Pace of Doom

Science and Technology article of Felipe Dimaculangan written on Friday, September 02, 2016.

Imagine you are in a grim nightmare. Isolated on a dark street, your body shivers from a cold dull night. Examine the reality of place you are into, turn around and you see the dumped household wastes beneath a lamppost, several cars parked at home garages, drainages limped with toxins, flies, bees, and mosquitoes joyfully wafting to places, and the stank air you continuously breathe in. Inhale the dirt of yourself, it is lethal and you probably die. Wait for the sunshine and you see its striking strobes slaying your once silk-like skin. Will you stay on the grim nightmare, or face the threatening repulsive streaks of light in the morning?

Climate change has had caused various phenomena of burden: abnormal rise of heat, increase in sea levels, maladies and deaths, and destruction of the natural treasures. The last 15 months in a row have set records globally for heat, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And inclination of hottest year rose to the society, a record broken in 2010, 2014, and 2015.

2005 and the proceeding years recorded to be the hottest years which are 1.8 degrees warmer than a century ago. As a result, Arctic Sea ice was reported to account low amounts of water.

Extreme weather results to deadly heat waves, droughts, and flood-inducing downpours. Moreover, hot water already killed corals so fishes are affected. The extremity also caused the Syrian drought and civil war that resulted into crisis of refugees. Sea levels have risen a foot in the waters around New York city in the past century from the Superstorm Sandy.

“Allergies, asthma, heat deaths, diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes, dirtier air, and more contaminated water and food worse the situation,” a federal report said on April.

Burning fossil fuels contributing to global warming is sad to know that it is legally approved for financials. World’s average income will shrivel 23 percent by 2100 if carbon dioxide pollution continues at the current pace, as to a 2015 study out of Stanford and the University of California Berkeley.

Obama likely adds to the burden as he will impose 1, 000 power plant projects that cost $ 8 billion a year. Huge things can be done about air pollution, and we took steps that reduce ozone depletion and acid rain, as to Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.

“Abrupt, unpredictable, and potentially irreversible changes with highly damaging impacts,” world’s largest general scientific society warns.

You are actually in a horrid fascination of reality. Owing through technology, humanity thrives for a tranquil life. Did you already picture in your mind that if you burn your trash, for example, would also burn you by the freaking rays of Helios at the end? Come to think a world now in plain blue because greens have been drowned by waters. Anyone cannot resist to inclusion. Have your playful minds ever envisage the morning you wake up is also the moment you die from an oven-like room? Aircon ventilations cannot certainly help you but just feel pity watching you gasping the man-made pace of doom!