Technology and Climate change

Climate change is a global problem caused by technology and can only be solved by and through it. Any environmental policy that aims to address the issue of global warming and climate change must focus and include the technological aspect. Climate change is unique in that the effects are in future and cannot be quantified. Since the effect are unmeasurable and not visible in the present, it is an issue which fails to attract attention of the common man who is bogged down by day to day problems which take up his entire energy. Hence, it is an issue which is sidelined by global heads and large conglomerates that are busy amassing votes and money .

Another important view to be considered is that – is the effect of climate change so disastrous that it can negate all the advances caused by neglecting it or is the cost of combatting climate change so high that it stops all advances and causes global unrest and results in a global war that mitigates its efforts. Both sides of the coin have to be viewed objectively and a decision has to be made to decide the extent to which resources have to diverted to combat it and the resources which have to be utilized for future advances at the expense of it.

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