photo credit :Nalaka Gunawardene
The year was 1989. The prevalent idea at the time was like this… Greenhouse gases released into atmosphere by industrial process in developed and developing countries are depleting ozone layer somewhere above the earth… Which somehow heats up the atmosphere below and ice sheets in both poles will melt and the melting ice will flood the oceans raising the tide levels till our little country will be submerged… Atleaset that was the prevalent narration. However scientists are telling us now that the exact sequence of events somehow will be a little more complex than that. For one thing the melted ice will not flow to oceans just as water flows on from a spherical surface and that they are regulated by magnetic field of earth as much as the surface geometry of earth.. lots of physics and science involved in the process of determiing the exact course nature seems to be taking. But few things are certain:
The ice sheets are melting and dissapearing fast.
The world is getting a little bit hotter
The developed countries do not seem to share our grief… They are infact expecting oil and mineral booms from the poles once the ice melts..
The time for preventive action to halt this runaway process of global warmings seems to be past and gone.. Politicians across the globe made sure they never benefitted from the scientific knowledge..