If we continue to seriously not address this situation all on this planet will greatly suffer. For example such weather extreme’s include Hurricane Sandy’s $50 billion plus damages Other costs include one quarter of all plant and animal species face the risk of extinction if temperatures increase by 2.7 °F; by 2020, 75 million to 250 million people in Africa will suffer water shortages, residents of Asia's large cities will be at great risk of river and coastal flooding, Europeans can expect extensive species loss, and North Americans will experience longer and hotter heat waves and greater competition for water; and more GHG emissions could bring "abrupt and irreversible" changes, such as the loss of ice sheets in the poles, and a corresponding rise in sea levels by several yards. This is happening.
Many Americans are unaware how fast this is happening since there is a tipping point regarding climate change. This means things are declining faster than first reported evident by new data. Each day there is mounting alarming incoming scientific data.
First the US has been the leading per capita contributor. Also industrial development in China and India has stimulated more coal burning. Each year we break temperature records with scientists reporting increases in climate change, including faster melting of polar ice that had not been predicted.
The evidence of climate change proves we cannot afford to wait. Even if you think this planet is not in any peril is it wise to wait and simply see what happens? What do we do if-- in 10 years our actions result in a point of no return where our destruction of the earth becomes irreversible? What is your life experience with what you have seen thus far with your own surroundings? Are you being honest to both yourself and your children to believe global warming is not happening?
While some think climate change is hoax while evidence indicates the contrary. Let’s not error and insured a better future. Whether you agree or disagree that the burning of fossil fuels, increases in population growth and other indicators are creating life threatening greenhouse effects. Also the greater question is—are the facts gathered by experts alarming enough to act?