The earth is a beautiful home for mankind that has survived for millions of years. We should protect and take good care of our home. However, since mankind entered the age of the Industrial Revolution, environmental problems have become more and more serious.
The rapid development of industry is continuously affecting the ecological deterioration of the earth. I believe many friends know that in recent years, scientists have issued serious climate warnings almost every year. From the frequent climate warnings issued by scientists, it can be seen that the earth system is facing the risk of impending collapse.
The world-renowned scientific journal “Nature” once published a paper in which a word “climate tipping point” was mentioned. Through this word, we can see that it represents the key factor of the earth’s ecological stability. According to the published articles of scientists, there are 15 critical points of the earth’s climate. These 15 critical points jointly maintain the ecological stability of the earth.
Once these 15 climate critical points are activated, the ecology of the earth will fall into an irreversible state, and the global climate will face collapse. This year is 2020. It is an extraordinary year and also a year of disasters. Last year, scientists issued a warning about the earth’s climate, and this year also issued a warning, and it is a more serious one.
Australian climatologists have recently pointed out that the 15 “climate tipping points” on the earth have been activated so far, accounting for more than half. This is a very dangerous signal and very bad news for humans. Each activation of a “climate tipping point” means that the earth’s ecology is nearly one day away from collapse.
Once they are all activated, the earth system will move towards an “irreversible” situation. At that time, no matter how we make environmental protection efforts, the earth’s ecology will gradually deteriorate. You must know that as a beautiful planet of life, the earth itself has a very powerful ability to repair itself. The earth system has experienced many large and small ecological disasters during its long life span of billions of years, but after each disaster, the earth system can repair itself.
From here we can see how powerful the earth’s ecological restoration capacity is. The prerequisite for the restoration of the earth’s ecology is that the 15 “climate tipping points” representing the stability of the system cannot all be activated. Once they are all activated, the earth’s ecology will collapse like Mars a long time ago, without restoration. Possible.
Since 2020, climate change can be said to be getting stronger and worse. In May of this year, the Arctic ushered in a high temperature of 38 degrees. What an incredible thing. I believe that in the past, some people said that the temperature of the Arctic would reach 38 degrees. It is estimated that no one would believe it. You know that the North Pole is the two extreme cold places of the earth.
However, in 2020, such an extremely cold place will usher in a high temperature of 38 degrees. Although this temperature lasts for a short period of time, the danger signal it sends to us is very clear. That is, the earth’s environment has once again greatly deteriorated. In addition to the high temperatures in the Arctic, there has also been an explosion of methane.
This year, my country has ushered in a very serious continuous heavy rainfall, and many cities in the south have ushered in a serious test. Extreme high temperature, drought, heavy rainfall, severe storms, etc. have become commonplace these days, and this trend is intensifying every year. This is a manifestation of the continuous deterioration of the climate.
As a result of the continuous deterioration of the climate, the remaining 6 “climate tipping points” will also face constant activation. Scientists have seen this climate crisis that is getting closer and closer to us, so they continue to issue warnings every year, and the warnings are getting more and more serious. And in 2020, scientists also made a major adjustment to the “Doomsday Clock” again, adjusting it to 100 seconds.
This “doomsday clock” was set by scientists including Nobel Prize winners in 1947. Initially, this time setting was relatively long. However, with the continuous destruction of the environment by mankind, the time set for this “doomsday clock” is getting shorter and shorter. This year’s 100 seconds is the first time since 1947 to enter within two minutes, which means that the real crisis of mankind has arrived.
The earth has experienced many ecological disasters, but those disasters are adjustments made by nature on their own initiative. The adjustment time is relatively long, and the transition is relatively mild, and nature has enough power to recover after drastic changes. But the crisis we are going to experience now is caused by mankind, and it will not give us a long time.
We must know that the rapid development of human industry is only a century or so, and in such a short period of time, we have made the earth’s ecology very bad. Imagine how much the planet’s ecology will deteriorate in another 100 years, and it is possible that all 15 climatic critical points will be activated. At that time, the earth will truly enter an irreversible doomsday crisis.
Therefore, scientists have been calling for mankind to wake up. The climate crisis has arrived, and the crisis of mankind has also arrived. If we still do not attach importance to environmental protection and do not take it seriously, then the earth’s “retaliation” will become more and more serious. Many people now often complain about various serious climate disasters. For example, friends in the south have been very uncomfortable for more than a month. The continuous heavy rain has caused many people to move continuously and bring various losses.
And isn’t this torrential rain disaster caused by humans? In fact, when we complain about the ruthless nature of nature, we are complaining about human beings. It is our unrestrained destruction that made the earth what it is now. Even so, most people still do not wake up, the environmental damage is still continuing, and complaints continue every year.
Perhaps after all 15 climate critical points are activated and the earth’s ecology has completely entered an irreversible situation, people will be able to truly wake up. However, it is too late to work hard to protect the environment at that time, and the earth will enter the countdown to the end. Perhaps hundreds of years later, the earth will become the current Mars. If at that time, humans did not have the technology of interstellar navigation and were unable to migrate to other galaxies, then what awaited the end of human civilization would be the end of civilization.
In fact, many people can see the crisis of the earth’s climate today, and everyone can see it, and feel that the climate is getting worse every year. However, most of us cannot be truly environmentally friendly. The reason is simple, that is, the problem of interest and the selfish nature of human beings. Everyone expects others to be environmentally friendly, but they don’t take it seriously.
In real life, how many can put environmental protection first? I believe that there are very few things that can be done. Take fuel cars as an example. As long as they have the financial strength, they will buy them. Few people will consider that it will harm the environment. This is actually an endless loop that is difficult to change. Unless mankind is busy researching controllable nuclear fusion technology to completely replace fossil energy, the planet’s climate deterioration will not stop.