Global warming is 'irreversible': Experts
So much for alternative fuels, energy conservation, and walking to work, climate change may be here to stay, no matter what we do. According to an article on bbc's website, scientists participating in a study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy are warning that climate change could be "irreversible." These scientists say that even if carbon emissions could be halted, global temperatures could remain high for the next 1,000 years.
"People have imagined that if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide the climate would go back to normal in 100 years, 200 year - that's not true," said researcher Susan Solomon, the lead author of the report, quoted by AP news agency.
Their conclusions come as President Obama ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency to review rules on carbon emissions from passenger vehicles.