There seems to be hysteria today about global warming especially from the so-called environmentalists who want us to stop using fossil fuels. They don't appreciate what fossil fuels have done for our standard of living, life expectancy and quality of life. They believe we are headed for the imminent destruction of our planet and the end of our civilization. Polar ice is melting, oceans are rising, end of days are here, the world's economy will collapse, and it is all mankind's fault.
There are a couple of things I can say for sure.
Firstly, the destruction of our planet Earth will not happen by our utilizing fossil fuels or by our putting CO2 into our atmosphere and there will still be 50 times the disolved CO2 in our oceans than in our atmosphere. Oceans may rise and fall as they have many times in the past and green house gases may increase and decrease but the Earth will continue to rotate around the sun and the moon will continue to rotate around the Earth. The Sun will still be the center of our solar system and dragging it on a 250 million year orbit around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, long after mankind has disappeared from the planet.
Think about it. The Earth has been rotating around our Sun for 4.5 billion years. It has been evolving thru the milenia to more readily support our life. Why should we possibly think that now, in the next 10 years it would all vanish? Do you think that the Earth will go spiralling off into space? Why? Because we opened Pandora's Box and discovered fossel fuels? Aren't fossel fuels organic material, entirely created on Earth over millions of years?
Secondly, the world's economy will certainly collapse if we try to eliminate fossil fuels, the internal combustion engine, automobiles, trucks, trains, ships and airplanes. It would destroy entire industries. The petroleum industry, the transportation industry, travel, pharmaceutical, steel and manufacturing industries would be just the beginning. Millions of jobs would be lost. Our health care system would be devastated. Our military could not function. Our standard of living would plummet. Governments would not be able to replace the revenue and taxes from fossil fuels and we will never be able to pay the price. Our world's economy would surely collapse without fossil fuels.
The center of the Earth is 10,000 °F. Man didnt cause that. We have nothing to do with volcanic activity, on the Earth's surface or under Antarctica. We are not responsible for ocean vents belching up material from the Earth's core. We dont cause continents to drift or mountains to rise and we are not responsible for the heat or radiation from the Sun. We are not responsible for clouds or ocean currents or the jet stream. We had nothing to do with the extinction of millions of species, most from before man was on the planet. We just need to employ some common sense here.