This might come as a shock, but unless humans save themselves, they will be going extinct in less than 500 years, due to runaway Global Warming. How do humans save themselves? Nothing complicated… with something that has been done before… similar to an Alcohol or Tobacco Tax… with a Carbon Tax. A carbon tax is a fee intended to make users of fossil fuels pay for the climate damage their additional CO2 makes, and to motivate switching to cleaner energy.
If humans have a Carbon Tax in 2017, they will save themselves. Deny or delay and humans will be gone from the Earth in less than 500 years. We know this because we can “see” global temperatures centuries into the future. By knowing the properties of carbon dioxide, we can project how much global temperatures will rise. It is almost like calculating the interest on a savings account.
During pre-industrial times, CO2 was around 250 ppm. Currently, we are slightly over 400 ppm and our atmosphere is warming about one-tenth degF per year. For humans, this increase is basically invisible… it is too small for them to notice. About one-tenth degF per year turns into almost 7 degF per century.
Can humans survive in a world that is 7 degF hotter? Yes, but millions more will die. In two centuries, can they survive in a world that is 14 degF hotter? In three centuries, 21 degF hotter? In five centuries, 35 degF hotter? No, humans will not be able to live on an Earth that is 35 degF (20 degC) hotter. This is how humans will go extinct. Earth will become too hot for them to survive.
Sorry To Say – On Nov 8, 2016 humans did not save themselves and will be going extinct
Humans voted for the more heartless pirates, who will take control of the 3 branches of government, and who are planning how to pillage through the various government agencies. As bad as that sounds, their selfish pirate plundering will result in runaway Global WARming taking off in the coming years, gradually turning the world into toast over decades and centuries. Humans do not even realize that Nov 8 started in motion their own extinction within 500 years.
Humans have thoughts and believe their thoughts. Humans would rather hold onto their beliefs than to know the truth/reality. This is why humans dislike hearing truths.
Humans want to hold on to hope… and they can hold on to hope in the short term… they can still hope that they get home safely, hope to have a place to live next month, and they can even hope to be alive next year… but hoping that their children will grow up in a better world has been thrown out the window. Most days, months, years will be slightly hotter than the year before, and the world will be slightly worse.
Here is the positive from knowing this truth… Global WARming proceeds gradually, which is why knowing about it is far wiser than to ignore/deny it. Knowing about it means that humans can plan in advance, i.e..have fewer/no children, as children be will growing up in a world that increasingly gets worse… so everyone can plan ahead to reduce suffering and not get caught with their pants down.