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

Why are there not many hybrid/electrical cars in Australia?

Hybrid / electrical cars cost more to purchase.The registration of a Hybrid / electrical car attracts a discounted Car Registration in some states in Australia.  In Victoria it is $100.00 discount.Hybrid cars are seen to be slower and not good in rough road conditions.Australians like big cars with power to take on our wild country.

Which company is more environmentally friendly, Apple or Microsoft?

Apple is trying hard to be more environment friendly. You can see on their product packaging. There are going to run their offices and factories with solar energy. And they are telling their environment story on their website_ Apple - Environment

Does Tesla really help the environment overall?

Oh the age old question. Here's the deal. No matter what most say, the effect on the environment from any vehicle, gas or electric, it will have a bad effect somehow. The batteries that are required for these cars still have a bad effect on the

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'Best out of Waste' What are the best hacks everyone should know?

Best Out of Waste :- Hello guys, i want to tell best out of paper crafts. This is one of the most beautiful things made by waste material and among best hanging decor ideas.1. NewsPaper Basket

Does Tesla really help the environment overall?

Oh the age old question. Here's the deal. No matter what most say, the effect on the environment from any vehicle, gas or electric, it will have a bad effect somehow. The batteries that are required for these cars still have a bad effect on the

'Best out of Waste' What are the best hacks everyone should know?

Best Out of Waste :- Hello guys, i want to tell best out of paper crafts. This is one of the most beautiful things made by waste material and among best hanging decor ideas.1. NewsPaper Basket

Does Tesla really help the environment overall?

Oh the age old question. Here's the deal. No matter what most say, the effect on the environment from any vehicle, gas or electric, it will have a bad effect somehow. The batteries that are required for these cars still have a bad effect on the

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 humans disappeared, how long will it take for the pollution we left behind to dissipate?

Pretty much never.We are now in a geological age called the anthropocene. Human activity has permenantly reshaped the earth, and traces will be detectable for billions of years.On a simpler level, we could look at evidence of civilisation itself.Could an Industrial Prehuman Civilization Have Existed on Earth

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

Can we reverse global warming?

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nothing compared with the amount that will be spewed in a volcanic event. A volcanic event can change the entire complexion of atmospheric composition in no time. Remember what Krakatoa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kr... explosion did.Global warming is as much reality as much fiction

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

Could the planet survive without any trees?

Oh the planet can, but Humans cannot. The planet needs plants (and trees) to produce oxygen from carbon dioxide. Without the the oxygen level in the atmosphere would decrease to a level where humans and animals could not breath.With no trees, there would be no humans and no animals, the entire eco system would have to change.

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

What is environmental science?

Environmental science deals with the health of the biosphere, we call as the Earth.So naturally, it deals with the flora and fauna. It analyses the status of Air, Water, and the Global temperature vis-a-vis its suitability to a healthy living of all living beings supported by Earth.The climatic change caused by Human beings is a major part of the

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

Is environmental science a good major choice?

I agree very strongly with Anthony. Env. engineering or geology is way better than environmental science. See this related thread: Should I apply to college with an intent to major in environmental engineering or environmental sciences?

If humans disappeared, how long will it take for the pollution we left behind to dissipate?

Pretty much never.We are now in a geological age called the anthropocene. Human activity has permenantly reshaped the earth, and traces will be detectable for billions of years.On a simpler level, we could look at evidence of civilisation itself.Could an Industrial Prehuman Civilization Have Existed on Earth

Can we reverse global warming?

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nothing compared with the amount that will be spewed in a volcanic event. A volcanic event can change the entire complexion of atmospheric composition in no time. Remember what Krakatoa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kr... explosion did.Global warming is as much reality as much fiction

What are some examples of environmental technology?

As.salam.o.alekumSome of the most ubiquitous environmental control technologies that exist today include :In car engine emission control:-Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) for NOx control-Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) for HC emission control -Evaporative Emissions Control(EVAP)-Catalytic

Which company is more environmentally friendly, Apple or Microsoft?

Apple is trying hard to be more environment friendly. You can see on their product packaging. There are going to run their offices and factories with solar energy. And they are telling their environment story on their website_ Apple - Environment

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

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

What are the ways by which a man can adopt the environment to his needs?

The best way is to give the environment over entirely to the fossil-fuel industry to exploit for its

How long will/might humanity last?

Humanity has always had it's ups and downs. Seriously, that's just true. And our survival at any level is a matter of probabilities.About the global warming thing: it's now completely contaminated by dishonesty on both sides. When someone who's taking part in anything resorts to dishonesty

What are fossil fuels? How do they affect the environment?

Now we all know who slept through basic science class. First part: fossil fuels. When plants and animals die their remains eventually begin to decay (rot). Left undisturbed these remains begin to accumulate. Some is eaten and recycled by insects

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. 

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

What is the purpose of mosquitoes and what would happen if mosquitoes went extinct? Would any ecosystems or the food chain be drastically affected if mosquitoes became extinct suddenly?

A. It's not possible in the farthest of our projections. Because they multiply much faster than we can kill them.B. Even if achieve this, it will come at a cost of human survival. Because of the large numbers covering a vast landmass.Point is, they become a menace only

Could the planet survive without any trees?

Oh the planet can, but Humans cannot. The planet needs plants (and trees) to produce oxygen from carbon dioxide. Without the the oxygen level in the atmosphere would decrease to a level where humans and animals could not breath.With no trees, there would be no humans and no animals, the entire eco system would have to change.

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

What is light pollution?

Light pollution is light that is not being efficiently or completely utilized and is often pointed outwards or upwards and not downwards. Hence it is light that is often found to be rude or oppressive to the non-owners of the light. How so? Well imagine spending an hour outside at night to enjoy the stars, when someone

Which company is more environmentally friendly, Apple or Microsoft?

Apple is trying hard to be more environment friendly. You can see on their product packaging. There are going to run their offices and factories with solar energy. And they are telling their environment story on their website_ Apple - Environment

How long will/might humanity last?

Humanity has always had it's ups and downs. Seriously, that's just true. And our survival at any level is a matter of probabilities.About the global warming thing: it's now completely contaminated by dishonesty on both sides. When someone who's taking part in anything resorts to dishonesty

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

How is the ozone layer being destroyed?

Ozone layer is concentration of Ozone molecules in Stratosphere containing 90% of ozone on earth.It is destroyed when man made aerosols like HFC , HydrofluoroCarbon or CFC , ChloroFluoroCarbon normally used in refrigerants and solvents is released into the atmosphere which rises

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

What would happen if rainforests disappeared?

First of all, rainforests are home to about 50% of all land spicies, which means that if they disappear then 50% of all land living spicies on this planet would go extinct. Second, rainforests create their own weather as the humidity that the plants lose during day returns as rainfall, so

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.