What will be the effects of global warming in India in the next 20-30 years?

I will go from what I feel are more likely to the less likely.More flooding especially towards the end of the Monsoons - so Aug/Sep and Dec/Jan. more so in cities where the population is increasing and out management of waste is

Is it true global warming would end overnight if we stopped farming cattle?

No. Cattle may have largely replaced bison, but the number of ruminant animals on the land hasn't drastically changed in the past two centuries, so the increase in carbon release into the atmosphere can't be attributed to situations that have largely remained static. In other words, the carbon cycle

Will climate change cause human extinction?

No! Over the billions of years of the Earth's existence, it has been much, much hotter and much, much colder.In the last few million years that Humans have been on Earth, they have survived with much less technology and resources and have lived through the worst

Why is climate change bad?

This is the scariest plot I have ever seen:

If no climate change action is done by 2030, and all of the climate change effects cannot be reversed, will politicians still fight for renewable energy after it will become pointless?

Climate change action is taking place, though countries like China and the US, the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases, aren't doing enough to combat climate change. Other countries are doing more in spearheading the campaign against climate change.So what type

What would happen if the rest of the world lived like the U.S.?

A2A. I'm going to give an answer completely different from what seems to be the consensus in previous answers. But I have to start with the question - lived like the U.S. when? If the question is based on how people in the US lived 50 or even 30 years ago, then my answer would probably

How long would climate change last?

Roughly 25% of the radiative forcing resulting from current CO2 emissions will still be present after 1000 years.  So, for our purposes,  forever.

What would happen if the rest of the world lived like the U.S.?

A2A. I'm going to give an answer completely different from what seems to be the consensus in previous answers. But I have to start with the question - lived like the U.S. when? If the question is based on how people in the US lived 50 or even 30 years ago, then my answer would probably

What is 'dangerous climate change'?

If there were such a consensus, it would not reflect reality as much as the limits of our current understanding.  Willing to gamble with the future of humanity?  Here, the calculus of risk is instructive.  We can weigh the likelihood of a risk coming to fruition against the severity of the consequences if it does.  A

Will climate change drive the US to invade and take over Canada since the climate will be better for farming there than the Midwest?

There's no guarantee that the warmed lands of Northern Canada will be able to support agriculture. Just because it's warmer there won't mean it will be able to grow staple crops like corn and wheat, and the climate is still disrupted by the movement of the jet stream and other weather

Could global warming destroy all human life?

Yes but that comes with a caveat. At high enough levels, climate change can cause a human extinction, even extinction of everything but bacteria. However the likelyhood of that happening within the foreseeable future is low. the worst case realistic scenarios for

What are some good websites to read articles and news about climate change?

The best website for reading new articles and news is - Global Warming Political Union. Here from you get many more detailed information about climate change and also the other Global Warming related information which will definitely helpful to you.

Did NASA tamper with climate data to support the ACC?

Scientists who tamper with data are invariably caught and severely penalized... usually fired from their job and essentially blackballed from any other job within science.Unlike other professions (law, police, medical doctors, etc) science is the only discipline where one is substantially rewarded for finding errors in colleagues work. In science, the next best thing to developing a new

Are there any cities in Florida that are safe from rising sea levels?

Here is an interactive map that lets you select any location, zoom in and out, and select sea level rise from 0 to 10 feet. This then shows what will be under water. Put in a zip code or city name in the box in the upper right. Zoom in or out with the + and -

Will humans be extinct in 100 years?

That is very unlikely.Human are very resilient.The Easter Island example shows us that a small group of humans, isolated, can survive a radical change in their environment (the extinction of all trees) without going extinct.Mutiny on the Bounty is an other example of a small groups of humans surviving against all odds, on a

If we globally stopped burning fossil fuel tomorrow, what would happen?

We would immediately be confronted with the loss of global dimming. The fossil fuels put particulate in the upper atmosphere that reflects sunlight away from the surface. Scientists first saw the loss-of- global-dimming effect after 9/11 when most commercial aviation was grounded. Temperatures started going up by almost 1 C average.Our situation

How long before the ocean is dead?

two to ten years depending on who you ask and what they consider ‘dead'. Massive fish die-offs (probably due to changes in temperatures) are already taking place. Water is becoming more acidic due to absorption of carbon, and the creatures already dying are putting sulfides into the water that are also poisoning

Are humans causing global warming?

The scientific basis for AGW is pretty thin. There's lots of research about co2 being a greenhouse gas, there are lots of measurements about co2 levels and temperature, but the actual evidence that the tiny fraction of the atmosphere that is

Will humans be extinct in 100 years?

That is very unlikely.Human are very resilient.The Easter Island example shows us that a small group of humans, isolated, can survive a radical change in their environment (the extinction of all trees) without going extinct.Mutiny on the Bounty is an other example of a small groups of humans surviving against all odds, on a

Do human activities affect the Earth?

Yes. Science is not about belief it is about evidence. The evidence for global warming is overwhelmingly indicative that arthromorphic climate change is occurring. Unless we reduce our combined contributions of carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere soon, our future and the future of our planet as a habitat for all species will end. 

What would happen if a ice age comes in the near future? How would humans survive?

If an ice age comes in the near future , humans would not be wiped out but people would most probably be concentrated around the equator. This is because a lot of the northern hemisphere would be covered with ice if we consider the next ice age

If no climate change action is done by 2030, and all of the climate change effects cannot be reversed, will politicians still fight for renewable energy after it will become pointless?

Climate change action is taking place, though countries like China and the US, the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases, aren't doing enough to combat climate change. Other countries are doing more in spearheading the campaign against climate change.So what type

How serious is climate change?

