent government study shows that technology will Save the World from Global Warming.
A small group of government mathematicians have been working on estimating the likelihood of technology coming to the rescue again for Global Warming.
The research is quite fascinating. The scientists took the current fossil fuel burn rate. And took a look at technology's ability to adjust the burn rate. Then they calculated at what year we would be able to achieve 80% cuts in Carbon Dioxide and other Global Warming and Green House gases as almost universally agreed to with the Kyoto Protocol.
The conventional thinking is that if we can reduce Green House Gase emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050; we can avert total meltdown. Recently at the UN, "Some industrialized countries balked at adopting language in the conference's final statement that would have set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. "
What is truly amazing was that the scientists took the information from yesterday's UN meeting and recalculated their findings.
And here it is: The world is expected to reduce Green House Gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2032.
Yep, you heard it here first. And technology will save us. You really got to love American ingenuity and kno...
However, further analysis of the situation has shown that with current fossil fuel burn rates, we will run out of oil on this planet by 2050.
The government climate change researchers were using a modest 2% annual increase in the worlds thirst for oil.
And that has us running out of oil in 2032.
Hey, at least that will beat the government's response to the problem.