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Unformatted text preview: going to drop out speeding up the process. If the carbon levels in the atmosphere is not reduced to 350 or below then there is no going back once we are past the tipping point. The time for action is now but to take action the politicians in power must change their policies. The knowledge has to be spread according to the article. This could be disastrous to the environment because many species would disappear because of the ice caps melting. The suns rays would not be reflected off the icecaps back into space and the earth would progressively get hotter and hotter. Temperatures would rise to unbearable heights and in many places life would be unsustainable. In short we are hurting ourselves in the future by continuing practices that are keeping us economically stable at the moment. Our physical lives are being affected at the cost of our economic wants....
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2010 for the course ECO 001 taught by Professor Melkonian during the Spring '10 term at Hofstra University.
- Spring '10