By David Stephen
Ozone Layer Geoengineering ̶ or OLG
for short ̶ is a geoengineering procedure that submits a solution to
ozone layer depletion if it poses risks to man or the environment now or
in future. Ozone layer depletion is commonly observed in the atmosphere
over Antarctica and Arctic; this environmental risk will be relatively
insignificant if a major depletion is found over a country or continent.
Ozone layer depletion is an environmental headache and Green House Gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere also contributes to it ̶ this submits further reasons for ozone monitoring. Ozone depletion and issues surrounding it will come as less of a major problem because of the OLG procedure that is safe and workable for desired results.
Global warming for now is a serious issue to the planet and agreement
to hang its cause is on a flight with direction but without controls.
Several effects lie with global warming because of increase in average
temperature of the earth and that the total danger it holds is unknown.
for some is already happening and for others may happen in years ahead
if global emissions whisk past the tipping point ̶ that will increase
the earth’s average temperature by 2oC and beyond. Climate change as we have now or may have later has no historical equivalent and may just be one war all humans will consciously fight to keep the future.
The problems of this present world are many as different people and
governments have biting challenges ̶ at the moment ̶ and most of
them take that more seriously than climate change that is “not really”
happening now and not happening for their actions alone.
The United Nations summit on climate change ongoing in Durban, COP 17
is supposed to be a ground for agreement and reality but is a ground
for arguments and delusion. Nations should agree against climate change,
we know, but economic prosperity and emissions prosperity go together.
Sharp cuts to the latter will down efforts to grow the former ̶
struggling globally for now to recovery.
This reality is what developed nations accused of pronging proposals like the Green Climate Fund and Technology Transfer
are trying to make others understand. Some are trying to keep their
reputation by not signing certain agreements for the sake of a
conference and default on their part later on.
Saying NO for now is better than saying YES to chill the offensive
and bring their nations to disrepute. Certain other nations might not
really bother about their role but will sign on and use future
eventualities as the excuse of default. The US is at the center of the
climate change debate as the very wealthy and very big polluter that
does not want to cooperate.
Some blame can go to the US from some who believe
they understand what the US should do and how they can do it. The
question that slogs the chord is for developing nations that are also
big polluters especially India and China; India is developing and should
benefit from the Green Climate Fund but India is now a top polluter,
can contributions come from there too?
Reality takes its leave in these UN meetings since “an idea by those
that conceived it is now being used against them even when things have
clearly changed and everyone can see”. This whole thing is having
scientists think about a quick fix for global warming to postpone
effects of climate change for now or in future.
Solar Radiation Management (SRM) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) are two major processes to hold off climate change; fears of ‘bad’ with geoengineering
is keeping it at a distance for now but will gradually be seen as a way
to postpone climate change effects in future until those partly deluded
and others yet to adjust agree to change to combat climate change.