I find that global warming is a serious issue, alth0ugh second to the possibility of nuclear war, and that it could potentially destroy our way of life and planet as we know it. Note I did not say destroy Earth because that would be

Can humans survive a modern ice age with existing technology?

I'm not a climatologist, although I used to work in insecticide resistance genetics before beginning my new career. That said, you'd want two things if your planet wasn't retaining enough heat to keep the snow away:1) electricity2) food

Could humans have survived out of Africa during the Ice Age?

Neanderthal, which are by any reasonable standard human beings, survived in Europe through at least three cycles of major glaciation. For those who resist the idea that Neanderthal were humans, even though an average human outside of Africa has a 1%+ quantity of Neanderthal

Is global warming a hoax?

Your very short question requires a very long answer. Let me rephrase your question thusly;Q1: is the earth warmer today than a) last year, b) 10 years ago c) 100 years ago d) 700 years ago?A1: a) not meaningfully (by less than the margin of

How long before the ocean is dead?

two to ten years depending on who you ask and what they consider ‘dead'. Massive fish die-offs (probably due to changes in temperatures) are already taking place. Water is becoming more acidic due to absorption of carbon, and the creatures already dying are putting sulfides into the water that are also poisoning

Will humans be able to survive global warming, and how?

The solution to global warming is simple- Dial Back Free Trade and consumption. Relocalize or Localize economies all over the world. Charge taxes worldwide per mile of shipping. Ban food from free trade forever. Food MUST be sold closer to home. Local communities must grow what

How will the wealthiest of our species survive Climate Change?

It is very unlikely our species will survive in a world where the temperature is on average 4 degrees above baseline (its basically consensus that 2 degrees threatens civilization and the notion of the nation state , 4 degrees all but ends it) we are

Are Republicans against climate change? If so why?

I would dispute that assertion. It may not be our overwhelming priority to combat climate change, but we're not adamantly opposed to developments which will cut our carbon emissions coincidentally(?).Coal is abundant and therefore cheap, but so is natural gas, which is much cleaner, vis-a-vis carbon emission. Which

What caused the ice ages?

The question is complex, and I do not believe that we have an answer for this any more than we do for Global Warming. In the geologic rock column there are precambrian rocks that are glacial rock deposits. So that means we've had glacial cycles for a

Would the human race survive another Ice Age?

Yes. Humanity itself will definitely survive through the next glacial maximum.Could be that not all of humanity will. It might cause a population reduction. That's harder to predict, because we can't predict what level of technology will exist to help us out.But humanity itself,

Why do some people deny climate change?

I'd like to first point out that 'denial' and 'skeptical' are too frequently interchanged in the US.  That tends to create a little confusion alone.Skeptics typically simply push back because they want to really understand the issue and want us all to have the clearest possible logic.  A true skeptic will accept new information as they

How much climate damage can we really do before fossil fuels run out?

We will not ever run out of "fossil fuels" because most of them are minerals that we can synthesize, not fossil fuels. The only fossil fuels that we actually know are fossil fuels are peat and coal and lignite (that I am aware of).Crude oil

Will the demise of human civilisation be the only way to completely stop fossil fuel use?

No, human extinction is not necessary.  We already have the technologies to get all the energy we need from solar.  (Currently, that technology is more expensive than burning fossil fuels.  But if we run out, we have the alternative.)  And, with enough energy, humans could build up hydrocarbons for lubrication and other uses from CO2 and water.

How long would climate change last?

Roughly 25% of the radiative forcing resulting from current CO2 emissions will still be present after 1000 years.  So, for our purposes,  forever.

Will climate change cause human extinction?

No! Over the billions of years of the Earth's existence, it has been much, much hotter and much, much colder.In the last few million years that Humans have been on Earth, they have survived with much less technology and resources and have lived through the worst

What would happen ecologically if we stop using fossil fuels right now?

If humans stopped using fossil fuels today the population of humans on Earth would be virtually eliminated in a few weeks or perhaps a few months. Fossil fuels are the only way that exists today to haul food from rural agricultural

Is it true global warming would end overnight if we stopped farming cattle?

No. Cattle may have largely replaced bison, but the number of ruminant animals on the land hasn't drastically changed in the past two centuries, so the increase in carbon release into the atmosphere can't be attributed to situations that have largely remained static. In other words, the carbon cycle

Is climate change benign?

Any answer other than, "It depends on the exact change," immediately strikes me as political. Why do we think the climate at the dawn of the industrial era was somehow the perfect climate? It's artificial to pick any one snapshot of the

Why wouldn't humanity survive climate change?

Realistically, even if there was a 20-degree C increase in temperature, and a 60 metre rise in sea level, humans would still be alive in most of Canada, including Quebec, Ontario, plausibly bordering areas in Minnesota, and the southern shores of the Great Lakes

Is climate change the biggest catastrophic risk facing humanity today?

No. The science of climate change is unsettled and global warming fears have been grossly exaggerated. It is a fantasy to view the earth as a stable environment as it never has been and never will be. Think of how dramatic an effect occurs

Is the Sixth Mass Extinction happening and will humans survive it?

It would help answer this question if you gave some indication of what might cause this 6th mass extinction of which you speak.Is it the Sun burning out?A near by star going super nova?A giant meteor hitting the Earth?The next glaciation period?We exit the local interstellar cloud and the magnetic energy of the Sun and solar system

Will humanity find a way to live with climate change?

The people who just love change will find a way to live with climate change. You know the ones:- they started programming computers in 1963; they bought personal computers when they had cassette tapes for memory; they had jobs that paid for Blackberries before iPhones came out. These are the people who