Worst case scenario?
Updated: Jul 22
You ever wonder, what if we can't do anything? What if we just let nature take it's course?
It's not gonna be some sort of zombie apocalypse...I don't think? There will be some pretty extreme stuff towards the end though. The predicted tipping point is between a 3-4 °C rise in global temperature rise. After that, we will be at the point of no return. But what does that mean exactly?
Believe it or not acidic ocean water is a possibility. As the carbon dioxide levels rise the sea is gonna try and help us out as much as it can and absorb some of it. This sounds like a good thing but all the chem whizzes reading this will realise carbon dioxide and seawater makes carbonic acid. This is already happening very slowly but like anything too much of it will be very deadly to marine animals.
Another effect will be changing severe weather, places struggling from droughts will get even worse; tsunamis and tornadoes and cyclones will become more and more frequent and many scientists believe there will be a higher proportion of powerful storms worldwide.
I haven't even begun to explain the effects of global warming but halfway through writing this piece I realised that the only way to beat this , is having optimistic or at least realistic thoughts. So no more worst case scenarios. Hopefully, cyclones and acid seawater is enough to give you an idea about what will happen.
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There are so many things we need to change to prevent a global catastrophe but when you think about it, there are 7.8 billion people on the planet. That's a pretty big cleanup crew.
Until next time, remember to be your own superhero.