Although more and more are being investigated renewable forms of energy to replace the use of fossil fuelsAt the moment these are still the most widely used medium.
This is leading to little by little the available resources are running out, forcing companies operating this type of fuel to look desperately new deposits. Some of them will sell their soul to the devil for finding one of them, but the truth is that it would not be an easy task, so it is important to focus on the new alternatives that appear.
However, neither governments nor power companies seem to be aware of this problem, nor of the need to lower levels of contamination. And since the best way to convey something is with a good example, a group of researchers has just published in Nature a study in which they describe through computational models What would happen if all the resources available so far.
What will be the consequences of burning all fossil fuels?
It is estimated that there are some available on Earth 5,000 gigatons of these fossil fuels. Therefore, a climate model based on terrestrial conditions can perfectly calculate how the planet would be affected by resulting gases of burning all these resources.
In doing so, the first result obtained by these scientists was that in the year 2,300 the reservations availableBut that is far from being the most alarming result of the study.
Earth will begin by absorbing the carbon dioxide necessary for the plant growth, but there would come a time, there for him year 2,100, in which sta will saturate and the vast majority of the gases emitted will be retained in the atmosphere.
As a consequence, a drastic increase in temperatures of the entire planet, which will lead to a slow growth of plants, with the negative consequences This would lead to the composition of the atmosphere, which would be increasingly polluted.
In addition, the ocanos they will continue to absorb CO2, but they will very slowly, so it will continue to accumulate more and more.
What consequences would this increase in the carbon dioxide of the atmosphere have for Earth?
According to the data found by this model, global warming will rise to figures from 64 to 95 C, still much older in the arctic, where you will be between 15 and 20C. As a consequence, there would also be a increased rainfall, which could be up to four times larger in some regions of the planet.
Do you think that after knowing these data, the energy companies will still think that the solution is to search new sources of hydrocarbons? And you? What do you think