Found this today. It seems, according to this report, that based on current emission trends, global warming effects are set to be irreversible – over the next 1000 years (yes, one thousand) – irrespective of what mankind does to reduce his environmental footprint.
Quoting from the report:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( ).is “largely irreversible” for the next 1,000 years even if carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could be abruptly halted, according to a new study led by the US
The study’s authors said there was “no going back” after the report showed that changes in surface temperature, rainfall and sea level are “largely irreversible for more than 1,000 years after CO2 emissions are completely stopped.”
… The authors emphasized that increases in CO2 that occur from 2000 to 2100 are set to “lock in” aover the next 1,000 years.
Bad, bad, bad. Can we at least try and minimize the damage over the next 100 years?